US Mart opens 2nd store in HCM City

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 15:13

Customers shop at US Mart's second store that opened on August 18 in HCM City's District 7. — VNS Photo Xuan Huong

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — After successfully operating its first store in HCM City for three years, US Mart has opened a second store in District 7.

Situated on Nguyen Duc Canh Street, the store sells around 10,000 items, 70-80 per cent of which are imported directly from the US, Phan Kim Ngan, the company's director, said.

The other 20-30 per cent are Vietnamese high-quality products, especially specialties like Hoa Loc mango, Vietgap custard apple, Ben Tre green-skinned grapefruit, and Tien Giang thick-skinned orange, she said.

With increasing incomes, Vietnamese consumers tend to buy more imported goods, especially American for their safety and high quality, she said, adding that the first store in District 1 achieved very good growth over the last three years.

A third store will open in Tan Binh District on Sunday.

At the new store in District 7, consumers got a taste of various US food and beverage products as part of the Taste of America programme, a joint effort with the US Department of Agriculture.

Gerald H.Smith, senior attache for Agricultural Affairs at the US consulate, said the programme aims to promote the quality and diversity of US food and beverage products.

Trade between the US and Viet Nam in food and agricultural products was worth US$5.9 billion last year, with Viet Nam's exports accounting for $3.3 billion, he said.

Viet Nam is the 11th largest market for US food and agricultural products, he added. — VNS

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