Makro gets fruity to help Thai farmers

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The Siam Makro cash-and carry chain has boosted its purchases of domestic agricultural products in a bid to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on Thai farmers.

The chain is also running a promotional campaign urging customers to buy Thai agricultural products, said Siriporn Det Sing, Makro’s deputy CEO of corporate communication.

Siriporn explained that 30 per cent of Thailand’s agricultural products were consumed domestically, while 70 per cent were exported. But the global impact of the Covid-19 crisis is hitting export demand.

“Makro plans to increase its volume of agricultural products purchased by 40 per cent compared to last year,” she said.

“The corporation aims to distribute the products to Makro branches nationwide, and promote the consumption of seasonal Thai fruits throughout the year. This should help reduce farmers’ suffering” she added.

Between April and June, the corporation has organised an eastern Thai fruits festival in its shops and online.

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