City hosts meet for consumer co-op heads

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 08:48

Delegates pose for a photo at the 18th International Co-operative Alliance - Asia Pacific regional workshop being held in HCM City from October 8 to 10. — Photo Courtesy of Saigon Co.op

The 18th International Co-operative Alliance - Asia Pacific regional workshop for managers opened at Saigon Co.op’s head office in HCM City on Monday.

The three-day event, which has the theme “Management of Consumer Co-operatives in Asia-Pacific”, is being attended by 50 delegates from Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Viet Nam.

In his opening remark, Tran Lam Hong, deputy general director of Saigon Co.op, said the workshop is a continuation of the tradition of the international co-operative movement of sharing the retail experience among members to help each other improve quality and the efficiency of their business.

The workshop will feature discussions on retail sales, pricing, brands, trade and supply chain management, small and medium-sized modern retail models, and specific retail models for each country in the region.

A Saigon Co.op executive will introduce its small-scale retail models such as Co.op Food and Fair Price shops, which it is focusing on growing.

The visiting delegates will visit Coopmart Ly Thuong Kiet supermarket, Bach Ma Co.op Food store in District 10, Co.op Smile convenient stores, and two joint venture models between Saigon Co.op and NTUC Fair Price of Singapore: Co.opXtra Su Van Hanh hypermarket and 24h Cheers convenience store in HCM City. — VNS

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