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The Transformation of the Food Retail Sector in Thailand, from Past to Present: Challenges for Traditional Retailers to Coexist with Modern Retailers

Muengmor, Panpat LU (2012) EKHR72 20121
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Thailand’s food retail sector was rapidly transformed during the past decade. This change was resulted in a substantial reduction in the number of traditional retailers as well as the sales of the existing ones while the number of modern retailers and their sales accelerated progressively. However, this can be seen as the must-happened transformation process, as it was also seen in other developed nations, but only different in that transnational retailers are taking a leading role in Thailand. Positively, the food retail sector becomes more efficient in terms of costs and quality, which has lifted up Thais’ standard of living. Still, to mitigate the negative impact, revitalizing the existing traditional retail areas, imposing stricter... (More)
Thailand’s food retail sector was rapidly transformed during the past decade. This change was resulted in a substantial reduction in the number of traditional retailers as well as the sales of the existing ones while the number of modern retailers and their sales accelerated progressively. However, this can be seen as the must-happened transformation process, as it was also seen in other developed nations, but only different in that transnational retailers are taking a leading role in Thailand. Positively, the food retail sector becomes more efficient in terms of costs and quality, which has lifted up Thais’ standard of living. Still, to mitigate the negative impact, revitalizing the existing traditional retail areas, imposing stricter regulations, upgrading traditional brand equity and stores, and supply-chain linkage should be emphasized. This does not only take the role of the government but also the commitment of the modern and traditional retailers, as all the relevant parties should coordinate and have the same direction when implementing the same policies. (Less)
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Muengmor, Panpat LU
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EKHR72 20121
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Modern retail, traditional retail, transformation, supply chain, consumer, supplier, regulations
language
English
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2756651
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2012-08-17 10:53:07
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  abstract     = {Thailand’s food retail sector was rapidly transformed during the past decade. This change was resulted in a substantial reduction in the number of traditional retailers as well as the sales of the existing ones while the number of modern retailers and their sales accelerated progressively. However, this can be seen as the must-happened transformation process, as it was also seen in other developed nations, but only different in that transnational retailers are taking a leading role in Thailand. Positively, the food retail sector becomes more efficient in terms of costs and quality, which has lifted up Thais’ standard of living. Still, to mitigate the negative impact, revitalizing the existing traditional retail areas, imposing stricter regulations, upgrading traditional brand equity and stores, and supply-chain linkage should be emphasized. This does not only take the role of the government but also the commitment of the modern and traditional retailers, as all the relevant parties should coordinate and have the same direction when implementing the same policies.},
  author       = {Muengmor, Panpat},
  keyword      = {Modern retail,traditional retail,transformation,supply chain,consumer,supplier,regulations},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Transformation of the Food Retail Sector in Thailand, from Past to Present: Challenges for Traditional Retailers to Coexist with Modern Retailers},
  year         = {2012},
}