Consumers turn to local sweets

Confectionary companies are seeing more orders for Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday as consumers switch their preference from foreign to domestic confectionary products.

Hoang Thi Tam Ai, director of HCM City-based Tri Duc Company in Cu Chi district, said her factory was operating at full capacity as orders from supermarkets had increased over the previous year.
More donations for central flood victims Society

More donations for central flood victims

The Hanoi Chapter of the VN Union of Friendship Organisations on Dec. 30 handed over to representatives of the central flood-hit provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh each with 50 million VND to help the localities to overcome flood consequences.

Hike in input prices worry snack makers

Rising prices of raw materials needed to make Tet (Lunar New Year) festival sweetmeats have made enterprises worry their production costs will be higher than selling prices mandated by the Government's price stabilisation programmes.

Cargill sweet on cocoa production in Vietnam

"Vietnam has good potential for exporting cocoa," said Cargill Inc senior vice president Paul Conway during a visit last week to the southern province of Binh Phuoc, where Cargill has established its third cocoa buying station in Bu Dang District.
43 enterprises join trademark programme Business

43 enterprises join trademark programme

The director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Trade Promotion Agency, Do Thang Hai announced that 43 enterprises have been selected to participate in the second phase of the National Trademark Programme.

Opportunities for Vietnamese foodstuff to RoK

The leader of Coman Corp, one of the major firms of the RoK specialising in imports of species and processed food, expressed wish to support Vietnamese businesses to boost exports of foodstuff and farm produce to the country.

Tourists at loss to find local foods

Visitors to HCM City usually find it hard to find local food specialties like candies to take back home as gifts due to the absence of tourist stores even though the country is a haven for tropical farm products.

Reflections on Lunar New Year in Hanoi

Tet (Lunar New Year holiday), also known as “Tet ca” (biggest festival), is considered as the most important traditional festival in the whole country for people of the Kinh ethnicity.

Vietnam’s ASEAN trade drops

The nation’s trade with other ASEAN countries reached 17.8 billion USD in the first 10 months of the year, down 30 percent on the same period last year.