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Tesco Lotus co-hosts SME coaching session on exports to UK

Jan 24. 2018
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By The Nation

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Tesco Lotus, the government’s Department of International Trade Promotion, the Thai-UK Business Leadership Council and the Thai Chamber of Commerce hosted the recent event “Exports to UK”.

The event was designed to equip Thai operators of small and medium-sized enterprises with in-depth knowledge and insights into the British market. 

“As a leading retailer in Thailand with more than 1,900 stores, Tesco Lotus has been supporting Thai SMEs by providing distribution channels with a nationwide reach,” said Tesco chief executive John Christie, who co-chairs the Leadership Council. 

“In addition, we have also helped develop business capabilities of Thai SMEs to ensure that their products comply with internationally accepted standards and are fit for export. For the past 10 years, Tesco Lotus has helped Thai SMEs to export their products throughout the Tesco network.”

Tesco Lotus has helped export Thai fruit, chicken, shrimp meat, groceries, animal food, stationery and toys to Britain, Central Europe and elsewhere in Asia through the Tesco network, which spans 10 countries. 

The support provided has helped contribute to the growth of the export sector in Thailand, as well as uplift the quality standards for small and medium sized businesses, as well as farmers.

Around 60 SMEs were selected to learn from Tesco Lotus about the retail business and consumer trends in the United Kingdom, and get financial and funding advice from Bangkok Bank.

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