Retail trade poised for development

Although traditional markets are still dominating the Vietnamese retail market, the popularity of supermarkets and retail shops is forecast to increase strongly in the near future, Nguyen Nu Tuyet Hong, deputy director of TNS market research company, said at a seminar held on June 7 in HCM City.

Locally-made goods dominate domestic market

Made-in-Vietnam products occupied up to 85-90 percent of the market share in the local market during the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, said the Finance Ministry’s Price Management Department.
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Supermarkets packed as Tet approaches

Almost every supermarket in big cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang are packed in the run up to the Lunar New Year (Tet) as shoppers flock to buy goods for the year’s largest festival.

HCM City shoppers go for eco-friendly bags

 Retailers and residents in HCM City are becoming more familiar with eco-friendly bags and are discontinuing the use of plastic bags, according to the city's Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

No shortage of rice, says ministry

Rice exports will total 6 million tonnes this year while domestic food security is still ensured, deputy minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Thanh Bien told reporters here on Aug. 10.

Vietnamese goods win local consumers’ favour

Vietnamese goods have regained local consumers’ confidence thanks to their good materials, diversified designs and competitive prices.

According to a survey conducted by the TV Plus Company, 58 percent of Vietnamese consumers have been interested in locally-made products since a campaign entitled “Vietnamese people use Vietnamese goods” was launched by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) more than one year ago, compared to 23 percent previously.

Campaign to cut plastic bags use

A programme aiming to reduce the use of plastic bags has been launched by the Hanoi Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Second Lotte Mart opens in HCM City

Korea’s leading chainstore Lotte Mart opened its second store in the country on July 1 with a total investment of 1.9 trillion VND (100 million USD) just two years after it launched the first one in new urban area of Phu My Hung in district 7.