Supermarkets extend opening hours for Tet holidays

According to the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City, to meet the shopping demand of the city dwellers during the festive season, enterprises in the price stabilization program, including Co.opmart, BigC, Aeon, Citimart-Aeon, VinMart, and Lotte Mart, have made plans to open earlier and extend their opening hours during the days before the lunar New Year.
Particularly, from January 14 to 20, supermarkets will open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; from January 21 to 23, they will open from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.; and on January 24, they will open from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Many supermarkets will reopen from 8 a.m on January 26. From January 26 to 29, they will open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; from January 30, all supermarkets will resume operation as usual. A few supermarkets, such as Lotte Mart in Ho Chi Minh City, will not close during Tet holidays.

As for traditional markets, the market management boards said that they will ask for the permission of the People’s Committee of districts to allow traders to extend trading hours to 6-7 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. and after January 17, traders in the covered markets to open to 9 p.m. According to the current regulations, the markets will close before 12 p.m. on January 24 for cleaning.

By Thu Que – Translated by Gia Bao

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