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Sales have tumbled at everything except one of Thailand’s prominent supermarkets as the most terrible drought season in 10 years strikes at the heart of the cultivating sector – the foundation of the rustic economy – and disappoints arrangements to open more stores in the regions.

CP All is the only supermarket in Thailand to register a rise in same-store-sales growth, when the company reported a growth of 1.6 percent in Q3. Big C Supercenter, Thailand’s second-largest hypermarket chain after Tesco PLC, endured a 5.2 percent slide in Q3 same-store sales growth (SSSG) from a year prior, the most among its associates. About portion of Big C’s business originate from the inside Thailand where shoppers are worried about dry spell, low product costs and a feeble financial standpoint, investigators say. Tesco’s Thai unit does not report quarterly SSSG numbers.

Big C, lion’s share claimed by Casino Group in France, has lessened its pace of extension like numerous different wary retailers. That is in sharp differentiation to the part’s forceful development arranges only a couple of years back.

CP All, owned by billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, is taking an alternate tack. The administrator of Thailand’s 7-Eleven stores is progressing with its extension, mostly to counterbalance slower deals at existing stores. That methodology is by all accounts working – same-store sales rose 1.6 percent in Q3. CP All was additionally the main retailer with any development in deals. The organization arrangements to open no less than 600 store a year to expand the aggregate number of stores to 10,000 by 2018.

Analysis says retailers’ profit has bottomed in the second from last quarter, with government measures set up to invigorate utilization in the final quarter. That feeling is reflected in a pickup in purchaser trust in October, the first ascent in 10 months. In any case, the street to recuperation may be long, as general utilization could be dragged around falling homestead livelihoods one year from now. Climate forecasters say dried conditions could hold on through 2017. The agrarian area is the nation’s biggest business, representing 32 percent of Thailand’s work power.

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