Co.op Mart is offering up-to-45 percent discounts for over 1,000 products until March 11.
BigC supermarket is holding two promotions for 5 to 50 percent off the regular prices of 1,500 of its products from February 27 to March 18.
BigC representative Duong Thi Quynh Trang said this is the seventh year the supermarket has held promotions for cosmetics, fashion and food items to commemorate Women’s Day and bring more diversified choices to consumers.
Only 60 percent of customers are currently shopping for the day compared to the usual number in previous years and it is hoped that these attractive promotions will stimulate sales.
*** Flower growers in Hanoi are facing difficulties due to the long cold spell and high humidity in the northern region.
Flowers are blooming more slowly than in previous years and their quality is not as good.
In Me Linh flower market, flower prices have increased 5-10 percent above those in late February.
This year, 24 karat gold-coated roses are considered a special gift for Women’s Day. Along with jewelry, increasing numbers of young people consider these luxuries more attractive and meaningful gifts, rather than more traditional items such as flowers, chocolate, teddy bears and cosmetics.
Gold-coated roses appeared two years ago and have gained widespread popularity since this year’s Valentine’s Day (February 14).
The biggest gold-coated rose costs VND1.95 million while the smallest about VND1.16 million. Only 100 of the luckiest women will receive those roses, said Nguyen Long, a representative of Thinh Dat International Joint Stock Company.
Gold-coated US$2 note is also considered a good luck symbol and attracts many buyers. It now sells for up to VND300,000 per piece.