Robert Stockdill, Author at Inside Retail Thailand

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Tesco mum on Asia

Tesco investors have been left none the wiser on the retail giant’s plans for its Asian operations after the much anticipated quarterly briefing Thursday.

But the news was not great overall for the Asian business in the 19 weeks to January 3.

In Asia, total sales declined by 1.5 per cent at constant rates, with like-for-like sales declining by 4.6 per cent.

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis said in a statement that market conditions across the region “remain challenging”.

“In Thailand, sales tren…


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