David Reid, deputy chairman of UK-based Tesco , revealed yesterday that the supermarket giant is committed to further business expansion in Thailand, and that new investment will be split equally between Bangkok and the rural provinces The Thai arm of the company, Tesco Lotus , currently controls 32 outlets across the country, and has plans to invest 4bn baht next year alone, to open a further six or seven new branches. The chain has announced a new programme with the