High-end supermarket Finelife on February 3 opened its fourth store named Finelife Supermarket Urban Hill at 51A Nguyễn Văn Linh Street in HCM City’s District 7.
Companies that import fruits and foods expect lower demand during Tết (Lunar New Year) next February due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic and plan to reduce import.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, an agency of the US Department of Agriculture, will send officials to Việt Nam to check the quality of fruits to be exported to the US.
Việt Nam’s fruit sector should focus on gaining trust from domestic consumers before focusing on exports, said deputy general director of the Plant Cultivation Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyễn Như Cường.
With many fruits entering harvest season, large volumes of them have been making their way to HCM City in recent weeks, dragging their prices down.
Chinese enterprises importing Vietnamese fruits to the country must provide information about the origin and quality of such fruits while following import procedures from April 1, 2018.
Many supermarkets are launching attractive promotion programmes in the days ahead of Tết (Lunar New Year) to attract customers. Tết falls on February 16 this year.