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FamilyMart Thailand launches vending concept store FamilyMart Corner

FamilyMart Thailand has opened its first ‘FamilyMart Corner’ stores featuring automatic vending machines serving beverages, snacks and convenience foods.

Tops Markets US enters bankruptcy protection

US grocery chain Tops Markets has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Beerlicious broadens range of brews

A year after introducing Australian craft beer to Thailand, Beerlicious has partnered with Molson Coors International.

Central to unveil Tops Plaza concept

Tops Supermarket parent Central Food Retail plans to open its first Tops Plaza store in Pichit this year.

Tops Thailand parent plans aggressive expansion

Tops Thailand parent Central Food Retail has committed Bt6.5 billion (US$183 million) to open new stores during the next five years.  

HappyFresh hits Thailand

HappyFresh, the grocery delivery start-up, has launched in Bangkok.

Central to boost Tops network

Thai food conglomerate Central Food Retail plans to invest US$30 million opening 12 new Tops supermarkets in 2015. “With the clear economic direction of this government, we’re optimistic about the supermarket outlook next year,” Phattaraporn Phenpraphat, VP of marketing and public relations told the Bangkok Post newspaper. The newspaper reported that the new stores will include six Tops Markets, one Tops Superstore, one Central Food Hall. The others will be in other formats. In the firs…

Central Retail in aggressive expansion

Thai retail group Central Retail is plotting a massive expansion with 260 new stores to open by 2014. Central plans to open 60 new Tops, Tops Market and Tops Daily stores and 200 FamilyMart convenience stores next year. The company is optimistic about its outlook for 2014 as more and more consumers attach greater importance to quality and safety and less importance to price, which, according to Central Food Retail president Alistair Taylor, benefits food retailers. Taylor says the compa…

Central to build Phuket malls

Thai mall developer Central will spend $650 million to build three malls and resort towns in Phuket. The project also includes office towers and condominiums and is expected to be completed in five to seven years. “As an outstanding tourist destination, Phuket’s potential for long-term investments has caught the eye of Central Group,” said Central Retail Corporation chief executive director Tos Chirathivat. He said the investment was planned to transform Phuket into a dream destination …