Supermarkets, traditonal markets gradually resume normal operations amid abundant supply

Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 09:06

Customers shop at a Co.opmart supermarket in HCM City. — Photo courtesy of Saigon Co.op

Many supermarkets in HCM City such as Co.opmart, Co.opXtra, Co.op Food, Go!, Big C, Tops Market, and AEON reopened on January 23, the second of the new year.

Traditional markets too have been gradually reopening since January 23, especially those that sell fresh foods, flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

According to a Ministry of Finance report on the market and prices, sales in the city’s wholesale markets on the fourth day of the new year (January 25) were 31-52 per cent of normal while prices were mostly normal.

The volume of vegetables and fruits arriving at the Thu Duc Wholesale Market was 1,172 tonnes, or 52 per cent of normal days and an increase of 28.5 per cent from the same period last year.

At the Hoc Mon Wholesale Market it was 860 tonnes, which was equal 48 per cent of normal days and a decrease of 12 per cent from last year.

Supermarkets have also launched many promotions after Tet to stimulate demand.

From January 25 to 27 customers at Co.opmart with bills worth VND500,000 or more have the chance to receive vouchers worth VND30,000-500,000 under its ‘Hai loc don phuc – Sung tuc ca nam’ programme.

The supermarket chain is also offering discounts on confectionery, milk and dairy products, vegetables, fruits, household utensils, cosmetics, clothes, and others. — VNS

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