|Big C supermarket chain has announced that it will increase its operating hours at stores nationwide from Monday to Wednesday this week to meet the increasing shopping demand for the holiday season. — Photo ndh.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — As many as 104 shops and supermarkets will remain open during Tết (Vietnamese Lunar New Year).
Big C supermarket chain has announced that it would increase its operating hours at stores nationwide from Monday to Wednesday this week to meet the increasing shopping demand for the holiday season. Its supermarkets will remain open from 6am to midnight instead of the current 7am to 11pm.
According to Big C, the purchasing power of people has surged, with more demand for food, confectionery and fruits. In fact, the purchasing power has seen the highest rise so far, putting load on its chains, Big C said.
The purchasing power is expected to increase in the last three days of the lunar year, which is why Big C decided to increase its operating hours.
Co.opXtra supermarket in HCM City will also increase its operating time from 6am to midnight. It will remain shut only on the first day of the Lunar New Year, which falls on February 16.
Lotte Mart supermarkets will operate from 7am to 11pm. Some of its supermarkets in HCM City will be open during Tết holiday.
Satra and Satrafoods supermarkets will operate from 6am to midnight from February 12-14.
AEON Mall will also remain open during Tết.
Vincom commercial centres and Vinmart supermarkets will increase the number of staff to ensure smooth delivery of goods and payment.
The municipal Department of Industry and Trade has announced that all supermarkets, shops and markets will reopen on February 19 after the holiday. — VNS