VOV.VN - An initial batch of fresh Vietnamese lychees shipped to Japan have been going on sale in AEON's store system, including sales at the 250 AEON General Merchandise Stores and Supermarkets and AEON Style stores in Japan.
Hanoi’s Department of Industry and Trade and AEON Vietnam Co., Ltd will work together to reduce single-use plastics in supermarkets and AEON Mall Ha Dong under a project launched on December 19.
Improving production technologies, designs and packaging are among the important factors that could add value to Vietnamese farm produce, businesses have said.
As the consumer demand increases, retailers are leveraging the private label market as a critical strategy to differentiate their brands in what is considered an inevitable sub-trend in the spread of modern retailing across the country, despite private labels thus far only occupying a small proportion of the Vietnamese retail market.
Thanks to their cooperation with multinational groups and foreign retailers, many Vietnamese businesses have been stepping up innovation to meet standards in both domestic and foreign markets, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai said.
Along with ensuring quality and safety, Vietnamese firms should make their products’ price suitable and meet customers’ demands to sell in foreign distribution channels, said Naohisa Saeki, AEON Vietnam’s Deputy General Manager.
Leaders of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on May 18 held a working session with managers of AEON Vietnam Co. Ltd., an affiliate of AEON Japan, about the possibility of building a shopping mall in the locality.
Japanese companies in Vietnam are seeking more personnel, especially at the managerial level, as investment from Japan has risen greatly in recent years.
Businesses should cooperate closely with the Government to usher in a second export wave of products with higher added-value and promotion of brands, participants at a seminar in HCM City said on August 8.
Improving the quality of exports is the top requirement that Vietnamese manufacturers must meet in order to have their goods accepted by foreign supermarket chains.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) aims to connect Vietnamese businesses with major European and Asian groups such as Auchan, Casino, Central Group and AEON, so that Vietnamese goods can enter foreign distribution systems.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade will continue to work with large foreign distributors to promote exports of Vietnamese products.
The General Department of Taxation has asked local tax authorities to inspect foreign retailers operating in Vietnam to see if they are transfer pricing or shifting profits to avoid tax.
Japanese commodities and food have become increasingly popular among Vietnamese consumers, creating opportunities for firms from both countries.
The Aeon Vietnam Co. Ltd, part of the Aeon Group, a major Japanese retail and financial services corporation, was officially opened in HCM City on March 2.