SPAR and DHL partner to take on Thailand convenience sector
Dutch convenience retailer SPAR and global logistics group DHL will partner with the Bangchak Retail Company to open 300 new convenience stores in Thailand by 2020.
The partnership will see DHL support SPAR with transport, distribution and warehousing, whilst the Bangchak Retail Company will provide store infrastructure.
The Dutch company, SPAR, currently operates 12, 500 convenience, grocery and discount stores across the world, including stores in Australia.
Germany’s DHL provides courier and logistic services across the world.
SPAR Head of Operations, Tom Rose, said to help deliver SPAR’s reputation in Thailand, a logistics partner with proven experience was needed.
“DHL’s track record in sustaining fast-growing food retailers, both in Thailand and other markets worldwide, gave us the confidence to use their infrastructure as the foundation of our local supply chain,” Rose said.
DHL will support SPAR with CCTV systems, automatic fire protection and temperature control warehousing.
Growing disposable income in Thailand
Kevin Burell, Chief Executive Officer of Thailand Cluster DHL Supply Chain, said: “With Thailand’s retail sector expected to continue growing steadily alongside disposable income levels, we’re keen to take our award-winning services to the next level as we help SPAR bring its world-class quality direct to Thai consumers.”
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