Big C Expanding to Cambodia

Big C Expanding to Cambodia

Thai grocery and general merchandising retailer Big C has just opened its first store in Phnom Penh, Cambodia´s capital. The opening of the first store in Phnom Penh is part of Big C’s expansion drive in Southeast Asia. The company has announced plans to spend close...
E-commerce Firms in Indonesia Competing in the Groceries Segment

E-commerce Firms in Indonesia Competing in the Groceries Segment

The Institute of Grocery Distribution estimates that Indonesia has one of the biggest grocery markets in Asia, with a value expected to reach around USD 170 billion in 2022, up from USD 140 billion in 2019. The country is also projected to become the fourth-biggest...
Big C Expanding to Cambodia

SM’s Alfamart Sees Network of 1,200 Stores by Year-end

Alfamart Philippines, the SM Group’s minimart chain, announced that the company is on track to expand its retail footprint to over 1,200 stores this year with the opening of at least 200 stores across Luzon in 2021. In 2020, Alfamart opened 267 stores within Metro...
Cloud Kitchens Poised to Grow in Indonesia

Cloud Kitchens Poised to Grow in Indonesia

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Indonesia has witnessed a series of lockdowns and social restrictions which prompted as many as 1,600 food establishments to close their doors. The F&B industry has responded by growing online channels, while the rise of food delivery...
Boxed and AEON Announce the Launch of myAEON2go Software and Services Technology in Malaysia

Retailers Taking to BNPL Platforms

The Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to the development of “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) segment in Malaysia, as retailers who have been impacted by long lockdowns turned to BNPL as means to connect with the digital-savvy consumers. BNPL services in Malaysia are still...
E-commerce Firms in Indonesia Competing in the Groceries Segment

AllDay Plans to Expand to 100 Supermarkets by 2026

AllDay Marts Inc. filed its application to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its PHP 6 billion (USD 120 million) initial public offering (IPO). The proceeds from IPO will be used for debt repayment and capital expenditure to continue its expansion....
Big C Expanding to Cambodia

CP Group to Digitalize Lotus Supermarket Chain

Thailand’s largest conglomerate. Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group, has announced that it will overhaul its Lotus supermarket chain in order to align to new shopping habits in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic while refreshing its brand image. The...
Vietnam Plans to Grow its Halal Industry

Vietnam Plans to Grow its Halal Industry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently held a virtual workshop aimed at increasing Vietnamese exports to the halal market and develop a strategic and comprehensive plan for the local industry. According to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the global halal market...