Hanoi to activate 2,500 mobile points of sale
Hanoi is ready to activate 2,500 mobile points of sales to meet demand for essential goods after a series of markets and supermarkets had to close because of Covid-19.
Hanoi is ready to activate 2,500 mobile points of sales to meet demand for essential goods of local people.
According to the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, 20 wholesale and wet markets and 52 supermarkets and convenience stores have been closed. To ensure the supply of essential goods, the city has directed businesses to stock more goods. Many goods providers have increased by 50% their reserve compared to normal days.
At the same time, retailers are encouraged to promote online sales via e-commerce platforms, and offer combo sales, shopping services, mobile sales and others.
Retailers have opened selling points in the city, for example VinShop with sales points in 30 districts and towns. The Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade will work with the Hanoi Post to open 472 sales points. The authorities of districts and towns plan to organize sales points, with at least one point in a commune or ward or at least two points for the places with no markets.
There are 8,216 price-stabilizing selling points that have been publicly listed by the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade. The city is ready to activate 2,500 mobile sales points throughout the city.
In HCM City, by August 4, all markets in Thu Duc City, Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Phu Nhuan District, Tan Phu, Hoc Mon District, and Nha Be were closed, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade. The number of operating markets was 33 out of 237. As for the modern distribution system, 6 of 106 supermarkets and 132 of 2,895 convenience stores had closed.
Hanoi may only apply stay-stay-work plans to firms with less than 500 workers to avoid mental problems for workers, pressures on firms and cross virus infection inside workplaces.
The first "VND0 mini supermarket" in Hanoi opened on August 1 in the courtyard of the People's Committee of Duc Thang ward in Bac Tu Liem district,