The supermarket race to increase the sale of lychee

While exporting is difficult, BigC, MM Mega Market, and Saigon Co.op estimated the numbers of lychee that consume in the supermarket in this year will be more increase than last year.

Exchanging with Zing, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Phuong, Deputy General Director of Central Retail Group in Vietnam said that this unit is expected to consume 1.000 tons Luc Ngan( Bac Giang) lychee at the lychee season of this year.

“Estimating BigC and GO! system will consume about 1.000 tons Luc Ngan lychee, 3 times the volume consumed last year”, Mrs. Phuong said.

On June 6, the group includes 5 container car with 20 feet carrying Luc Ngan lychee that exported to this retail system. Central Retail will export Luc Ngan lychee to Thailand for display and introduce at Tops supermarkets, Central Food Hall (the food retail chain of Central Group).

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The production of lychee in Bac Giang province reach 160.000 tons this year.

In this time, MM Mega Market expected consumption lychee of this year is about 100 tons and focuses on the East market. Currently, this unit has been distributing for more than 1 week.

“MM Mega Market is selling Luc Ngan(Bac Giang) lychee and Thanh Ha(Hai Duong) lychee at 20 supermarkets on the world”, the representative of the supermarket chain said.

Saigon Co.op is trading Luc Ngan lychee and Thanh Ha lychee at 1.000 nationwide points of sale. Besides the supermarket, the consumer can easy to find this fruit at the traditional market or roadside stalls.

On June 6, Prime Minister- Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended and cut the ribbon of the ceremony to export the group of litchi cars for consumption in the domestic and foreign markets. Container convoy carried lychee to consume at Ha Noi, Da Nang, TP.HCM, Dong Nai, China, Japan market…

In 2020, the acreage lychee in the whole Bac Giang province is over 28.000 hectares, the production estimate reaches 160.000 tons, an increase of about 10.000 tons compared with 2019. Early ripening time is from May 10 to June 10, main season litchi will be harvested from June 10 to July 20.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, purchasing lychee of the enterprise, foreign traders are very limited. However, Bac Giang took the initiative to develop plans early, so consumption activities are relatively favorable and prices are stable. From the beginning of the litchi season up to now, the whole province has sold more than 18,000 tons of early litchi, the average price is 25,000 VND / kg.

In this time, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Thanh Ha district, Hai Duong, recorded that the whole district has about 3,500 ha of lychee. In which, litchi early has 1,700 ha, the rest is the main season litchi.

Thanh Ha litchi is harvested from early May to July, main season litchi will be harvested from June. Production of litchi for the whole crop is estimated at 30,000 tons.


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