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Thailand supermarket Big C focuses on supply chain

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Thailand SET_listed Big C Supercenter expects to improve its cost management efficiency through its new 1.7 billion baht distribution center in Muang district.

Big C’s new 20,000sqm distribution center is expected to reduce delivery journeys for suppliers, in addition to reducing overall delivery trips to its 665 Big C stores nationwide.

The company is targeting to revive consumer spending by providing a 10 percent discount on fresh food purchases every Wednesday.

Source: Big C focuses on supply chain | Bangkok Post: business

How We Like to Shop Online

Image Source: Mashable.com
Image Source: Mashable.com

In a recent consumer survey report published by CBRE, over 50% of consumers in Asia Pacific still visit a shop to make a purchase. However, online shopping has overtaken bricks-and-mortar retail as the most popular method of purchase in a few markets, most notably South Korea and Taiwan, where 73% and 55% of consumers said their primary method of purchase was online.

According to the survey, convenience and price are the major considerations for consumers shopping online. Survey respondents also mentioned that the ability to compare products was a catalyst for them to shop online.

Read the full story here: Asia Pacific Consumer Survey: How we like to shop online | CBRE