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 Tesco Lotus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tesco Lotus is a hypermarket chain in Thailand and China.
Established in 1998, Tesco Lotus was a joint venture of the Charoen Pokphand Group and Tesco, the British giant supermarket chain.
However, facing criticism over the growth of hypermarkets in Thailand, the CP Group sold its shares in Tesco Lotus in 2003, though it did retain interest in Tesco Lotus in China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tesco_Lotus   (200 words)

 Tesco planning Lotus expansion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
But Tesco also has big plans outside the UK as well, with chief executive Sir Terry Leahy highlighting the company’s performances in Hungary, Thailand and South Korea in particular as boasting some of the highest levels of return on capital invested in the retail sector.
Tesco already holds more than 90 per cent of Tesco Lotus, and the CP group is expected to reduce its shareholding in the joint venture to less than 5 per cent this year, eventually offloading its entire stake to the British group.
Tesco is also planning to expand the number of outlets it operates in Thailand, by far the most advanced of its Asian operations.
www.foodnavigator.com /news/printNewsBis.asp?id=49760   (497 words)

 Tesco Lotus to press on with expansion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tesco Lotus currently operates 55 hypermarkets, 20 "Talad Lotus" centres, two or three Value stores and 140 Express outlets.
Meanwhile, Tesco Lotus was awarded "Q Mark" certification by the Agriculture Ministry yesterday, complementing the Gold Food Safety logos awarded by the Public Health Ministry earlier this year.
As part of the process of awarding the Q Mark, Agriculture Ministry inspectors recently visited and certified the Tesco Lotus "fresh hub" in Ratchaburi, which supplies the company with 15 per cent of its fresh fruits and vegetables.
www.nationmultimedia.com /2006/09/01/business/business_30012485.php   (661 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Threat to Tesco's Thai expansion
Tesco and other international retailers have incurred the wrath of deputy commerce minister Preecha Laohapongchana, who is concerned about the threat to traditional fresh food markets.
Mr Laohapongchana met with Tesco and other firms this week to express his concerns and further talks are due in the next few days.
Tesco said it would continue to argue the benefits it brings to Thai consumers "in terms of low prices, product range and quality and a safe, modern and hygienic supermarket environment".
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/2/hi/business/5348666.stm   (450 words)

An armed attack on a Tesco Lotus stores on Rama IV Road and the Bang Na-Trat Highway in December aroused concern but it was unclear whether nationalism or a dispute among security guard firms over contracts at the stores were the catalyst.
In April, the Bangkok retail scene was given a shake when the Tesco Lotus superstore on Rama IV Road became the first to open around the clock.
Tesco Lotus wants 55 stores in place by 2004, building on the nine opened in 2001.
www.bangkokpost.net /yearend2001/retailing.html   (1394 words)

 Palang Thai: Green' hypermarket shaping up
At first glance, Bangkok's latest Tesco Lotus outlet on Rama I Road in Pathumwan looks just like any of the dozens of others that the British retailer has built _ a low-rise concrete block painted creamy white with large plate glass windows all around.
Tesco Lotus, the largest hypermarket chain in Thailand, has voluntarily spent some 88 million baht on increasing its use of renewable energy sources, reducing water waste, stringent pollution controls and efforts aimed at making its stores healthy places to work in.
Mr Kasidit said that Tesco Lotus had spent 180 million baht on an energy conservation programme at its 48 stores over the past two years, which has resulted in energy savings of 145 million baht a year.
www.palangthai.org /en/story/21   (629 words)

 Welcome to FreshPlaza
Tesco has raised the stakes in its three-way global battle with Carrefour and Wal-Mart, assuming control of a joint hypermarket venture in China on Tuesday.
Tesco bought into the China joint venture, Hymall, in 2004 in an equal partnership with Ting Hsin International of Taiwan.
Tesco is buying its new Hymall stake from Ting Hsin Chairman Wei Ying-Chiao and his family for £180 million ($350 million).
www.freshplaza.com /2006/13dec/rn_cn_tesco.htm   (438 words)

 Street WISE :Tesco Lotus as whipping boy
During a seminar organised yesterday by Thai Retailers Association, the UK's Tesco Lotus was most frequently singled out by the participants, most representing local retailers.
"Tesco should not use its money to expand its empire without ethics," said another rep from a community retailers' association.In short, Tesco Lotus was - unfairly perhaps - painted as a villain.
For those who haven't read a newspaper in the past month or so, Tesco Lotus has become the centre of criticism for refusing to comply with a Commerce Ministry request for all superstore chains to suspend outlet expansions for a certain period.
www.nationmultimedia.com /2006/10/17/business/business_30016328.php   (357 words)

 Tesco CR - Social Responsibility   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tesco staff can choose to keep their shares or cash them in.This year, even more staff will be able to choose to participate in the scheme.
Tesco is also an active member of organisations which seek best practice solutions for UK education and business learning, including: the Council for Industry and Higher Education, Skillsmart and the Work and Enterprise Panel.
Tesco has a history of providing choice and peace of mind for customers and has been working on reducing the use of artificial chemicals and improving animal welfare for many years.
www.tesco.com /everyLittleHelps/socialdetail.htm   (7466 words)

 Siam Future : Convenient Store: Tesco Lotus plans more convenience stores this year
Tesco Lotus, the Thai subsidiary of the UK's largest retailer, said it would nearly double the number of its convenience stores in the next five months.
While the company will slow the expansion of its Tesco Lotus superstores in Bangkok, there is plenty of room to build its convenience-store outlets, according to Jeff Adams, the new chief executive officer of Tesco Lotus.
Tesco Lotus is in Thailand for the long haul and will adhere to its growth strategy regardless of the vagaries of the economy, Adams said.
www.siamfuture.com /ThaiNews/ThNewsTxt.asp?tid=1550   (1144 words)

 EllaZ forums - Poison Twix - Mars USA or Tesco UK?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
TESCO are now seeking to avoid liability for their negligence and are seeking to blame Mars by claiming that had Mars used better wrappers on their TWIX then the public would not have been put in such horrific danger.
Posted - 07 January 2004 : 07:22:33 AM Tesco Tesco Tesco, they really are trying to use political power to cover up for their evil atrocities, Mars confirmed that all the Twix bars confiscated from Tesco Lotus Rama 3 were poisoned with deadly chemicals.
Tesco are trying to represent themselves with Shandwick as their PR advisors and Deacon's are representing Mars.
www.ellaz.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=68   (523 words)

 Corporate Watch : Tesco Plc : Overview
Tesco's focus on non-food items has led some to wonder whether it is fair to compare Tesco with the other grocery retailers at all as it seems to have become a consumer goods company.
Tesco claims that its clothing ranges, Cherokee, Florence and Fred, are the fastest growing in the UK both in value and in volume, with a 4.4% market share.
Tesco's European annual turnover for 2003-4 was £3,385 million.69 Besides Ireland, all the European countries Tesco operates in - Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia - joined the EU in May 2004.
www.corporatewatch.org /?lid=252   (7813 words)

 Tesco Corporate Responsibility Review 2005
Through Tesco Charity of the Year, we aim to combine the strengths of a great charitable cause with the contribution that Tesco can uniquely bring – our 250,000 staff and over 15 million customers up and down the country.
Tesco gave £250,000 to sponsor this five-kilometre event, paid the registration fees of our 18,752 staff who took part, and topped up all funds raised by our staff by 20%.
Tesco made an immediate donation to the British Red Cross on the morning of Boxing Day, 2004, as soon as we heard that the tsunami had struck.
www.tesco.com /csr/f/f1.html   (927 words)

 Siam Future : Superstore: Tesco Lotus form credit-card venture with GE Capital
Retailing giant Tesco Lotus has formed a two-billion-baht partnership with GE Capital to launch a new credit card intended to boost sales through local outlets of the superstore chain.
It is the first time that Tesco, which is based in Britain, and GE Capital, the financial arm of US giant General Electric, have formed a joint venture.
Before the agreement with GE Capital, Tesco Lotus introduced 100,000 cards, starting in July last year, to Bangkok residents who have a monthly income of at least 10,000 baht, and provincial residents earning at least 7,000 baht.
www.siamfuture.com /ThaiNews/ThNewsTxt.asp?tid=685   (1019 words)

 Talking Tesco - About - About Us
In May 1998 the board of Tesco PLC acquired a controlling interest in Lotus, a leading chain of 13 hypermarkets in Thailand.
The 13 Lotus hypermarkets are located throughout Thailand, including 5 in the Bangkok area.
As is the case in Central Europe and all of Tesco’s operations around the globe, Tesco will pave the path to success in Thailand with the same high standards of customer service, principles of innovation and firm policy of listening to our customers that we apply across the business.
www.tesco.ie /about/tescoworldwide.htm   (383 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Tesco's Thai plans under threat
Tesco confirmed it had been in talks with Thailand on Tuesday, but the meeting had ended without resolution.
The supermarket has expanded rapidly in the country since opening its first store there in 1998, and Thailand is now Tesco's single largest overseas market in terms of store numbers and total floor space.
Its Tesco Lotus joint venture has become the country's largest food retailer, operating 54 supermarkets, 15 discount stores, 15 Lotus markets and 189 Express convenience stores.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/5384494.stm   (431 words)

 Tesco Annual review and Summary financial statements 2006
In Thailand, the Tesco Lotus store card was introduced in May 2000; initially this card could only be used in Tesco Lotus Stores.
In August 2004, we upgraded the card in a joint venture with Tesco Card Services and now this card is accepted by 24 million merchants world–wide, as well as in Tesco Lotus stores.
Tesco Mobile has just launched its Extra tariff which offers 10 pence a minute calls and 5 pence texts for those customers who spend £15 or more a month on top–ups.
www.tescocorporate.com /annualreview06/i/retail_wholestory.html   (990 words)

 Tesco Lotus - Thailand Forum
Now they go to Tesco Lotus and Big C and those places are air conditioned and priced nearly the same as the market places or small shops.
Secondly for such a large store the variety of food available seems to be limited, if you wish to choose from 30 brands of Soy and fish sauce or whole rows dedicated to packet noodles, powdered milk then this is the place.
Considering the wealth of Tescos own brand products available in the UK its a great shame that we don't see many of these in Thailand.
www.thaivisa.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=7090   (1395 words)

 NIIT@Work :: March 1, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tesco Lotus, based in Thailand, was set up in 1998 as a joint venture between the Tesco Group of the UK and the CP Group of Thailand.
Tesco Lotus is a fast growing leading retail stores chain in Thailand with 47 Hypermarket stores spread across the country.
Tesco had a number of manuals, policy-procedure documents, training material for specific job functions, which needed to be made available to different people, specific to their role, in its stores spread over Thailand.
www.niit.com /etimes/feb2704/index.shtml   (1476 words)

Tesco and its Thai partners such as the CP Group now send an enormous amount of goods such as chicken products to the UK.
This is a direct result of Tesco deciding to do business here, so that’s a benefit and opportunity to Thailand that would not have arisen if Tesco hadn’t come here.
And those Thai companies, as a result of producing goods for a company like Tesco Lotus, which has such high quality standards, are now better able to export than they were before.
www.scottmurray.com /british_point_of_view.htm   (1808 words)

 Tesco suspends opening of stores in Thailand - Marketplace by Bloomberg - International Herald Tribune
BANGKOK: The Thai unit of Tesco said Monday that it will "temporarily freeze" new convenience store openings for three months to comply with a government request pending legislation that may limit retail chains in the kingdom.
The Thai venture pledged in a letter to the government that it will not open Tesco Lotus Express stores smaller than 800 square meters, or about 8,600 square feet, "that are not currently under construction" as of last Friday and until Feb. 10, the company said in an e- mail response to questions.
Retail chains including Tesco, Carrefour, and Thailand's Big C Supercenter and CP-711 are venturing into the countryside after growth in the capital Bangkok and neighboring suburban provinces slowed.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/11/13/bloomberg/sxtesco.php   (582 words)

 FLEXNEWS - Tesco Thai Unit to Halt Outlet Expansion
Tesco had been the only superstore operator to refuse government requests since September to delay expansions in a bid to ease the fears of small shop owners that the giants would push them out of business.
An expansion of Lotus Express stores has sparked an outcry by provincial retailers and small shop owners who urged the government to restrain the expansion of the big chains.
Tesco Lotus, a venture with Charoen Phokphand Group (CP), Thailand's largest agribusiness conglomerate, planned to double the number of Lotus Express stores to more than 240 by the end of this year, the company said in September.
www.flexnews.com /pages/5744/Tesco/tesco_thai_unit_halt_outlet_expansion.html   (434 words)

 Lotus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The lotus is one of the Ashtamangala, or Eight Auspicious Symbols
Lotus (Constellation), it was eliminated by restriction of the northern hemisphere
Lotus Foot, The practice of foot binding in medieval China
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lotus   (451 words)

 Tesco : marketing and advertising profile at Adbrands.net
The company overtook arch-rival Sainsbury's to become Britain's biggest food retailer in 1995, and has continued to extend its lead ever since.
The platform for this astonishing growth was established in the 1970s and 1980s when former managing director Ian MacLaurin fought a long and drawn-out battle with the store's founding family to drag the brand upmarket, before overseeing a range of innovative schemes during the 1990s.
The undisputed retail champion in the UK, Tesco is looking increasingly to the international market for further expansion, and has announced plans to enter the US in 2007.
www.mind-advertising.com /uk/tesco_uk.htm   (259 words)

Tesco Lotus required a large website with extensive product cataloging (over 1,000 products).
Inetasia's solution gives Tesco the branding and marketing presence they need in Thailand to ensure their Internet strategy fits in line with the company's global objectives.
Lotus Tesco is a good example of a multinational brand that needed a comprehensive website solution for the Thai market.
www.inetasia.com /our_client/case10.html   (245 words)

Management had a huge cake made, pieces of which were presented to any customer with a sweet tooth who wanted to partake, and Tesco Lotus freely handed out champagne to all who were inclined to have a taste.
Tesco Lotus Pattaya store managing director Pornchai Jungbunjerdsak (center), with Sister Joan from the Fountain of Life Center at this side, raises a toast for a successful 5 years and a successful Care 4 Kids Charity Drive.
Lotus also remembered the young, and provided games to play for the young and young at heart.
www.pattayamail.com /422/community.htm   (1108 words)

 Tesco Stores   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In Great Britain, Tesco is the most expanded company selling food.
The Tesco Lotus was awarded a Trade prize by Thai press.
Five of the top ten Tesco stores are situated in South Korea.
tesco-stores.jobs.cz /en/svet.html   (470 words)

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