The hypermarket Tesco Lotus will increase its purchases of fruits and vegetables from Thai farmers by 30% to 80,000 tonnes, raising its export value of fresh food from Thailand by 1 billion baht this year.
Some of the Royal Project vegetables sold at Tesco Lotus. The retailer has not ruled out exporting Royal Project produce at some future date.
Exports of Thai produce via the Tesco network are forecast at 13.5 billion baht in 2012-2013, up from 12.5 billion in 2011-12.
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