JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Quality rumor sends Vietnamese dairy giant Vinamilk’s shares plummeting

Tuesday, December 03, 2019, 16:37 GMT+7
Quality rumor sends Vietnamese dairy giant Vinamilk’s shares plummeting
People shop for dairy products at a supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Dairy group Vinamilk, Vietnam’s second-largest listed company, saw its shares drop 2.63 percent on Monday due to a rumor circulating on social media about the origin of ingredients used in its products.

The rumor surfaced on the Internet in Vietnam last week.

Specifically, some Facebook users claimed that Vinamilk’s milk products are not made from fresh milk as advertised, but from skim milk powder and fat filled milk powder.

The dairy producer made an official announcement on Saturday to dismiss the false information, reassuring consumers about the quality and reliability of its products, the Lao Dong (Labor) newspaper reported.

Vinamilk’s chief marketing officer Phan Minh Tien was quoted by the Vietnamese-language newspaper as saying the company’s infant formula and nutrition powder are made from ingredients imported from the U.S., New Zealand, the European Union, and Japan, in addition to domestically sourced ingredients.

Meanwhile, the company’s fresh milk products are made entirely from fresh cow milk produced at its farms, he added.

Despite the dairy firm’s quick response to the rumor, its stock - coded VNM on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) - fell 2.63 percent, equal to VND3,200 (US$0.14), to VND118,300 ($5.14) per share on Monday.

In total, Vinamilk lost a total of VND5,573 billion ($242.11 million) in market capitalization, which plunged from VND211,577 billion ($9.19 billion) to VND206,004 billion ($8.95 billion).

The VNM shares also led the session’s losses, followed by GAS of state-owned energy firm PetroVietnam Gas, which shed 2.5 percent.

Twenty five out of 30 biggest blue chips, including VNM, were in the red on Monday.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News


Read more




Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news