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Bring Your Laundry And Dry Cleaning To 7/11 But Leave Your Knickers At Home

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Bring Your Laundry And Dry Cleaning To 7/11 But Leave Your Knickers At Home

  Convenience store 7/11 are rolling out yet another new service in Bangkok this week – laundry and dry cleaning. The 24 hour service is expected to expand up-country in the middle of next year. But price lists posted in shops itemized only certain things creating confusion about what laundry might be turned down. Customers…

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Thai Environment Minister Declares War On Plastic Bags In Fresh Food Markets

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Thai Environment Minister Declares War On Plastic Bags In Fresh Food Markets

Thailand has announced its latest “D-Day” in the war against litter. This one is July 21st when the environment minister General Surasak Kanjanarat is declaring war on plastic bags. In the initial face of the battle the Thai authorities will be conducting a charm offensive to stop traders and the public using so many plastic…

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Big C Clarifies Its Mobile Grocery Store Just A “Prototype”

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Big C Clarifies Its Mobile Grocery Store Just A “Prototype”

The Office of Organizational Communications of Big C Group clarified on March 28 that the “Mini Big C” mobile grocery store which was seen roaming housing estates and communities in Bangkok and its vicinity was just a trial operation and there is just one prototype vehicle. The office said that the Mini Big C pickup…

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Privacy Warning As 7-Eleven To Start Scanning Customers’ Faces

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Privacy Warning As 7-Eleven To Start Scanning Customers’ Faces

7-Eleven is rolling out facial recognition technology to its 11,000 stores in Thailand. The convenience store chain will use the technology in a number of different ways, including to help identify loyal customers, analyse customer traffic and monitor stock levels of products. Facial recognition will also be used to suggest products to customers and even…

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IKEA “Unpacks” New Plan To Open Ten More Stores In Thailand

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IKEA “Unpacks” New Plan To Open Ten More Stores In Thailand

IKANO Private Ltd, which operates IKEA stores in Southeast Asia, yesterday announced an ambitious plan to open one store every year in the region over the next five to 10 years. The company yesterday officially opened its second IKEA store in Bang Yai district of Nonthaburi province. Costing Bt6.3 billion, the store in CentralPlaza WestGate…

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Tesco Lotus Continue Their Commitment To Fresh, Affordable Food

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Tesco Lotus Continue Their Commitment To Fresh, Affordable Food

Tesco Lotus has unveiled a “Fresh@Heart” campaign to underscore its commitment to providing high-quality fresh food at affordable prices. It also touted its revamped flagship store on Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Soi 50, and announced that at least five more hypermarkets will undergo similar renovations this year to “improve the fresh food department”. “We have continued our…

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Online Shopping Here To Stay In Thailand But Needs To Be Managed Appropriately

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Online Shopping Here To Stay In Thailand But Needs To Be Managed Appropriately

  Online shopping is swiftly transforming life in Thailand and the new lifestyle requires major adjustments, as a new generation lays down the terms for how the future economy will look. For everybody’s sake, the great leap forward should happen sooner rather than later. Taxation, for example, needs to be effective and clear-cut, not the…

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Tesco Lotus Pushes Food Exports From Thailand To UK

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Tesco Lotus Pushes Food Exports From Thailand To UK

  TESCO LOTUS, in collaboration with the Department of Inter-national Trade Promotion, has been hosting a “Taste of Thailand” festival at the Tesco Kensington store in the heart of London to promote a variety of quality Thai products bearing the Thailand Trust Mark, as well as exotic fruits from Thailand. The Thai products will be…

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Watch Out Chang And Singha-New German Beer Is Coming !

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Watch Out Chang And Singha-New German Beer Is Coming !

Edmond Neo Kim Soon, CEO Beer product group, pointed out that a recent research work on premium products consumption in Southeast Asia conducted by international research company AC Nielsen shows that Southeast Asian consumers are now likely to spend more on consumer products, particularly in the premium food and beverage segment. The research ranked Indonesia…

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Open all hours

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Open all hours

3 people are stocktaking, 2 people are stacking shelves, 1 person is on a computer behind the counter and 1 person is trying to serve a big queue. And this is daytime. Nightime gets better when all the staff can focus on the funky loud music Where are you? `Yes` you`re in 7/11 land, where…

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