Shopping at Big C supermarket (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue noted his hope that Thailand’s Central Group (CG) will continue to invest in product distribution, retail and wholesale trade in Vietnam.

At a reception for CG General Director in Vietnam Jariya Chirathivat in Hanoi on October 3, the official called on the group to introduce the world’s quality goods, especially those from ASEAN, to Vietnamese consumers.

He suggested the group join Vietnamese businesses in production chains in the fields of industry and agriculture to churn out quality and safe products, while closely coordinating with competent Vietnamese agencies in guiding its branches to observe local law.

The Deputy PM hailed the group’s contribution of over 2 trillion VND (90 million USD) in tax from its acquisition of Big C Vietnam super market chain.

Jariya Chirathivat, who is also CG’s legal representative in Vietnam, promised that CG will provide high-quality products for the country, adding that the group is seeking Vietnamese producers to introduce good products in Big C supermarket chain and Thailand.

The group has partnered with the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade to successfully organise Vietnamese Goods Day in Thailand to seek promising Vietnamese producers, she said.

Apart from retail trade, CG will invest in real estate and commercial centres in Vietnam, the guest noted.

Earlier, the Thai group purchased Big C Vietnam and 49 percent stake of Nguyen Kim electronics retailer and Lan Chi Mart. The group, together with Nguyen Kim, took over Zalora Vietnam.-VNA