Vietnam’s 2014 Favourite Brand Names were awarded to 29 outstanding businesses at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on January 20.

The honours were bestowed to groups operating across tourism, trade, services, manufacturing, transport, and banking industries.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Hong lauded these businesses for building prestigious brands, improving consumer’s awareness and shopping habits.

The annual award, determined by the customer vote nationwide, aims to encourage enterprises to develop high-quality brands and enhance the competitiveness of Vietnamese goods in both domestic and foreign markets, especially as the country further integrates into the international economy.

Many of the winners have received recognition over several consecutive years including Saigontourist, AIG Insurance , Saigon Co-op, Big C, Vinasun and Saigon Petro.-VNA