In the context of the widespread application of technology in business and daily life, online food ordering is a growing industry attracting dozens of new players in Vietnam. Ly Le, an office worker in Ho Chi Minh City’s Phu Nhuan District, told Tuoi Tre News that after every lunch break, she and her colleagues discuss whether to order milk tea and other drinks for their afternoon in the office. It is not uncommon for office workers in Vietnamese cities to indulge themselves in snacks and drinks to wet their whistle during the tiring afternoon hours at work. According to Le, each colleague on her team has a different food ordering app on their smartphone for this purpose. “We each check on apps like Now, GrabFood, Lala, and Loship to see which is offering the best discount,” Le said. Tran Anh, another office worker who resides in District 9, said that she used to call food stores directly to order snacks, without knowing shippers' … [Read more...] about Online food ordering services mushroom in Vietnam
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The Tops Market supermarket chain, which has 10 outlets in Bangkok, imports about 500 items from Vietnam, with instant pho and coffee the best selling goods. "Our imports from Vietnam rise about 10 percent a year. Pho has a similar flavor to Thai traditional noodles therefore it is easily accepted. Vietnamese dragon fruits are sweeter than that of Thailand and thus sell well," Pimjai Navanukroh, director of the chain, said at a recent event. A Tops Market outlet in Huai Khwang District to the east of central Bangkok sells 100-200 Vietnamese instant noodles packs and 50 kilograms of Vietnamese dragon fruits a day. "I usually buy Vietnamese foods, especially coffee because of its distinct flavor and reasonable price," said Pumipat Chaisom, a customer at the supermarket. Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai said that the export of agriculture and food products to Thailand has seen positive growth in recent years despite strong competition from domestic … [Read more...] about Customers’ preference helps Vietnamese foods foray deeper into Thai market
This year, about 10 Vietnamese firms attend the event, offering various kinds of products such as coffee, beer, agro-forestry-fishery products, pepper, spices, fruit juice, and cashew nut. The businesses were supported by the Trade Promotion Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to join the fair under the national trade promotion programme. World Food 2019 is the biggest event of its kind in Russia, drawing hundreds of Russian and foreign businesses to sell a wide range of food and beverage products. The opening ceremony attracted nearly 31,000 visitors. The event will run until September 27./. VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnam promotes products at Moscow food fair
HCM City (VNA) – The Asia Food and Beverage Summit and related activities will be held on March 5, 2020 to welcome Vietnam’s ASEAN chairmanship, according to the Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association (VCCA) and the Restaurant Association of Vietnam (RAV). The event will focus on major issues in the food and beverage (F&B) sector, including development trends, effective business models, the standardisation and development of the chain, and the application of technology in the sector. Within the event’ framework, an international exhibition will be held with the participation of more than 30 R&B suppliers from across Asia, a business connection event and a ceremony honouring excellent restaurants. According to RAV President Chu Hong Minh, Vietnam has received Asia’s top culinary destination award in 2019 and a nomination for the top global culinary destination. He noted that the Vietnamese culinary sector has seen progress over the years with higher … [Read more...] about Asia Food and Beverage Summit to promote Vietnamese cuisine
Luong Van Lam My parents recently spent VND12 million ($517) to install cameras inside and outside our family home in the countryside. Dad took a step further by placing a broken one near our chicken coop, just to fake out potential thieves. "We just installed some cameras," Mom told me on the phone while I was at work. "Four of them - inside the house, in the front, out on the street, even at the back," she said. She even sent me the password for a mobile app which would allow me to access the cameras remotely, saying I should check them out once in a while to check the house in case she and Dad were out. "There's only two of you and a few chickens, why spend so much?" I asked. "They bring us peace of mind," Dad replied. "There are so many thieves these days. Our neighbor even has eight cameras." My parents weren't the only ones going paranoid about security and installing cameras. My colleagues, friends and so many people I know have started to buy cameras or other similar … [Read more...] about Security cameras are a rational choice, but are they a solution?