Sales Promotion Fair opens in HCM City

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 17:24

Customers at a booth on the opening day of the 2017 Sales promotion Fair in HCM City. — VNS Photo

Scores of businesses are displaying a wide range of products at the 2017 Sales Promotion Fair that opened in HCM City’s Phu Tho Indoor Stadium on on August 30.

Organised by the Department of Industry and Trade, it has over 450 booths showcasing food and beverages, garments and textiles, footwear, electronic and electrical products, home appliances, handicrafts, cosmetics, interior and exterior decoration items, real estate projects, and tourism services, with many offering discounts of up to 49 per cent.

In response to the "For a Green Environment" movement, the fair’s organisers are providing free bags to shoppers.

The department has co-ordinated with the city Market Management Department and Commodities and Trademark magazine to display fake goods and identify genuine goods to warn consumers to be cautious.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyen Phuong Dong, the department’s deputy director, said the fair is an important activity for stimulating consumption and attracting visitors to the city.

The fair is part of the city’s 2017 Sales Promotion Month in which 3,000 enterprises and 5,300 business households are participating.

The fair will go on until September 4. — VNS

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