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Retail in Thailand is dominated by shopping centres, principally built and managed by three big developers, Central Pattana, The Mall Group, and Siam Future Development. Central (who also owns Robinsons Department Store) and The Mall are the two leading department store operators in the country and specialize in central, midtown, and suburban shopping centre projects. Siam Future specializes in neighborhood shopping centre developments and has also recently partnered with Ikano, to develop Mega Bangna large scale shopping centre anchored by IKEA. Community Malls have been mainly built by private developers. Central has been rapidly expanding shopping centres in provincial cities in Thailand. Tesco Lotus, BigC, and dominate the hypermarket and superstore sector. Makro are the largest wholesaler and were recently acquired by CP All. 7Eleven operated by CP All are the largest convenience store operator with over 8,800 stores. There has also been significant growth in specialty stores such as HomePro, Thailand’s largest home improvement store chain.

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