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Bus transformed into mini-supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City

Bus transformed into mini-supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City

Monday, August 09, 2021, 12:04 GMT+7
Bus transformed into mini-supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City
A bus is turned into a mobile mini-supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A bus has been turned into a mobile mini-supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City to provide another source of groceries for local residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The mini-supermarket model is operated by Grove Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Store Chain and the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.

The bus is parked at one specific location each day and is often situated far away from regular markets and supermarkets.

The mobile mini-supermarket parks on Chuong Duong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, August 7, 2021. Photo: Kim Ut / Tuoi Tre

The mobile mini-supermarket bus is parked on Chuong Duong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, August 7, 2021. Photo: Kim Ut / Tuoi Tre

Open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, it offers fresh meat, vegetables, fruits, and other essential products.

According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters on Saturday, the bus was parked at 33 Chuong Duong Street in Linh Chieu Ward, Thu Duc City.

The mobile supermarket provided more than 100 kilograms of meat and 400 kilograms of fruits and veggies to local residents in the morning.

A woman browses for fruits at the mobile mini-supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A woman browses for fruits at the mobile mini-supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Thi Ngoan, who resides in Thu Duc, said she was surprised that the products were fresh and sold at very reasonable prices.

A representative from Grove Fresh stated that only two to three customers are allowed to shop at the mini-supermarket at a time to ensure safety.

The mobile mini-supermarket parks on Chuong Duong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, August 7, 2021. Photo: Kim Ut / Tuoi Tre

The mobile mini-supermarket bus is parked on Chuong Duong Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, August 7, 2021. Photo: Kim Ut / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers are directed to enter at one door and exit at the other, he continued, adding that a disinfection light is also equipped at the entrance.

All seats on the bus were removed to make way for the shelves and products, the representative said.

Grove Fresh provides 30 coupons, each worth VND300,000 (US$13), to poor residents each day.

Products are loaded onto the mobile mini-supermarket. Photo: Kim Ut / Tuoi Tre

Products are loaded onto the mobile mini-supermarket bus. Photo: Kim Ut / Tuoi Tre

An employee disinfects the shelves after customers exit the mobile mini-supermarket. Photo: Kim Ut / Tuoi Tre

An employee disinfects the shelves after customers exit the mobile mini-supermarket bus. Photo: Kim Ut / Tuoi Tre

A customer exits the mobile mini-supermarket. Photo: Kim Ut / Tuoi Tre

A customer exits the mobile mini-supermarket bus. Photo: Kim Ut / Tuoi Tre

A customer poses with a product she just bought at the mobile mini-supermarket. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A customer poses with a product she has just bought at the mobile mini-supermarket. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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