Myanmar supermarket challenges local markets with fresh produce

Most of Myanmar’s middle class still depends on local markets for fresh fruit and vegetables, but the country’s biggest retailer is trying to change this. Since last year, supermarket operator City Mart Holdings has been offering fresh, direct-from-farm produce after beefing up its cold-transport joint venture with Japanese trading house Sojitz. It also announced in […]

Myanmar races to feed a growing Yangon

YANGON/BANGKOK — Rapid urbanization in and around Myanmar’s southern city of Yangon has turned up the pressure to develop goods and services that can meet the rising demand. The gap has provided an opening for companies in one of Southeast Asia’s least-developed countries. Local real estate and construction conglomerate Dagon International set up a modern […]