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Thai supermarket Tops says ‘every gift is valuable’ in new ad

Thailand Tops, Thailand’s largest supermarket chain, has released its new Christmas advertisement that shows the value of gift-giving even with the most unassuming supermarket items.

The campaign was made in collaboration with global brand experience agency VMLY&R. The short film titled ‘The Underrated Gift’, portrays how people have the tendency to overthink the gifts they give during the holidays.

The story revolved around a woman worrying over her gift search. In the film, she overcame this worry as she discovered how simple supermarket items such as zip-lock bags, canned wild salmon, and a pack of salami can delight her loved ones.

“At Tops, we have always believed in providing premium products at affordable prices. With our motto #EveryDayDISCOVERY, we want to emphasize that the best gifts are the ones that receivers can enjoy and that value and happiness can be found from even the most underrated items,” said Chakkit Chatupanyachotikul, head of marketing, public relations and CSV at Central Food Retail Group (CFG).

Anuwat Nitipanont, chief creative officer at VMLY&R Thailand, further commented, “Joyful experiences should not be limited to expensive, one-of-a-kind gifts. We want to encourage everyone to see the value of seemingly ordinary things and become free from their own limitation of choices.”

He also added that the film showcases how these’‘underrated gifts’ triumph this holiday season and will get people to rethink their holiday shopping lists.

VMLY&R Thailand also previously collaborated with Thai home improvement retailer Boonthavorn for the latter’s rebranding campaign with the short film ‘Ummm..’