Supermarkets launch sale season

Supermarkets around the country have launched promotions to attract customers during the New Year holiday.

Co.opmart and Co.opXtra supermarkets are offering discounts of up to 50% on thousands of items like household utensils, cosmetics, fashion products, and dried and fresh foods from today through January 10 for the New Year.

The supermarkets will also gift some 100,000 coupons worth VND150,000 each to customers buying for a certain amount.

Big C supermarket has six promotion programmes running from December 15 to February 7 with discounts of up to 49% on thousands of products, including fresh and processed foods, cosmetics, beverages, and confectionery.

Lotte Mart also has promotion programmes on several products like beer, beverages, and roasted chicken from December 23 to January 4.

On December 31 SC VivoCity will remain open until midnight, with famous fashion, cosmetics, accessories, and electronic brands like Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, The BodyShop, ECCO, Aldo, An Phuoc, and Adidas offering discounts of up to 50 per cent.

After 10pm the three customers with the biggest bills will get a Macbook Air, Ogawa massage mattress, or a VND5 million Co.opXtra voucher.

On New Year night SC VivoCity will have entertainment in the form of a circus, magic show, and concert by stars.

Supermarkets are also offering various kinds of Tet (Lunar New Year) gift hampers to meet the demand from businesses as well as individual customers.

Co.opmart and Co.opXtra have begun to sell 48 different kinds of gift hampers for Tet at prices ranging from VND 69,900 to over VND2 million (US$88.8). Each contains delicious cakes, traditional jams, Yellow Label tea, and other gifts.

In addition, they are offering confectionery products, beverages, sausages, and pork pies in new spring-themed packaging and at reasonable prices.

Big C has 16 kinds of Tet gift hampers at VND65,000-990,000.

Lotte Mart has more than 20 kinds ranging from VND99,000 to VND1.8 million.