Only Ubon Ratchathani store flooded: Tesco
Tesco Lotus announced on Thursday that despite floods in over 20 provinces, only the Ubon Ratchathani store has been so far affected.
In a statement, it said many stores now have taller protecting walls and improved water pumping equipment in the wake of the 2011 floods.
"Over the past two months, Tesco Lotus has closely monitored the flood situation and has prepared detailed contingency plans, such as maintaining stocks of essential items such as noodles, tinned fish and garbage bags. Backup distribution plans have been developed to ensure products are delivered to customers in difficult situations, such as enabling vendors to deliver directly to stores, and using alternative routes to avoid flooded areas," it said in the statement.
To Tesco Lotus Corporate Affairs Director Salinla Seehaphan, in the current flood situation, Tesco Lotus' top priorities are to keep stores open for customers and maintain adequate stocks of essential products. This week, the company also extended assistance worth over Bt450,000 to affected communities in the five provinces of Si Saket, Surin, Ubon Ratchathani, Prachin Buri and Saraburi. This assistance to communities will continue.
During the great flood of 2011, Tesco Lotus staff were universally praised for their efforts in supporting their communities by keeping stores open and keeping them stocked with food and other essentials.