The prices of staple goods remain unchanged, with some even decreasing slightly, despite the VND500 hike in petrol prices on August 9.
|Shoppers at Big C Supermarket on Hoang Van Thu Street in HCMC. Prices have remained unchanged in the city despite a hike in fuel prices on August 9 (Photo: SGGP)|
At Binh Dien wholesale market, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and poultry were VND500-1,000 a kilogram cheaper on August 10.
The prices of milk and milk powder sold by Vinamilk, Nutifood, Hancofood, and Dutch Lady remain unchanged while Nestle’s Milo Chocolate is VND1,500 cheaper for a box of four packs.
The annual big sales month will kick off in Ho Chi Minh City on September 1. More than 400 businesses will participate this year, offering a range of goods at discounts of 5-30 percent at places like Big C, Co.opMart, and Saigon supermarkets and Tax Department Store.
Bui Duy Duc, general director of food company Vissan, said a discount of 10 percent would be offered on ham, sausages, spring rolls, and canned foods, and 5 percent on frozen and fresh foods.
In response to a Government campaign exhorting people to use Vietnamese-made goods, Vissan has launched a clutch of cheap new products like stewed pork, chicken braised with chili, beef pâté, and pork pâté.