Update news retail

 Retail, manufacturing sectors slow HCM City economy, Vietnam’s consumer confidence index hike, Farmers want pepper futures trading, Catfish raw material management tightened after US warning

Big M&A deals to be made in 2016

VietNamNet Bridge - Retail is leading the merger and acquisition (M&A) market in the number of M&A deals and value in 2016. 

Vietnamese retail market: early bird will catch the worm

VietNamNet Bridge - Gone is the time when big fish swallow smaller fish. It is now the time when faster fish will eat slower ones, according to Nielsen.

Internet retail set to bolster marketplace

 VietNamNet Bridge – As shopping websites keep expanding, with new shops popping up, competition is getting more exciting, but there is still plenty of room for growth in online retail in Vietnam.

Retail, services sales hit US$110 bln

 The country's total retail sales and services revenue reached US$110 billion, rising 9.8% over the same period last year, or 9.1%, if inflation is excluded.

Japanese firms pick Vietnam for expansion, relocation projects

 VietNamNet Bridge – Most Japanese companies operating in China and Thailand would pick Vietnam if they expand or relocate investments over considerations of labor costs and investment climate, heard a conference in HCMC last Friday.


 Successful real estate transactions sees strong surge in Q1, Quang Binh seeks more investors, BIDV offered US$500 million on-lending grid development project, Retail, service sectors post encouraging growth in Q1

Firms struggle to stay in business

 VietNamNet Bridge – The number of Vietnamese companies that have either been dissolved or have suspended operations in the first 10 months of 2014 increased by 9.3 per cent year-on-year to 54,333.

Smartphones - the future of the retail industry

VietNamNet Bridge – Smartphones, which are helping to connect retailers and consumers, play a very important role in the future development of the retail industry.

Opportunities of second M&A wave

VietNamNet Bridge – The second wave of mergers and acquisitions, forecast for the 2014-2018 period, is expected to be on a larger scale compared to the previous one with total value of successful transactions possibly reaching 20 billion USD.

Vietnamese retailers’ circular firing squad

 VietNamNet Bridge – While foreign retailers have been making big leaps to expand their businesses in Vietnam, domestic retailers have been busy playing tricks on each other to scramble for others’ clients.

Time for supermarket chains

 VietNamNet Bridge – A lot of enterprises in the fields of real estate, finance & banking, consumer goods have suddenly jumped into the retail market.


 VN retail boosted by foreign support; Hi-tech urban complex to bridge border; Auto giants choose to steer clear of national motor show; Mobile users resent huge 3G fee hike

Unfamiliar players to join the retail playing field

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnamese retail market is so attractive that real estate developers and bankers have also decided to join the market.

Retail woes pose investor headache

 VietNamNet Bridge – Struggling retailers forced to close down or cede their business to others in Ha Noi shopping centres have caused difficulties for the investors.

Report says oligopoly exists in 6 business fields

The Competition Administration Department (CAD), an arm of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), which conducted a survey on 10 business fields, has found out that oligopoly exists in six of them.

U.S. shoppers spend billions over Thanksgiving weekend

 A record 247 million U.S. shoppers visited stores and websites over Thanksgiving weekend, up from 226 million last year, according to an industry survey released on Sunday.