As observed by the Daily, the parking lot of Big C Go Vap supermarket was congested due to a large number of customers flocking there to shop. Besides, aisles inside the market were full of shoppers and there were long lines of people queuing at the cashier, as products at the supermarket are discounted by up to 50%.
Similarly, Co.opmart Nguyen Kiem supermarket has also been similarly crowded since last Saturday.
Co.opmart supermarkets are running a promotion program on Vietnamese goods with discounts on as many as 2,000 product lines.
Hoang Anh from Saigon Co.op said that the purchasing power last Saturday and Sunday increased by over 50% compared to normal days and was also higher than other weekends. The consumption of fresh food products rocketed up by 70-80%.
“Such growth partly results from the short holiday when people still stay in the city and spend money. Another reason is attractive promotion programs,” he said.
Although the number of customers at electronics supermarkets is not as crowded as at supermarkets selling essential goods, the situation is still better than before.
Speaking to the Daily on Monday, Dinh Anh Huan, general director of the store chain Dienmay.com, said that the chain’s revenues earned on September 1-2 were higher than those earned in the Reunification Day-May Day holiday and increased by nearly 100% compared to other days.
Laptops, electric rice cookers, electric fans and gas stoves are among products that sell well as students are beginning the new school year, he added.
In related development, the Big Sale Month Fair is taking place at Phu Tho Sports Center in HCMC’s District 11 and is the opening event of the city’s Big Sale Month program which will last one month.
According to the organizers, the fair which will end today consists of 400 booths of apparels, footwear, food, cosmetics, handicrafts and electronics. Customers can enjoy deep discounts or be given gifts when buying products there.
According to a representative of the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade as the organizer, there will be 3,000 venues selling discounted products of over 850 enterprises citywide with discounts of 5-49%, gifts and lucky draws for customers during this month.