But the lockdown also led to an unprecedented exodus of workers from their places of work, to their homes in far-flung villages all over the country. Farmers were still able to go to their fields and pluck onions after the government made it clear that agriculture was an essential service. And a few workers had stayed back to keep the Lasangaon market running. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus lockdown cause food shortages in India?
Goods are transported to and from Cat Lai Port in HCMC. Many local importers have called for port operators and shipping companies to cut storage costs and other fees - PHOTO: THANH HOA HCMC - As hundreds of containers of imported frozen food are stuck at ports, many local importers are calling for port operators and shipping companies to reduce storage costs and other service fees. … [Read more...] about Frozen food importers call for port fee cuts
Its stores have taken measures to safeguard the health of its staff and customers, with cashiers wearing masks, protective glasses and gloves and lines indicating customers should stay at least two metres away from each other when queuing. — VNS … [Read more...] about Co.opmart, Co.opXtra cut prices of pork, other essential items
The group said that, as an enterprise operating in the essential food field, the group’s member company, Tuong An Vegetable Oil Joint Stock Company (TAC), has planned a commodity strategy with a focus on ensuring commodity supply for production, optimising inventory and ensuring sufficient goods to meet consumers’ essential needs at stable prices. … [Read more...] about KIDO Group reports steady sales in oil and frozen businesses
The ministry said the country shipped around 1.7 million tonnes of rice under signed export contracts as of March 31. Therefore, the rice export volume in the future would be 1.5 million tonnes. Meanwhile, the total rice reserves in the next two months before the summer-autumn crop would be 700,000 tonnes. … [Read more...] about MoIT proposes to resume rice exports