Awards and Recognitions

The following lists awards, recognitions and honors received by Central Retail and its leadership throughout the years.

Central Department Store

Central Department Store has been recognized internationally with many accolades over the years.

In 2006 Central Department Store ranked 175th in Media Portfolio-Asia’s Top 1,000 Brands Report, and second in the Report’s 2007 Best Department Store category.

Central Department Store has been voted the most trusted modern retail store in Thailand for 12 consecutive years since 2007 in BrandAge Magazine’s Thailand’s Most Admired Brand, based on nationwide consumer surveys.

Central Department Store won the 2008 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Gold Award in the Thailand Department Store category.

In 2008 and 2010 Central Department Store was twice among the top five nominees for the World’s Best Department Store award at the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores Global Department Store Summit.

Central Department Store Chidlom won the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and its Best Service award along with Eathai in 2016, based on votes from users in 48 countries around the world.

Robinson Department Store

Robinson Department Store was selected in 2011 by Forbes Asia Magazine as one of Asia’s 200 Best Under A Billion US$.

Central Marketing Group

Central Marketing Group has won various awards with the brands that it services, including Leader in Guess Watch Sales in 2017, Best-in-Class Store Opening for Topshop in 2018, Highest Sales Growth in Southeast Asia for Calvin Klein in 2017, and Best Store for Wrangler in 2017.

Central Marketing Group won “Best Product” awards for various products in 2017 and 2018, including Clarins, The Body Shop, THREE, and Illamasqua, Banila Co, LuLuLun, Lee and Wrangler.

Over the years, Central Marketing Group has been consistently recognized by several of our international brand partners for outstanding performance in sales growth, product innovation, and market activation among other areas, and has worked with partners to implement and tailor products to Thailand beauty spa services.

Super Sports

Super Sports in 2017 was ranked 54th on Sporting Goods Intelligence’s Largest Sporting Goods Retailers In the Galaxy. In 2018, Super Sports was awarded as Best International Retailer by Liverpool FC, presented by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler, and was recognized as a Best Distributor by Skechers.

Central Food Hall received the Top Brand award from Influential Brands in Singapore each year from 2016 to 2018 in the supermarket and premium supermarket segment and was ranked among the Best Five premium stores by the Institute of Grocery Distribution of the United Kingdom in 2016.

Canadian Grocer listed Central Food Hall at Central Chidlom as one of the World’s 25 Grocery Stores to Visit Before You Die in 2016, and The Grocer in the United Kingdom recognized Central Food Hall as the Best Food Store in Asia.

Our private labels My Choice, Smart-R, and Joy won the Private Label Manufacturers Association Salute to Excellence Award under the Healthy Eating & Natural, Home & Household, and Baby & Kids categories from 2016 to 2018.

In the supermarket category, Central Food Hall and Tops Market have been voted winner of Super Brands 2016-2017, and Tops Market has been voted Brand of the Year in the supermarket category in Thailand by World Branding Awards London for three consecutive years, in 2016-2018.

Central Food Retail was granted the status of organic standardized supermarket by the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards in 2017, was the first retailer in Southeast Asia to be awarded FSSC 22000 (Food Safety Sustainability Certification) for its fresh distribution center, and is the only supermarket recognized by the Ministry of Commerce for encouraging the Pracharat Projects, aimed at improving the lives of local communities.

Asia Fruit Logistica awarded Central Food Retail as Produce Retailer of the Year in 2014 in recognition of its outstanding fresh produce.

Central Food Retail received the World of Food Safety Excellence Award in 2014 for exceptional contributions of an organization in Thailand, and was recognized by the American Chamber of Commerce for eight years of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with the CSR Excellence award in 2017.

Nguyen Kim and Big C are each listed among the Top 500 Retailers in Asia-Pacific by Asia Retailer Magazine, among the top 500 largest enterprises in Vietnam by VN500, and have received the Top Tax Contributors Award by Vietnamese tax department in multiple years.

Vietnam Report and VietNamNet in 2018 listed Big C and Lanchi Mart among the Top 10 Vietnam Reputation Retailers.

Central Home Group, which comprises our Thai Watsadu and Baan & Beyond brands has received numerous awards from strategic partners, including Best Modern Trade Dealer from TPI in 2015, the Top Rank award from Cotto in 2016, the Best Growth and Support award from Gyproc in 2017, the Platinum Award of the Year from Captain in 2018, and the Best of the Best TPI Dealer award from TPI in 2018.

All Thai Watsadu and Baan & Beyond stores received the Thailand Labor Management Excellence award in 2016 and 2017.