Believing that they are unsafe for health, many people are now reluctant to eat fruit and vegetables.
Garment and textile exports are forecast to exceed the yearly plan by 16% and peak at US$25 billion for 2014, according to the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (VINATEX).
While urban authorities believe that traditional markets should be replaced by shopping malls and supermarkets, many city residents are opposed to the idea.
Participants at an October 3 seminar on retails and investment policies raised their concern over the domination of foreign retailers who, thanks to their advantages in capital and technology, may defeat local ones.
A retail network comprising over 1,000 supermarkets and shopping centres is to be built in Hanoi by 2020 to serve the needs of its citizens, Vice Director of Hanoi's Department of Industry and Trade Tran Thi Phuong Lan has said.
The major players in the instant-coffee market failed to attract public attention with their recent marketing campaigns, but new coffee brands have been able to do this.
While Vietnamese economists have repeatedly sounded the alarm over the expansion of big foreign retail groups in Vietnam, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has kept calm, saying that 70 percent of the products available...
Danang has launched a new advertising campaign touting its new slogan “Danang City – a friendly, safe and hospitable community” aiming to attract more domestic holiday and foreign tourists from traditional markets.
The failure of Metro Cash & Carry, a wholesale brand that achieved resounding success in many countries, except Vietnam, shows that this was not a distribution model suited to Vietnam.
The amount of plastic bags used every year in Vietnam has been increasing rapidly, even though they have been heavily taxed since 2012.