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Floods in Thailand force Tesco to close stores

Tesco has closed more than 30 of its stores in Thailand following the severe flooding affecting a third of the country’s provinces.

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Floods in Thailand force Tesco to close stores

Although the majority of its stores remain open, the retailer said it had been forced to close around 3% of its trading space in the country, mostly in smaller outlets. 

Tesco operates 891 of its Tesco Lotus stores in Thailand making it one of the most important international markets for the company.

In a statement on its website the company said: “We're working hard to help the thousands of people affected by the severe floods in Thailand.

We've donated emergency supplies to 2,000 people in affected areas and provided over 20million Baht of financial aid including 3,000 relief packs as well as food, temporary accommodation and transportation.

Tesco Lotus are setting up hubs to improve availability for our customers and our buying teams are working with suppliers to ensure we are doing everything we can to get essential items to where people need them most.

Importantly, the overwhelming number of our stores in Thailand remain open and serving customers.”

Thailand is experiencing some of the worst flooding in 50 years with 350 people losing their lives.
  

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