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Xmas-New Year 'gift' seven-day sale
« on: November 28, 2014, 05:52:33 PM »

Major retailers and suppliers have agreed to the government's proposal for a nationwide seven-day sale over the Christmas-New Year period, with big price reductions promised.

Commerce Minister Chatchai Sarikulya said on Friday that some 36 retailers and wholesale suppliers  have agreed to  to cut prices at 12,763 outlets across the country in a seven-day campaign, from Dec 24 to 30.

Lists of goods and details of price reduction were still to be discussed. A logo for the campaign will be made public on Dec 17, said Gen Chatchai.

‘’The campaign is aimed at 'returning happiness' to people during New Year in line with the government’s policy.  Price cuts for goods will be a big surprise,’’ said the commerce minister.

He asked people to cooperate and not to hoard goods. The ministry also planned other measures to ease the cost of living, such as reductions of registration fees at its agencies.

Major traders who will take part are  Tesco Lotus, Makro, Big C Supercentre, Central, Robinson, The Mall, Tang Hua Seng Superstore, Top Supermarket, Foodland, Max Value, JC Mart, 7-Eleven, Family Mart, Lawson 108 and CP Freshmart, he said. 

Vathit Chokwatana, vice president of Saha Pathanapibul Plc, one of the largest producers of consumer goods, said the firm would also cooperate with the government and reduce prices for its products.

Chatchai Tuongratanaphan, executive director of the Thai Retailers Association, said the ministry had discussed the campaign with representatives of suppliers 3-4 weeks ago. He said it was intended boost consumer spending by lowering prices.