Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — HCM City’s annual sales promotion month from September until the end of the year is expected to boost retail sales and attract a large number of foreign visitors.
According to the Department of Industry and Trade this year the event is expected to involve 3,000 trade centres, supermarkets, convenience stores and traditional markets and 5,300 business households, a significant increase from last year.
They will organise around 12,000 promotions focused on consumer products, electronics, fashion, foodstuff, cosmetics, telecom services, interior decoration items, tourism services, hotels, and others.
Besides offering discounts, participating establishments will also offer freebies, lucky draws and free samples.
The department said all 24 districts had completed the task of putting up banners to promote the programme.
There are usually many programmes during the annual promotion, including an online promotion week, a promotional month fair at the Phú Thọ Indoor Stadium, the Điểm hẹn Sài Gòn (Saigon meeting place 2017) programme to introduce products made by traditional villages and craft artisans, and several others.
Nguyễn Phương Đông, deputy director of the department, said the promotion month would begin with the Hội tụ hàng Việt (the convergence of Vietnamese goods) event.
To be held for the first time, it will provide Vietnamese companies with an opportunity to showcase quality products that meet export standards.
Over the last 12 years the promotion month has become one of the city’s key trade promotion programmes.
It is also an important part of the city’s “Vietnamese give priority to using Vietnamese products” campaign. — VNS