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Small shops set for 'Show-Suay' upgrade

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Despite being spurned as a waste of time by a leading academic, the government is proceeding with plans to modernise traditional grocery stores under a proposed Show-Suay scheme. 

Mr Natthawut (left), assuming the role of a shopowner, gestures as he explains the concept of the new scheme on April 2, 2013. It calls for wholesalers to act as mentors helping existing small traditional grocery shops to modernise and empowering them to provide more extensive services.

On April 2, the government through the Commerce Ministry's Business Development Department teamed up with the Thai Retailers and Wholesalers Association (TRWA), eight financial institutions, the Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation, the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority and mobile operators in a concerted effort to develop the country's retail and wholesale operations.

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