Date:25 February 2013
Tesco to launch online grocery operations in Thailand and China
Tesco is expanding its e-commerce business by launching an online grocery store in Thailand in the next few weeks, followed by its online debut in China in May. The supermarket giant, which currently operates in 13 countries, has been introducing its online grocery offering to capital cities before launching a wider roll-out in each country.
Next month Tesco will launch an online grocery service in Bangkok, Thailand. Currently it has online operations in Warsaw in Poland, Bratislava in Slovakia, Prague in the Czech Republic, as well as in South Korea and Ireland. The retailer will also launch online in Shanghai, China in May. Thailand is one of Tesco’s biggest overseas markets; the retailer has 1,257 stores in the country, generating annual sales of over £3bn.