HCMC expands goods distribution to Mekong Delta

09:27 | 09/06/2017 Economy- Society

(VEN) - The Investment and Trade Promotion Center of Ho Chi Minh City (ITPC) considers assisting businesses to increase Vietnamese goods  presence in domestic markets a top priority.

More than 100 businesses in Ho Chi Minh City recently exhibited goods in Ben Tre Province

Expanding presence

More than 100 businesses in Ho Chi Minh City recently exhibited goods, including fertilizers, pesticides, animal feeds, and agricultural materials, biotechnology, machinery, garments, footwear, food and foodstuffs, home appliances, books and stationery, at 150 booths of the ITPC-sponsored 2017 Ho Chi Minh City Goods Week in Ben Tre Province. This is the second time ITPC launched such a program to help city businesses introduce their products and services to consumers in southern provinces, and expand and increase distribution networks.

The ITPC’s Vietnam Exporters Association (VEXA) worked with the Ben Tre Province Department of Industry and Trade to connect city businesses with distributors in Ben Tre.

Tran Quang Minh, manager of the Dien Quang Lamp Joint Stock Company’s booth, said the company has a major distributor in Ben Tre, and company products are found in almost all retail points throughout the province. Dien Quang has brought to Ben Tre different kinds of industrial and home lighting products to meet consumer demand, Minh said.

Provincial consumers have access to products of prestigious domestic businesses, especially those with the “High quality Vietnamese goods” certification, such as the Ben Thanh Rubber Joint Stock Company (BERUBCO), Saigon Food Processing and Animal Breeding Company (Sagrifood), Vietnam Electric Cable Corporation (CADIVI), Dien Quang Lamp Joint Stock Company, and Ho Chi Minh City Book Distribution Corporation (FAHASA).

Fairs and exhibitions

ITPC director, Pham Thiet Hoa, says fairs and exhibitions connect businesses with consumers, develop the domestic market pertaining to the Buy Vietnamese Goods campaign, and strengthen cooperation between provinces and cities nationwide.

Pham Thi Han, deputy director of the Ben Tre Province Department of Industry and Trade, said Ben Tre attaches importance to promoting trade exchange and supply-demand connections with other provinces and cities and has recorded considerable achievements. Ben Tre assisted many businesses from other provinces and cities to find new customers and expand rural markets in the province, she said. Ben Tre businesses worked with partners in Ho Chi Minh City to sell provincial products in and through city-based distribution networks, while city companies set up their distribution networks in Ben Tre.

Thanh Thanh