Rose prices go through the roof

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 11:20

A flower shop in HCM City. To attract shoppers on Vietnamese Women's Day, flower shops, supermarkets and malls are offering gifts and attractive promotions. — Phu Nu Online Photo

HCM CITY  (Biz Hub) — Flowers, cosmetics, and new clothes are on top of the list of gifts given on Vietnamese Women's Day, October 20.

A variety of flowers are available in the market, including roses that keep for several years and imported ones.

According to sellers at traditional markets and flower shops, rose prices have increased sharply.

At Ho Thi Ky flower market in District 10, a bunch of 50 roses is selling at VND200,000-220,000, a markup of more than 50 per cent from recent days.

The prices are expected to increase further, the traders said.

Nguyen Thanh Tu, in charge of online marketing at Da Lat Hasfarm, told Viet Nam News that the prices of roses and moth orchids would be hiked slightly due to the high demand.

But the company would not increase the prices of other flowers like daffodils and chrysanthemums, she said, adding it is offering discounts of 20 per cent to customers buying from its web shop.

At flower shops in HCM City, a rose now sells for VND4,500-5,000 while imported flowers cost VND40,000-60,000.

Shops are also selling various kinds of flower baskets to meet the demand.

To attract shoppers on the occasion, flower shops, supermarkets, shops, and malls are offering gift as well as attractive promotions.

Big C is offering discounts of up to 50 per cent on more than 1,000 cosmetics, accessories, and fashion items until November 3.

Co.opmart is offering discounts of up to 49 per cent on 600 women's care products until October 26, while Lotte Mart has cut prices of more than 500 products until October 23.

High street fashion shops and malls and e-commerce websites are offering sharp discounts to boost sales. — VNS

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