Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Beer is often a best seller during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival but many retailers have been forced to lower their prices to encourage customers to buy. Sales of beer have dropped dramatically after the Government's announced a crackdown on drink drivers. Nguyen Van Dinh, owner of a shop selling imported wine and beer in Hang Huong Alley, Hoan Kiem district in Hanoi told Vietnam News: “This time last year, I did not have enough beer to sell. This year, I just sit here waiting for orders.” To encourage customers, Dinh knocks off 15,000 VND for every 24 pack of Saigon Special, offering at 285,000 VND. But despite reducing the prices, Dinh has not seen as many customers as he hoped. He estimates a 70 percent drop compared to previous holiday seasons. He says: “Last Tet, I sold more than 1billion VND worth of beer and wine. This year, I estimate to get about 300 million VND at maximum.” Other retailers in the busy streets of … [Read more...] about Beer sale drops remarkably ahead of Tet
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Other weirdness around TET involves gifts other than money. One time, a high school student of IELTS gave me a massive box of…shampoo. Was he trying to tell me something? Was it an unwanted gift from an insensitive relative? Maybe the kid’s mum thought I was too poor to buy the stuff. At least I was able to save on bathroom goodies that year! … [Read more...] about How lucky is your Tet money?