Voralak Tulaphorn, Chief Marketing Officer, The Mall Group Co., Ltd. said: “The COVID-19 outbreak caused economic instability in Thailand, especially for the tourism industry. Should the crisis persist for six months, approximately 3.5 million Chinese tourists have not visited, resulting in a loss of 170 billion baht in tourism income and Thai GDP in 2020 to reduce by 1% (GSB Research Center). Consequently, small and larger businesses in all industries are affected. The Mall Group identifies the only way it perceives Thailand can survive this crisis: all stakeholders jointly move forward by supporting each other.”
As one of the critical movers and shakers in the Thai economy, leader of Thai retailing with visitors from all over the world, and provider of goods and services with over 10,000 stakeholders including suppliers, all sizes of businesses, and farmers, The Mall Group is concerned about the COVID-19 impact and committed to improve the state of the Thai economy by joining forces with suppliers, business partners, SMEs and farmers to hold Shop for Thailand campaign boasting the biggest promotions of the year at the department stores and shopping centers. Help Thailand and Thai farmers at the Thai Market by shopping for the best products from rural farms sent straight to the city center.
In partnership with financial institutions, there are enticing promotions every weekend to delight shoppers at Shop for Thailand campaign.
The Mall, Emporium, EmQuartier and Paragon department stores and shopping centers offer the ultimate promotions of the year at Shop for Thailand campaign held from 6 March to 15 April 2020 including coupons with up to 40% discount when spending according to terms or redeeming M points. There are extra offers on Fridays through Sundays during the campaign:
Only on Sunday 8 March at Emporium, EmQuartier and Paragon department stores, receive up to 50% off on leading brands : G2000, Ep, Portland, Lily, SHEENICHI, ALDO, CATH KIDSTON, VILLAINS SF, STEVE MADDEN, NINE WEST, BE ME, CLARKS, HAUS OF MANA, OPIYA, Casio, Guess, Seiko, Orient, Adidas, Nike, ETAM, TRIUMPH, SABINA, WACOAL Etc. at regular counters. Spend with SCB M Visa or SCB credit cards to receive coupon with additional 50% off when redeeming points at the same value as the purchase (also applicable at Power Mall).Only on Fridays through Sundays at The Mall, Emporium, EmQuartier and Paragon department stores, spend with SCB M Visa or SCB credit card according to terms to receive voucher or cash back worth up to 700 baht. Receive up to 30% savings from M Card and participating credit cards.At The Mall Thapra, Ngamwongwan, Bangkae, Bangkapi and Korat, branded items are up to 70% off at the department stores and shopping centers. On Saturdays and Sundays, spend 3,000 baht with participating credit cards to receive voucher worth 1,000 baht to spend.M Card members to spend 1,200 baht at The Mall shopping centers, receive voucher worth 200 baht.
Moreover, online shoppers can rejoice in M Chat & Shop service with free delivery and a personal assistant to help shop for any product at any department within the shopping center through LINE application by simply adding @MCARDSHOP. For first time customers, receive 200-baht discount with the purchase of 1,000 baht from today to 30 June 2020. Only on Sunday 8 March, spend 3,000 baht to receive voucher worth 1,000 baht.
Gourmet Market’s Thai Market features the best selections from rural farms to the city center to assist Thai farmers.
The Mall Group’s premium supermarket Gourmet Market collaborates with private- and public-sector partners to promote Thai products with Thai Market inspired by the best Thai selections from around the country. The most delicious, popular and best selections, including Miang Moo Mueng, fresh coconut rolls, crispy rolls and more, from each region are available at the market to support jobs at local communities. Other products include utensils made from leaves, bamboo weaves and natural materials; fresh produce—rice, hydroponic vegetables, chicken eggs—from the best sources of organic farms that meet standards and are guaranteed for freshness, cleanliness and safety; seafood and fruits from leading farms. Thais supporting Thais and Thai products can help the Thai economy through the COVID-19 crisis as well as support quality products from Thai farmers to Thai and foreign consumers. Thai Market is held from 10 to 15 March 2020 at Quartier Avenue at The EmQuartier.
Voralak concluded: “Shop for Thailand campaign aims to boost the Thai economy and move the country forward. We believe the crisis will unite Thais together to support and aid fellow Thais by purchasing Thai goods and services. We hope Thais can overcome this crisis as soon as possible.”