CP All, the sole operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in the Kingdom, last year announced its intention to reduce and, eventually, to eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags at all its stores throughout the country. A total of 169,054,724 plastic bags were rejected or left unused by customers between December 7 and February 7. The savings, some Bt33,810,945, will now be donated to Siriraj Hospital. The campaign has been supported by Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai, the lead singer of Bodyslam and marathon runner, who ran from Thailand’s south to north in a massive fund-raiser last year. So, say ‘no’ (politely) to plastic bags, or take your own re-useable bag when next visiting a convenience store. Source: Thethaiger.com … [Read more...] about 169 million plastic bags left unused at Thai 7-Elevens in just two months
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I was in Hong Kong recently. I bought a few items from 7-Eleven. Habitually (having lived in Thailand for a while) I waited for the cashier to put the items into a plastic bag, and was quite surprised when he left them on the counter and started to serve the next customer. I then realised that they did not issue bags at all, and so gathered up my items and rather awkwardly carried them out in my arms. It’s quite simple for the store isn’t it? Simply stop using them. I’ll say it again... “Simply stop using them”. Customers will learn extremely quickly to bring their own bag if they need to carry more than a few items. I don’t see why CP All, which operates Thai 7-Elevens, has to “initiate projects”, to “announce missions”, to “implement programmes”, to “introduce activities”, to “organise campaigns”, to “invite people to stop using...”, to “establish … [Read more...] about A plea to 7-Eleven: Stop talking about removing plastic bags – just do it!
In a press release issued by the company on Thursday, Tanin Buranamanit Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CP All, the founder of 7-Eleven in Thailand, said that CP All has initiated the project to encourage the public to reduce and stop plastic bags since 2007. The firm said it is determined to nourish sustainable environment via the company’s various programs, in accordance with CP ALL’s brand purpose “giving and sharing opportunities for all”. Tanin said: “We use this month to announce our mission to reduce and stop plastic bags in 7-Eleven stores nationwide. We urge all Thais to simply stop using one plastic bag per day, everyday. Doing so would help mitigate global warming. CP All had received the cooperation from the consumers and tourists using 7-Eleven services in the efforts. They recognized the negative impacts of plastic bags on the globe. “We are planning to express our gratitude toward our customers who … [Read more...] about 7-Eleven launches campaign to ‘reduce and stop’ use of plastic bags
source Daniel Berehulak /Getty Images 7-Eleven is introducing facial-recognition and AI technology at its 11,000 stores in Thailand. The technology is commonly used in China where the government and private companies are implementing its use for everything from buying food to getting a loan. But the rollout at Thailand’s 7-Eleven stores remains unique in scope because of how frequently customers shop there. This rollout indicates more AI technologies are set to grow across Asia. The convenience store 7-Eleven is rolling out artificial intelligence at its 11,000 stores across Thailand, as the technology becomes more prevalent in Asia. 7-Eleven will use facial-recognition and behavior-analysis technologies to identify loyalty members, analyze in-store traffic, monitor product levels, suggest products to customers, and even measure the emotions of customers as they walk around. … [Read more...] about 7-Eleven is bringing facial-recognition technology pioneered in China to its 11,000 stores in Thailand
CP All Plc, the operator of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain, plans to spend 7 billion baht to add over 700 new branches in Thailand this year, cashing in on the country's improving retail outlook. The new branches will be split evenly between franchises and self-owned outlets.The expansion will bring the number of 7-Eleven stores in Thailand to 11,000, said a source who requested anonymity.CP All's capital expenditure in 2018 is likely to be on par with last year, when it spent 20 billion baht to finance 710 new branches and renovate its existing stores, IT facilities and open its new distribution centre, said the source.Thanks to new transport infrastructure development and the government's much-touted Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) initiative, which is expected to draw more foreign investment to Thailand, other convenience store and mini-supermarket chains including FamilyMart, Lawson 108, Mini Big C and Tesco Express are also poised to expand their businesses."The government's … [Read more...] about 7-Eleven poised to top 11,000 stores in 2018