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Big C signs commercial cooperation contract with suppliers in Bac Kan

Released at: 08:26, 24/11/2019

Big C signs commercial cooperation contract with suppliers in Bac Kan

Photo: Central Retail Vietnam

Nine suppliers in northern province sign agreement with supermarket chain.

by Ngoc Lan

Big C, a member of Central Retail Vietnam, signed a commercial cooperation contract with nine suppliers in northern Bac Kan province on November 22, which will contribute to creating stable livelihoods for 200 farming households, mainly ethnic minorities, in the province.

The cooperation is part of a series of programs organized by Central Retail Vietnam in collaboration with ministries and local authorities to promote, stimulate demand, create added value, and build brands for agricultural products and specialties around Vietnam.

This contract also stems from an MoU signed between Central Retail Vietnam and Bac Kan’s Agricultural Extension Center.

Under the MoU, representatives of Big C and the Center are working together to implement the Community Livelihood Project in the six districts of Na Ri, Cho Don, Ngan Son, Bach Thong, Cho Moi, and Ba Be. More than 200 ethnic minority farmers have been supported in ten groups of cooperatives in selling their products at 17 GO! and Big C supermarkets in the northern region.

The Community Livelihood Project in Bac Kan is the sixth project within the Community Livelihoods Program launched by Central Retail Vietnam in early 2018, joining those in Son Ha district in central Quang Ngai province, Van Ho district in northern Son La province, Binh Dinh province, A Luoi district in central Thua Thien Hue province, and Sapa town in northern Lao Cai province.

A representative from Central Retail Vietnam said the Group wishes to develop sustainably in Vietnam and realize its strategic vision of contributing to the country’s prosperity and improving the lives of Vietnamese people. “Big C and GO! Vietnam, members of Central Retail Vietnam, are ready to accompany small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), farmers, and local agricultural cooperatives in Vietnam by supporting the supply of goods in a modern distribution system and assisting in market development and branding,” the representative added. “We also support the government, by fulfilling our commitment to having 90 per cent of goods at our supermarket chains being of Vietnamese origin.”

Mr. Hoang Van Hung, Deputy Director of the Bac Kan Agricultural Extension Center, said the contract with Big C has a very special meaning. “It will contribute to the development of sustainable supply chains for agricultural products, from production to consumption, thereby gradually stabilizing income sources and improving the lives of farming households, mainly in remote areas of the province,” he added. “Bac Kan province will continue to cooperate with Big C to conduct the program for SMEs to boost the consumption of the province’s specialty agricultural products.”

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