HCMC – Many retail businesses across Vietnam reopened on February 11, the second day of the Lunar New Year, to meet public shopping needs after closures on the first day.
Prices are expected to stay steady, with only a small uptick in certain fresh produce like fish, beef, and vegetables, according to the Ministry of Finance.
With entertainment venues reopening in major cities, a rise in visitors may lead to higher service costs for parking and dining as businesses seek to cover holiday staffing expenses.
On February 10, most malls, supermarkets, and retail centers were closed nationwide. Exceptions included Aeon Mall and Gigamall in HCMC, which operated from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Convenience stores remain open round the clock as usual.