Big C Supercentre Public Co Ltd from Thailand plans to open a shopping center at the new Talat Sao Mall (Morning Market) within the next three to five months.
At the new Big C Vientiane branch, about 70 percent of goods will be food products, which the company will purchase mainly from Lao producers, including local farmers and food processing plants.
Big C Supercentre has a total of 105 branches in Thailand (read the J&C review here) and almost 20 branches in Vietnam with the first in Laos to be opened soon. Depending on the success of the Vientiane branch, Big C intends to expand to Savannakhet, Champassak and Luang Prabang provinces.
The Talat Sao Mall is preparing to open its doors and began testing the facilities last month. The shopping mall extension is over 95 percent complete and it plans to hold the opening ceremony before the end of the year.
When the facility is finished it will be the largest shopping center in Laos and will feature a shopping complex, department store, supermarket, fast food outlets, restaurants, a cinema, karaoke lounge, function hall, training school, child education centre, offices, a hotel and parking
Source: Vientiane Times