Holiday food purchases rise

With the two day public holidays creating a four day weekend and promotions throughout the city, shoppers have been rushing to buy food.

Shoppers at a busy Coop Mart Supermarket, HCMC (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

Traders in large markets, such as Tan Dinh and Ben Thanh in District 1, said that sales of meat, fish and vegetables has doubled compared with normal days.

At Hoc Mon Market, beef sales have quadrupled.

Though demand has been strong, prices have remained stable.

At BigC, Coopmart, CitiMart supermarkets, the number of customers have also increased two to three times the normal rate.

Shoppers are expected to continue buy in large numbers, with many taking advantage of a 50 percent cut in VAT.

By L.M.Thi – Translated by H.Mien

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