As observed by VOV reporters, several major supermarkets such as Big C, Lotte, Vinmart, and Mega Market are still able to offer a plentiful supply of goods on their shelves for consumers to purchase and boast a broad range of available products such as fruit and vegetables, meat, shrimp, and fish at stable prices.
With these efforts, citizens have stated that they are not too worried about the scarcity of goods at supermarkets and markets despite the outbreak of the pandemic as a sufficient supply of consumer goods has been available even during the peak period of the outbreak.
Indeed, important factors for every citizen to remember when going shopping for essential goods is to continue wearing face masks, making us of hand sanitizer, and obeying social distancing regulations when at crowded places, they emphasise.
Representatives of supermarkets and shopping centres state that in addition to products serving a role in epidemic prevention such as medical masks and hand sanitizer, businesses have managed to increase their sources of food, aquatic products, especially with regard to essential goods to satisfy people's needs.
Amid the complicated pandemic situation, BRG Group has directed BRG Retail Co., Ltd., also known as BRG Retail, to re-launch the COVID-19 epidemic prevention system awell as ensuring a full supply of essential products at stable prices. This should be done across the entire system of 50 Minimart supermarkets under BRGMart in Hanoi, Hung Yen, Hai Duong, and Hai Phong.
Vu Thi Hau, chairwoman of the Vietnam Retailers Association, says that from now until the end of the year, retailers have signed contracts with manufacturers in order to increase inventories by between 15% and 20% as a means of ensuring a consistent supply of goods for local people.
“The retail systems, supermarkets, and food stores all ensure the quantity of goods that are served as required by consumers. Additionally, scenarios have been outlined to prevent shortage of goods and abrupt increase in prices. Retailers have also actively exploited sources of goods to offer best services to consumers”, Hau adds.