Vietnam’s leading retailer, Saigon Co-op, has been awarded the third-class Independence Medal by President Triet for its contribution to economic development and building socialism on its 20th anniversary held May 16 in Ho Chi Minh City.
|A Co-op Mart supermarket in HCMC|
Saigon Co-op has been developed into one of the biggest retailers in the country. After 20 years of building and development the supermarket has become a leading retailer in Vietnam and been listed in the top 500 retailers in Asia.
Saigon Co-op has broadened its activity to many fields with a focus on retailing with 35 supermarkets and tens of convenience stores nationwide.
Saigon Co-op is planning to open a further 65 supermarkets in the country by 2015.
Also attending the anniversary celebrations were Nguyen Van Dua, deputy secretary of the HCM City Party Committee and Nguyen Thanh Tai, deputy chairman of the city People’s Committee.