By The Nation
Bangkok Metro Networks Co Ltd (BMN), a commercial developer within the MRT transit system, and Gourmet Market by The Mall Group, have signed the trade agreement to develop the MRT LatPhrao Station to become a premium supermarket under the brand “Gourmet Market”.
Natthavut Trivisvavet, managing director of Bangkok Metro Networks Co Ltd (BMN), noted that retail space in the metro system known as "Metro Mall", is now open in seven stations to serve the shopping needs of transit passengers.
“Various shops emphasise the products and services that mainly … fit the lifestyles of the new generations that prefer fast and convenient services,” said Natthavut.
“Currently, we have Lawson 108 and Cafe Amazon as trading partners who have launched their shops in all branches of Metro Mall,” he said.
The performance of BMN in the five years from 2012 to 2016, saw revenue growing at 14 per cent on average. The main income is from advertising and telecommunication businesses. For the year 2017, the company aims to grow at about 20 per cent, or about Bt600 million, according to its business plan.