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Ease of partial lockdown measures in Chonburi not enough to help ice business, prominent ice factory operator says


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By Nop Meechukhun


Pattaya – The ease of lockdown measures in Chonburi has not significantly stimulated sales and income, only essentially letting the ice business break-even, a local ice factory operator told reporters today, October 17th.


Boon-anan Pattanasin, an executive of a subsidiary company of the prominent ice company Raja Group, gave the local Pattaya press their feedback after the relaxation of some activities and businesses and the shortened curfew hours have been implemented in 23 provinces of the highest and strict control or dark-red zone areas, including Chonburi, since October 1st.


He said that there has been some increase in sales for the drinking water and ice-making business operators during Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays but still were not much as not many shops and establishments are opened to welcome domestic tourists.


Some of those restaurants and establishments will also be closed and do not order ingredients and supplies for their stock during the weekdays as there are no tourists and the number of customers is still unpredictable.


Additionally, the continued closure of bars, nightlife, and entertainment and ban on alcohol at restaurants was a significant hit to the bottom-line of the ice industry as well, something Boon-anan stated that many people do not think about when considering the ice sector.


Full story: https://thepattayanews.com/2021/10/17/ease-of-partial-lockdown-measures-in-chonburi-not-enough-to-help-ice-business-prominent-ice-factory-operator-says/



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So the ice business relies on the hotels and other tourist places, and only supplying the

local businesses is not enough for it to survive?  Guess that is just one other reason for

hopes of lots of visitors from abroad this Winter.


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