Lifestyle: Supermarkets sucking life from small shops

(From Bangkok Post)

Supermarkets and small retailers have been on hostile terms ever since supermarkets first showed up in Bangkok. If a supermarket opens in the provinces or in some amphoe, warlike rumblings can be heard.

Supermarkets and small retailers have been on hostile terms ever since supermarkets first showed up in Bangkok

Supermarkets and small retailers are on hostile terms in Bangkok

People say the supermarkets will eradicate the system of smaller shops and markets from Thai society. The demise of a system of commerce that has allowed Thais to obtain the things they need since the country’s earliest days is a subject worth worrying about. The people who are most concerned are historians, economists, and academics who study society and the environment.  Read More



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