Demand for black clothes in Thailand to mourn death of country’s King causes rush in Tesco’s South Asian outlets
Demand for black clothes in Thailand to mourn the death of the country’s King has caused a rush in Tesco’s South Asian outlets.
Thais are crowding shopping malls and department stores to stock up on black clothes as they begin a year of mourning for the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Tesco Lotus, which stocks Tesco products and is part-owned by the British retailer, is among the stores that have seen a boost in sales from Thai shoppers.
It has brought in up to five times more stock than normal and introduced a Sharing Ribbon project to hand out black ribbons to customers.
And it has... read more
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