The Mall Group

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The Mall Group
เดอะมอลล์กรุ๊ป
IndustryRetailing
Founded25 June 1981
FounderSupachai Umpujh
Nongluck Umpujh
HeadquartersBang Kapi, Bangkok, Thailand
Key people
Ms Supaluck Umpujh, Chairwoman
Ms Lakana Naviroj, Managing Director[1]
ProductsShopping centers, department stores
RevenueUS$1 billion (2016 est.)
OwnerUmpujh & Phataraprasit families
Websitewww.themallgroup.com
The Mall Group press conference in 2016

The Mall Group (Thai: เดอะมอลล์กรุ๊ป) is one of Thailand's largest mall operators.[2] Its brands include The Mall, Emporium, Siam Paragon, Power Mall, Gourmet Market, The Mall SkyPORT, EmQuartier, SportsMall, BeTrend, and BLÚPORT.[3][non-primary source needed]

It is a private company and a subsidiary of Lukrak Supachai Company Limited.[1] The current chairwoman is Supaluck Umpujh.[4][5] As of 2018 it has 13,000 employees.[6] The group has been a member of the International Association of department stores since 2009.[7] [8]

History[edit]

The Mall Group opened its first retail store on 25 June 1981 on Ratchadamri Road in Bangkok. At the time it had 400 employees.[6]

In 2020, the group decided to rebrand for the first time in 39 years, aiming to turn all shopping and retail entertainment complexes to "The Mall Lifestores". According to Chairwoman Supaluck Umpujh, all existing malls should be rebranded by 2023.[2]

In December 2021, the company announced it was teaming up with Bitkub, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Thailand, to form a joint venture aiming to make Thailand a leading hub for digital asset investment.

The company is 65% owned by the Umpujh family and 35% owned by the Phataraprasit family.[9][10][11]

Malls[edit]

List of The Mall Group's malls
Year Mall
1981 First shopping mall, Ratchadamri Road, Bangkok[6]
1983 The Mall Ramkamhaeng (The Mall 2, 3, and 4)
1989 The Mall Lifestore Thapra (New The Mall 1)
1991 The Mall Lifestore Ngamwongwan (The Mall 5)
1994 The Mall Lifestore Bang Khae (The Mall 6) and The Mall Lifestore Bang Kapi (The Mall 7)
1997 Emporium, Bangkok
2000 The Mall Korat (The Mall 8)
2005 Siam Paragon, Bangkok (a joint venture with Siam Piwat)
2005 The Mall SkyPORT (inside Don Mueang International Airport, Terminal 1)
2014 BLÚPORT, Hua Hin
2015 EmQuartier, Bangkok
2023 EmSphere (under construction)
2023 The Bangkok Mall (under construction) including Bangkok Arena
BLÚPEARL, Phuket (under construction)

Branch[edit]

The Mall Ramkhamhaeng
  • The Mall II Ramkhamhaeng - department store and mini mall
  • The Mall III Ramkhamhaeng -

Shopping mall,mini department store

  • The Mall IV Ramkhamhaeng (also known as Major Cineplex Ramkhamhaeng)
Currently being remodeled
The Mall Tha Phra To be rebranded as M Lifestore in 2021
The Mall Bangkae Its landmark is a large artificial waterfall and a pond houses many large arapaimas. To be rebranded as M Lifestore in 2021
The Mall Bangkapi To be rebranded as M Lifestore in 2022
The Mall Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima) To be rebranded as M Lifestore in 2023
M Lifestore Ngamwongan Previously known as The Mall Ngamwongwan
Paragon Department Store (Siam Paragon) To be remodeled
Emporium Department Store at The EM District (Emporium/Emquartier/Empshere) EmSphere currently under construction. Emporium Department Store to be remodeled
The Bangkok Mall Currently under construction

[12]

Former branch[edit]

  • The Mall Ratchadamri (Ratchaprasong) - the first store, defunct since 1988
  • The Mall III Ramkhamhaeng - supermarket,mini department store and shopping center, defunct since 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Company Overview of The Mall Group Co., Ltd". Bloomberg. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "The Mall embarks on first-ever rebranding". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 4 March 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Our Businesses". The Mall Group. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Forbes Profile: Supaluck Umpujh". Forbes. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  5. ^ Jitpleecheep, Pitsinee; Banchongduang, Somruedi (2 November 2017). "The Mall Group to make cashless move". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b c Rungfapaisarn, Kwanchai (11 August 2018). "Just like one big family". The Nation. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  7. ^ "The Mall". www.iads.org. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  8. ^ Jitpleecheep, Pitsinee; Pholkwamdee, Nuntawan (12 January 2022). "The Mall Group to make cashless move". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Supaluck Umpujh & family". Forbes. Retrieved 22 April 2022.
  10. ^ "Determination of date of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders No. 1/2018 and the issue and offer of newly issued ordinary shares to specific investor" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Peninsula Parent's Thailand Dispute Shows Perils of Owner-Chain Relations". Skift. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2022.
  12. ^ "The Mall Lifestore Ngamwongwan". The Mall. Retrieved 2 January 2021.