Expats’ favorite supermarket, Foodland, plans to expand lots over the next five years.
The chain has doubled its yearly investment budget to THB500 million to open four or five new grocery stores and add three new types of restaurants to their roster.
Some of the new locations are already open. There is now a Foodland at The Street community mall on Bangkok’s Ratchadaphisek Road. Another Foodland opened yesterday at Rama 3’s The INT Intersect community. A third is opening soon at the Terminal 21 in Nakhon Ratchasima.
The other locations have not yet been announced.
Foodland’s new restaurants will include a Japanese ramen chain, a Hong Kong-style roasted-goose dining spot and a Singapore-style street food restaurant.
Chief executive officer Somsak Teerapattanakul said, “As I am getting older, I want to speed our expansion as much as possible. Starting from next year, we plan to open four or five new Foodland stores for five consecutive years,” Somsak said.
These expansion plans means that the company’s sales might reach THB10 billion in 2017, which would be 25 percent higher than the THB8 billion they should hit this year.
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