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11th Vietnam Int’l Retail tech & Franchise Show underway in HCM City

The 11th Vietnam International Retail Tech and Franchise Show (VIETRF) opened on October 31, gathering 180 franchise brands and 100 technology companies in Ho Chi Minh City.

The participants come from many countries and territories such as the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Indonesia and the Philippines.

They are showcasing products, services and concepts for retail like POS and barcode systems, gate entry solutions, sales order processing and retail store furnishing including display racks, cooling and heating cabinets, carts and packaging machines.

Franchise brands in various fields such as food and beverages, beauty and healthcare, fashion, retail and wholesale, education, training and consultation services, and retail start-ups, are looking for potential franchisees.

The top exhibitors included the Republic of Korea’s GS25, which plans to unveil its franchise concept in Vietnam, Trung Nguyen with its flexible coffee franchise concept E-Coffee, Samsung with its smart display solutions, and TORO with its smart vending machine and Toro wallet.

Organised by Coex Vietnam, Retail and Franchise Asia, and Vinexad, the exhibition is underway at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre until November 2.

Running in conjunction with the VIETRF at the same venue is the Coffee, Tea & Bakery Expo 2019, the most prominent commercial event in the coffee, tea and bakery sectors.

The expo features 80 brands from eight countries and territories displaying a wide range of tea and coffee products and machinery, equipment and materials to make coffee, beverages and sweet foods. Prominent brands among them are Victoria Arduino, Melitta, Nestcafe, VinaCafe, Annam Gourmet and Dotea, among others.

During the expo, the Vietnam Super Barista contest, the International Coffee Roast Master Championship and training sessions for baristas and people working in coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants and hotels, will be held.