BANGKOK, 12 April 2012 – Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom on Wednesday presided over the launch of cheap grocery shops under the name Took Jai shop.
Mr Boonsong said the project is set to help low-income people deal with the rising living costs. Under the scheme, existing local grocery shops are invited to join the project. They will receive a sign “Took Jai” to show that they have low-priced goods on sale.
The shops will have to allocate at least six square meters of their space for shelves displaying the Took Jai items.
The project is aimed at increasing price competition especially among instant food and necessary products. The ministry has earlier launched Blue Flag project, which symbolizes that the shops with a blue flag sells low-priced goods.
Applications for the Took Jai project have been available since April 2. Mr Boonsong expects 10,000 local shops to join the program nationwide.
(NNT : Nuttaporn Chanchokpong)