Goods prices unaffected by fuel price hike

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.

By L.M.Thi – Translated by Hoang Yen

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