Friday, 12 June 2009

Retailers threaten traditional markets

The Cirebon City Council is demanding the city administration stop issuing development permits for modern retailers, as their mushrooming presence puts the viability of traditional markets at stake. As many as 10 traditional markets are now being forced to compete with six modern retailers and numerous mini-markets throughout Cirebon. The Batam city administration is meanwhile considering putting a halt to the issuance of permits for new malls and modern shopping centers.
Source: PA Asia - Public Affairs and CSR from The Jakarta Post, 9 June, p. 9

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