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  • Thailand

    Tesco slavery case – Thai police raid ‘sweatshop’

    Thai police have raided the former Tesco supplier at centre of a slavery claims by Burmese workers. The VK Garment (VKG) factory in Mae Sot is subject of a UK lawsuit against the supermarket chain from 130 ex-workers who claim they were trafficked, raped and abused. Thai police and labour officials inspected conditions and interviewed employees at the factory over…

  • Video

    The Best Place for the Finest Foods | Tops Fine Foods Sukhumvit 49

    If you are someone who lives to eat and enjoys the finer things in life, then TOPS Fine Food is exactly the place for you to go and stock up your fridge. It can be difficult sometimes to find one place that has it all. With more than 8,000 items across various products, such as cheese, cold cuts, meat, seafood,…

  • Travel

    City Guide: Top 5 supermarkets to buy groceries in Thailand 2022

    If you’re visiting Thailand for an experienced period of time, or planning to buy or rent an apartment and call the country home, then you’re bound to run out of basic essentials from time to time. Fortunately, Thailand’s numerous grocery store franchises provide everything you need, from kimchi to toilet paper. But if you’re not sure which chain best suits…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    More closures in Bangkok, in force now

    It’s not a formal lockdown, but it may as well be, with newly announced closures from the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority. From Monday, April 26, a lot more services, public spaces and businesses around Bangkok are now closed. Additionally events will be limited to just 20 people, down from the former limitation of 50 people. Face mask-wearing will be enforced with…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Officials concerned about people heading ‘up country’ after being put off work

    Bangkok’s next door provinces are imposing increased preventative measures to deal with Thailand’s current surge of Covid-19 cases by closing a range of retail business, starting today. The closures are set to add a wave of newly-unemployed who may decide to head home for the annual Songkran early, and that’s a problem. The provinces that have followed the lead from…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    “We’re not going to run out” – Thai Retailer Association

    Retailers are insisting that supplies of new stock have been unaffected as local residents, afraid of a Cornonavirus-prompted lockdown, rush to retailers to restock on essential goods – drinking water, rice, canned food, semi-instant noodles, sugar and toilet paper have been found to be in short supply in various department stores, supermarkets and retail stores, as people start hoarding supplies.…

  • Technology

    Online grocery shopping gains popularity in Thailand

    Squeezing the avocados and smelling the mangoes, in person, may well become a thing of the past as online grocery buying quickly gathers pace. The intense competition in online grocery sales is expected to surge in 2020. Online Apps like Line, Grab and Lazada are making major inroads into the Thai grocery market valued around 30 billion baht. Pushing the growth…