Since 1921 when Xie Yichu opened his first vegetable seeds store in Bangkok, Chia Tai Group has become one of the biggest multinational companies in the world, and one of the richest and strongest family enterprises in Thailand. Its business scope has extended to feedstuff, aquatic breeding, international trade, petrochemical industry, telecommunication, bank, real estate, retailing and so on.
Lotus Sales Center is the biggest retailing enterprise affiliated to the group. Establishment of Lotus Sales Center aims to introduce conception of the most advanced and largest retailing store to China. And the ultimate target is to improve life quality of people. Its business conception is to provide the broad customers with commodities with high quality and low price.
Its first store in China was opened in Shanghai during June, 1997. At present, 50 stores of Lotus Sales Centers are operating in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Beijing, Tianjin, Nanjing, Xuzhou, Wuxi, Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Jiangmen, Shantou, Huai’an, and Nantong and so on. And its sales centers in China will reach 100 by 2006.
On December 23rd, 2004, Huai’an Chengde Rd. Store of Lotus Supermarket went into operation.