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Hanoi supermarkets prepare goods for Lunar New Year holiday

Supermarkets, shopping centres and convenience stores in the capital city of Hanoi are gearing up to ensure an adequate supply of essential goods for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

The stockpiled goods has doubled or tripled compared to normal days.

Goods for Tet included pork, fresh vegetables and fruits, rice, confectionery and beverage products. The products are diverse in types and origins, making it easy for customers to choose the ones that suit their needs.

Some big retailers such as GO! BigC, VinMart, Co.op Mart and Hapro Mart have offered discounts on essential items such as pork, chicken and eggs. Supermarkets also organised many promotion programmes with the prices reduced by between 5 and 49 percent for thousands of items for Tet.

Amid complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic that made many people unable to return to their hometown to celebrate Tet, relevant units have proactively prepared many regional specialties such as banh chung (square sticky rice cake) and pickled onions.

Online sales and shipping services are also applied by supermarkets and shops to serve the demand of people.

To create favorable conditions and support prices for consumers, GO! Big C and Tops Market supermarket chains have implemented the price stabilization policy to more than 7,000 essential consumer products and committed not to increase selling prices for more than 10,000 others.

Supermarkets also strengthened pandemic prevention and control regulations to ensure the safety and convenience for consumers during year-end shopping while minimising the crowded gathering of people at the same time./.