Many supermarkets and retailers in the central city of Da Nang are offering a wide range of Tet gift packages at reasonable prices in a bid to meet the increasing demands by local residents on the occasion of the country's longest and most important annual festival.

According to the Danang Today online, Big C is currently offering its shoppers 20 types of eye-catching gift packages which convey messages of good fortune, success and happiness. The cheapest gift package is offered at below 100,000 VND (4.6 USD), whilst the highest priced is 5 million VND.

A wide range of specialties, from traditional villages nationwide which meet the food safety and hygiene standards, are included in the many packages. Amongst them are jasmine tea, coconut milk jam, fragrant sticky rice, Phu Le banana wine, Ca Cop wine and Chau Giang village’s Chinese beef sausages.

In addition, Big C has exported essential Tet goods to supermarket chains of the Casino Corporation in France, Brazil, Thailand and other countries worldwide. Dried products include rice paper, instant noodles, dried vermicelli and noodles, dried fruit, peanut candies, and many kinds of tea, sauces and fish sauce.

In addition, black tiger shrimps, spring rolls, rolled shrimp with potato, and other frozen products have also been exported. This is intended to ensure sufficient supplies of essential Tet goods for overseas Vietnamese during Tet.

The Kinh Do Corporation, one of Viet n am’s largest confectionary companies, has introduced new products for a “Happy and Prosperous New Year”. Of these, the high-quality cookie product line Korento, which accounts for 20 percent of the company’s revenue, has posted robust sales thanks to its eye-catching designs and competitive prices compared to those of foreign brand names-VNA