Demand for processed products, confectionary surges before Tet

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 15:50

Consumption of processed products and confectionary starts to rise drastically before Tet.— VNA/VNS Photo Ho Cau

HA NOI (Biz Hub) – The consumption of processed food and confectionary has started rising dramatically a week before the Lunar New Year festival (Tet).

Deputy Director General of Saigon Food Joint Stock Company Nguyen Thi Thanh Lam told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the company has had to increase production by 10 per cent of processed seafood products such as dried cuttlefish and dried fish strips to meet the consumer demand.

The company's distribution system has nearly run out of these products, she added.

"The consumption of these products has increased beyond our expectations," Lam said.

The company plans to market 550 tonnes of processed products for Tet, a year-on-year increase of 10 per cent.

Truong Chi Thien, director of the Vinh Thanh Dat Company, said that the sale of egg products has increased by 10 per cent in comparison with last week.

The company has readied seven to eight million eggs as supply for Tet, a year-on-year rise of 15 to 20 per cent, he said.

Meanwhile, Deputy General Director of confectioner Bibica Corporation Phan Van Thien said that the company has achieved a consumption target of 1,400 tonnes of confectionary for this year's Tet, a nearly 15-per-cent rise compared with last year's Tet.

"The company is producing an additional 10 per cent of confectionaries of different kinds to meet the consumer orders, because the demand has increased unexpectedly," he said. — VNS

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