Supermarkets increase opening time in days near Tet

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Businesses under the price subsidization programs including supermarkets such as Co.opmart, BigC, Aeon, Citimart, Vinmart and Lotte mart will increase their opening time by 2-4 hours everyday in days near the Tet holiday, according to the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade.

Supermarkets will ​increase opening time by 2-4 hours in days near the Tet holiday (Photo: SGGP)

Supermarkets will ​increase opening time by 2-4 hours in days near the Tet holiday (Photo: SGGP)

Specifically, they will open from 7a.m.-11 p.m. on February 5-12 and from 6a.m. to midnight on February 12-14, 6a.m. till noon on February 15.
They will shut down from the afternoon on February 15 until February 16, the first day of the lunar year and reopen at 8a.m. on the following day.
Opening time will be from 8a.m. until noon on February 17-20, the second to fifth day of the year of the Dog.
Operation will be back to normal on February 21. Some supermarkets such as Lotte Mart will not shut down in Tet days. 
Supermarkets will supplement 30 percent of staff to reduce pressure in days near the Tet.
Management boards of traditional markets said that they would ask for district people’s committees to permit traders to prolong sale time until 6-7 p.m. instead of 5p.m. as normal.
Some boards permit traders to sell until 9 p.m. every day after February 8. All markets will close down before noon on February 15, the last day of the year of Rooster, to clean markets to celebrate the lunar new year.

By KIM CHUNG – Translated by Hai Mien

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