18/02/2021 – 10:02
Enterprises, small traders start production, business
In the joyful atmosphere of the first days of the new spring, many businesses and small traders started production and business, they expect a favorable business year.
Most supermarkets and markets have opened, but the purchasing power is not high
Businesses are excited
Vietnam increasingly integrates deeply and broadly, free trade agreements are being implemented, then, businesses seize opportunities to promote production and business activities. Traditional New Year is a long holiday, but after that, most businesses organize production activities right in the first days of the new spring to meet contracts and orders.
Deputy Director of Long An Food Company - Nguyen Minh Viet said, after a long Tet holiday, up to the present, all factories under the company have started to go into operation. In 2021, the company plans to buy about 180,000 tons of rice. It is expected that the amount of goods on the company will be exported to the domestic market about 30%, 70% for export to the world market.
Accordingly, after Tet, farmers will harvest a lot of rice in the Winter-Spring crop until March 2021. This year, in Long An, the Agriculture sector aims to proactively prevent, combat drought, salinity and mitigate natural disasters in the winter-spring crop 2020-2021, it is forecast that the output will increase with less damage due to lack of irrigation water or salinity on rice. According to the plan, the company will give priority to purchasing rice in Long An, especially in areas where production is linked, then it buys to neighboring localities such as Tien Giang and Dong Thap.
Mr. Nguyen Minh Viet happily shared that the output of goods sold by the company increased significantly compared to previous years thanks to the application of new equipment and production lines in 2020, reaching over 161,000 tons. In the domestic market, the company is supported by the Department of Industry and Trade to promote trade in the collective kitchens of the enterprise, so consumption grows well. In addition, the company also exports directly to many traditional markets such as China, Malaysia, Africa, etc. Especially, the company is exploring, promoting a new market is the EU. In the year 2021, the company expects to export more rice to the EU market because this market is sustainable, and the export price is very good.
An Long Food Joint Stock Company (Long Dinh Industrial Cluster - Long Cang, Can Duoc District) specializes in manufacturing, processing and trading, importing and exporting vegetable oil products. Over the past time, the company has launched many vegetable oil products with high nutritional value and competitive prices to meet the increasing demands of consumers. After the Tet holidays, at this time, all officers, workers, employees of the company began to work. According to the representative of the company - Mr. Huynh Huy Hoang, the goal of the company in 2021 is to constantly develop new ideas to diversify products, improve product quality to meet the increasing needs of customers. In addition, the company is also constantly implementing corporate culture, improving living conditions, working conditions, and income for employees, aiming to become one of the leading vegetable oil trading companies in Vietnam.
A hopeful year for small traders
Director of the My Thanh cooperative (Thu Thua district) - Nguyen Quoc Cuong said that members of the cooperative enjoy the springtime but they do not forget farming. Most members start to harvest vegetables on the morning of the second day of the new year to meet the needs of small traders and consumers to consume green vegetables early. The weather is favorable this year, so most of the members have a good season. In particular, recently, cooperatives always research the market, capture the needs of consumers to produce new products such as bean-like pumpkin, bitter melon, apple-like zucchini, etc. With these new products, the cooperative instructs members on cultivation techniques and fertilization so it develops well. Most new products are more profitable than growing traditional products on the same acreage. In 2021, the cooperative will promote dynamism, take the trouble to explore the market to accompany farmers in the production process, achieving high profits.
Supermarkets and convenience stores in the province have reopened to serve the shopping needs of consumers. It was recorded at the markets, the main goods are some fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, tubers and foods. Accordingly, the items sold for less than normal days, vegetables, tubers and fruits have stable prices and tend to decrease compared to before Tet due to more secure supply. In addition, most small businesses at traditional markets have returned to buying and selling goods, but the goods are not as plentiful and diverse as the Tet before.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Ut – a small trader at the market of Ward 1, Tan An city, who sells shrimps and fish, said that after Tet, consumers are less likely to use meat and choose river fish and shrimp for processing eat. Therefore, in the first days of the year, these types are selling well but the quantity sold is not as much as before, the market will end sooner than usual. The selling price of all kinds of shrimp and fish is still not more expensive than normal days, the average shrimp price is 150,000 - 300,000 VND per kilo, depending on type.
In addition to vegetables, fruits, vegetables, shrimp, fish, tofu are also chosen by many consumers. Mrs. Tran Thi Ngoc, living in Ward 4, Tan An City, said that after the Tet holidays, the 6th day of the new year, her family began to prepare ingredients to make tofu. According to Ms. Ngoc, tofu is made from soybeans, is a popular, nutritious and easy-to-eat dish with a low price. Tofu can be processed into many dishes, suitable for vegetarians, especially in January. On average, every day, Ms. Ngoc sells about 150 pieces of tofu, priced at 5,000 VND per piece., Ms. Ngoc shared her expectation in 2021 that the Covid-19 epidemic will be quickly curbed and passed so that businesses can stabilize their production, workers have jobs, stable income and economic development.
According to information from the Department of Industry and Trade, the prices of essential consumer goods are stable due to the guaranteed supply when most supermarkets and markets have opened after Tet. Currently, the supply of goods is plentiful, the price is stable but the purchasing power is not high because people still reserve in the purchase before Tet.
By Mai Huong – Translated by Duc Tam