• Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:23
    Thai Retailers Association demands airport shakeup
    Airports of Thailand PCL (AOT) will have to postpone the March 19 to April 1 window scheduled for the sale of terms of reference envelopes for bidding on commercial space at Suvarnabhumi and duty-free stores at Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Had Yai airports.
    business
  • Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:00
    Airports concessions shake-up sought
    THE THAI Retailers Association (TRA) said yesterday that it has come to an agreement with the board of the Airports of Thailand (AOT) to divide business concessions at airports into three separate contract types – for duty-free outlets; retail, food and beverage, service and banking; and duty-free pick-up counters. 
    Corporate
  • Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:00
    Jittery retail sector seeks govt stimulus
    The Thai Retailers Association (TRA) said yesterday that consumer spending is growing at a less than optimal rate in the first half of this year and has suggested that the government consider cutting taxes on luxury goods and launch campaigns such as a “Thailand Grand Sale” to attract tourists.
    Economy
  • Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:30
    TRA asks govt’s help as sales slow
    The Thai Retailers Association (TRA) sees consumer spending power growing at a less than optimal rate in the first half of 2019. 
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 04 Oct 2018 01:00
    Offer VAT refunds in malls, says retail body
    THE THAI Retailers Association (TRA) is to appeal to the Revenue Department to reconsider five locations it has proposed for value-added tax (VAT) refunds to foreign tourists other than at airports, TRA president Worawut Oonjai said yesterday.
    Economy
  • Sat, 08 Sep 2018 01:00
    From BANKRUPTCY to B2S
    “I AIM to make OfficeMate an international brand and set up branches in the region,” Worawoot Ounjai, chief executive officer of COL and president of Thai Retailers Association, enthuses.
    Corporate
  • Wed, 05 Sep 2018 01:00
    Greater transparency urged in airport duty-free concession
    The government sector must ensure transparency and fairness in framing the terms of reference for the airport duty-free concession, which is due this year, the Thai Retailers Association (TRA) said yesterday.
    Corporate
  • Fri, 10 Aug 2018 01:00
    Online sales tipped to account
    THE THAI RETAILERS Association expects online sales will make steady inroads to account for around 10 per cent of the country’s total retail market over the next five years.
    Corporate
  • Thu, 09 Aug 2018 12:13
    RetailEX Asean to focus on rapid evolution of retail landscape
    RetailEX Asean, the largest annual international trade exhibition and conference in Southeast Asia, catering to retailers and brands focused on succeeding in regional markets, will be held from September 19 to 21 in Halls 3 and 4 of Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre in Bangkok.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 06 Jul 2018 01:00
    Joint association clarifies airport issues
    The Association comprising operators from two associations - the Thai Retailers Association (TRA) and the Thai Duty Free Shop Trade Association (TDFA) - have submitted an open letter to Airport of Thailand Plc’s president Nittinai Sirismatthakarn yesterday to explain raised issues and make proposals.
    Economy
  • Thu, 29 Mar 2018 01:00
    TRADE BODIES SEEK REVAMP OF DUTY-FREE CONCESSION
    Representatives of Thai Retailers Association, the Thai Duty Free Shop Trade Association and the Thai Shopping Centre Association yesterday submitted a proposal to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha calling for a revamp of the system on granting concession to duty-free shops in order to ensure transparency and fairness.
    Corporate
  • Sat, 27 Jan 2018 01:00
    Retailer group tallies costs of wage rises
    THE THAI Retailers Association (TRA) says the government’s proposed increase in the minimum wage – applied in a range that differs by area – will increase the cost burden of businesses.
    Economy
  • Fri, 26 Jan 2018 19:28
    Thai retailers association tallies cost of minimum daily wage increases
    The Thai Retailers Association (TRA) says the government’s proposed increase in the minimum wage – applied in a range that differs by area – will increase the cost burden of businesses.
    Economy
  • Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:46
    Retailers see sales dip, want stimulus measures
    Thai Retailers Association (TRA) has disclosed that the Retail Index for the first half of 2017 grew by only 2.81 per cent as retail sales in the second quarter faded, compared to first quarter growth of 3.02 per cent.
    Economy
  • Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:43
    Retailers see sales dip, want stimulus measures
    Thai Retailers Association (TRA) has disclosed that the Retail Index for the first half of 2017 grew by only 2.81 per cent as retail sales in the second quarter faded, compared to first quarter growth of 3.02 per cent.
    Economy
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