Modern retail chains have been competing with traditional markets for 10 years. Despite powerful financial capability, they still have not been able to defeat traditional markets.
No emergency measures to deal with the health crisis by Central Group can balance out a compulsory temporary closure.
Several supermarkets in Hanoi have run out of food as local people rush to stockpile products amid rising fear of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Sources of essential goods sold at supermarkets are still abundant and the prices of these items are still stable after the Lunar New Year holiday, the Domestic Market Department noted on February 5.
The national steering committee on food safety has set up six inspection teams to check food safety and hygiene for the coming Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
Mobile vending vans that sell food early in the morning and groceries that provide vegetables and fruits have joined the retail market and become rivals of convenience stores.
Although there is no common formula suitable to all countries, Vietnam still needs to exploit the support and experience of many countries around the world to successfully implement a program on controlling ocean plastic waste, experts say.