Byline: The Nation.
Despite the economic downturn, Sun 108, the operator of 108 Shop convenience stores and a subsidiary of Saha Group, will this year open 200 new stores to cope with consumers' shopping lifestyles.
Managing director Vathit Chokwatana said that as the cost of living ate into purchasing power, the company had seen Thai consumers choosing to shop at stores near home.
''We will cash in on their shopping trend by increasing the number of 108 Shop this year by 30 per cent,'' said Vathit.
The additional 200 outlets to be opened this year will bring the number of 108 Shop stores to 900 nationwide. Of the total new outlets, half …