Saigon Co.op prepares more than 130,000 tonnes of goods for Tet

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 15:18

Customers are selecting garment products at a supermarket. — VNS Photo

Saigon Co.op has finalised its reserve of goods for the three months before, during and after Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday with a total volume of 130,000 tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 15 per cent.

Among the goods that have the highest increase are fresh food, including vegetables, fruits, and meats, and confectionery, sweets, jam, beverages and beer, with the volume of commodity groups under the city’s price stabilisation programme to rise by 5 to 30 per cent.

On this occasion, Co.opmart will also increase the supply of its own brand products, including those dedicated for Tết such as confectionery, jams, raisins, beverages, sausages, pork paste, pickles, and other traditional speciality products.

In addition, about 100 tonnes of Co.op Organic branded products, including rice, fruits, vegetables, meat and fish that meet the US and EU organic standards are ready to be served to customers this Tet.

A part from price stabilised goods that are sold at 5-10 per cent lower than the market’s prices, Saigon Co.op will co-operate with its suppliers to offer discounts between 10-50 per cent on thousands of goods in the days near Tet.

In addition to focusing on increasing supply for this holiday, Saigon Co.op has also worked to expand its distribution system to increase its coverage.

As planned from now the end of this year, Saigon Co.op will put into operation four to five Co.opmart and Co.opXtra supermarkets and about 10 Co.op Food stores in HCM City and Ha Noi.

The Co.opmart supermarket chain plans to organise 200 mobile goods selling trips in remote and rural areas and processing and industrial zones to better meet shopping demand.

With purchasing power expected to increase strongly compared to normal days, Saigon Co.op’s retail chains also plan to increase opening hours and the number of staff to serve customers better. — VNS

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