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Big C opens first store in Delta

Update: July, 11/2012 - 10:30

CAN THO — French supermarket chain Big C opened its 19th outlet in the country on Thursday in Can Tho City.

The outlet in Cai Rang District, the first in the Mekong Delta region, covers more than 6,000sq.m and sells nearly 40,000 items ranging from foods and household utensils to cosmetics, 95 per cent of them locally made. It creates jobs for nearly 500 local employees.

Meanwhile, The HCM City People's Committee and Department of Industry and Trade have added the Big C supermarket chain to the list of enterprises participating in the city's price stabilisation programme.

Until March 31, 2013, pork and a number of goods carrying Big C's own "Wow" label, including fish sauce, cooking oil, rice, processed food and notebooks will be sold under the programme at Big C stores citywide.

Currently, Big C has 19 stores nationwide, with five in HCM City, including Big C An Lac, Big C Hoang Van Thu and Big C Go Vap. — VNS

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