(PLO)- Although it is not yet Tet, the prices of some essential food items for Tet have begun to increase.
Receiving notice of price increase from TH True Milk, Ms. Le Toan, owner of a grocery store in Go Vap, Ho Chi Minh City, said that from January 1, 2023 the price of milk will increase due to changes in tax policy. value added (VAT) from the current 8% back to 10%, and applies to all dairy products of the company.
Therefore, Ms. Toan has enlisted to import more than 5 boxes before to get the best price to sell to her customers, because this is a popular item during Tet.
According to Ms. Toan, most of the essential products such as instant noodles, cooking oil, fish sauce, etc. All have announced the price adjustment after January 1, 2023.
“There are some items that will increase in price on New Year’s Eve, while there are also some items that have increased since the beginning of December 2022 such as confectionery and Tet jam, which have increased by 5% compared to the previous one; Some types of beverage, bird’s nest products of Bidrico brand also increased by more than 5% depending on the product. The distributor said the price increased due to the increase in input materials, and the price did not increase further on the occasion of the Tet holiday,” said Ms. Toan.
Meanwhile, Ms. Nguyen Thuong, owner of Thuong Nguyen Mini Market (Nha Trang) also shared that her store has finished importing Tet goods, whereby the prices of some products have started to increase.
“It is normal for products to increase slightly at the end of the year because the purchasing power on this occasion will be higher than on this day of the year, in addition this year from January 1, 2023, the 8% VAT support policy will expire. so the products also compete to increase the price “- Ms. Thuong said.
As a specific example, Ms. Thuong said that the number of items such as cooking oil, which had increased in price during the year, now have new prices after January 1, 2023 such as the price of simply 1 liter type increased from 58,500 VND/liter to 60,000 VND. VND/liter, rice oil simply increased from 64,000 VND/liter to 66,000 VND liter (applicable to agents importing from 2 boxes or more), 1 liter type of phosphate oil increased from 38,600 VND/liter to 40,000 VND/liter, applies to agents importing 8 boxes/time….
However, there are also some items that have had a price change since mid-November such as Pho Cung Dinh Hanoi. “According to the announcement from the distributor, before November 15, the import price will be 210,000 VND / box of 30 packs, but from November 16, the new selling price will be 240,000 boxes,” said Ms. Thuong.
Meanwhile, for the supermarket system, although it has worked with partners for many months, and at the same time increased the supply of Tet goods, it is inevitable that some items will increase in price.
Exchange with PLO, a representative of Emart supermarket admitted that some items had increased in price. For example, because of the high price of sugar, confectionery and jam products also increased sharply by 10% – 25%, and imported nuts also increased slightly by 5%. Along with that, some imported fruits are still in short supply due to the effects of weather as well as labor-reducing production areas such as Gala apples in the US.
However, he also said that the supermarket had planned to discuss with suppliers 4 months ago, so in terms of supplies and prices, basically kept stable.
Most supermarkets in Ho Chi Minh City are implementing great promotions at the end of the year from confectionery, beer, soft drinks… to fresh products to stimulate shopping demand, especially for goods. supermarket’s own label.
Before G, simultaneously proposed to reduce VAT 2% for an additional year