HCM City: Retail Purchase Booms in New Year

Retail purchase at Ho Chi Minh City-located supermarkets on the first day of 2008 increased 15-40 percent year-on-year.

The Co.opMart chain saw a 30-40 percent boom in revenues while Vissan’s 23 retail shops enjoy 10 percent increase over ordinary days.

However, the surge in the first day of the new year was foreseen with the commodity quantity prepared 2-3 times higher than usual. As a result, the prices of essential goods such as pork, beef, aquatic products, vegetables, and drinks were kept stable

Source: VNA

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