Thai retailer recruits CEO from Carrefour Italia
Central Food Retail announced Mr. Stephane Coum as the new CEO and President of Central Food Retail. Prior to this, Coum was the director of operations for Carrefour Italia, according to IGD Asia.
Coum has 20 years of experience in international grocery retail and he will be responsible for the company’s New Central, New Retail strategy, with a special focus on borderless retail and digital technology.
Stephane Coum is replacing Alistair Taylor, who has been appointed as President of Central FamilyMart Company, taking care of the convenience stores within the company after leading the Group for more than a decade.
The Central Food Retail company is part of the Central Group and is one of Thailand’s largest grocery retailers. With a strong multichannel network, it is known for its innovative stores, fresh local and international products, and high-quality private labels. It operates the supermarket Tops Market, Central Food Hall as well as the Tops Daily and FamilyMart convenience chains.