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Domestic market of gift baskets for Tet Holiday bustling

Supermarkets and shops are being busy with offering the finest quality merchandise for gift baskets to satisfy all tastes. Co.opmart, Big C, Vinmart, Lotte Mart, Mega Market have been displaying various kinds of gift baskets so that customers can choose it easily.

Retailers predict that purchase power will increase by 20 percent compared to the same period last year and gift baskets from VND500,000 ($21.5) to VND1 million are expected very popular.

Saigon Co.op, which operates the Co.opmart supermarket chain, announced this year, its supermarket chain including Co.opmart, Co.opXtra, Co.op Food are exhibiting gift baskets containing goods with clear origin and high quality.

Moreover, customers can enjoy free delivery if they do online shopping of 38 baskets with fix price.

The Saigon Co.op also announced it has had 12 special gift baskets for workers pricing from VND125,000 to VND299,000 each or fruit gift baskets from VND299,000 to VND1,999,000 each. Additionally, the supermarket chain is also providing free present wrapping for customers.

Saigon Co.opmart Marketing Director Do Quoc Huy said that the chain ensures the quality of gift baskets because goods in each basket are selected carefully with clear indication of origin.

Gift baskets with average price of the supermarket chain are inclusive of cooking oil, refined sugar, seasoning, fish sauce, pork sausage, fragrant rice, soft beverage, instant coffee, confectionery, noodles, and tea whereas medium and deluxe priced baskets have various sweet and cakes, fruit juice, cashew, chestnuts, soft beverage, beef jerky, bird nest water, dried fruit, and cheese.

Fruit baskets include kiwi, blue dragon, mandarin, US apples, US blue and black grapes, grapefruit, custard apple, and mango.

Big C supermarket chain is also introducing to customers an array of more than 30 different kinds of gift baskets which customers can get one depending on their taste. People can get a basket filled with delicious cakes, cookies, processed food, tea and wine whose price fluctuates from tens of thousands of Vietnam dong to below VND2 million.

Furthermore, supermarkets are offering some gift baskets with specialties of each localities. For instance, Big C is offering basket “ Huong vi Tet Viet” ( Flavor of Vietnamese Tet holiday) at the cost of VND450,000 comprising of coffee Long Trieu of the highlands province of Lam Dong, tea Hung Thai of the northern province of Thai Nguyen and dried custard apple of the Mekong delta province of Dong Thap.

One feature of Lotte Mart supermarket’s hampers for the special holiday is that Vietnamese-made commodities account for high percentage of the essential items.

Not only supermarket but also convenience stores and retailers in somewhere in the country have exhibited hampers for the special Tet Holiday. However, people should go to prestigious stores for purchase of gift baskets.

By HAI MIEN – Translated by NHA CA