The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee on April 1 launched round-the-clock hotlines to receive reports, feedback, and complaints from citizens, businesses, and organisations on local COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Industry and Trade has coordinated with other government agencies, business groups and districts in the city to ensure supply of essential goods at stable prices amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Big supermarkets in Hanoi have raised their volume of goods dramatically to meet Covid-19 induced demand in the city.
Recently, the online distribution channel of most supermarkets has posted fairly good growth as consumers have been avoiding going outside due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Local authorities and businesses are making efforts to promote domestic consumption of agricultural products, which are piling up due to the impact of novel coronavirus outbreaks in China.
Tran Duy Dong, director of the Domestic Market Department, speaks to Vietnam News Agency about its plans to ensure supplies of essential goods.
VOV.VN - A number of large supermarkets and shopping centres re-opened in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from January 26, the second day of the first lunar month, with plenty of visitors coming to purchase food or enjoy some entertainment.
During the year-end period, retailers have been displaying many kinds of Tet (Lunar New Year) gift hampers to serve the shopping and gifting needs of consumers.
Foreign retailers started coming to Vietnam 20 years ago but many of them have had to leave.
If Vietnam doesn’t have a reasonable policy on using capital from FDI, it will have to pay a heavy price for it, experts say.
Billions of dollars worth of Vietnam’s products are exported via large global retail chains, but these products must adhere to strict requirements to be accepted by supermarkets.
Auchan has left the Vietnamese market. MM Mega Market and Big C have seen revenue decrease. But Aeon Mall and Lotte Mart continue to expand.
Central Group, which owns Big C Vietnam, has changed its mind about suspending local apparel procurement, saying orders would resume immediately.
VOV.VN - The Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon) newspaper hosted a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on January 27 to honor 27 most popular Vietnamese brand names in 2019 selected by its readers.
The food processing and drinks industry has seen growth of 7 per cent in recent years, with more and more foreign investors deciding to pour money into the sector.
VOV.VN - Trade centers have become crowded with people shopping and abundant Vietnamese products, covering a wide range of patterns, quality, and prices as Vietnam’s lunar New Year Festival (Tet) is drawing near.
VOV.VN - A press conference, hosted by the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD in Hanoi on January 22, introduced a new forum to promote links between production and consumption of Vietnamese farm produce in 2019.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the retail and consumer market maintained its pace in 2018 with more deals clinched. Not only did foreign retail giants use M&A to enter Vietnam, local businesses are also on the offensive to regain some ground.
A programme to introduce specialties of the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai kicked off at the Big C Thang Long supermarket in Hanoi on November 30.
Hanoi will organise three important international trade fairs in November 2018 to help promote regional specialities as well as boost business co-operation and exports.