Bad fit before price storm
Many workers cut back on milk consumption, spending on children to save money when commodity prices rise.
After Tet, the company received many orders again, the workers worked overtime every other day, but the whole family became F0, Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong and her husband (who work in the processing section of exports from Tan Thuan, District 7). , Ho Chi Minh City). ) had to take a break from work for about 3 weeks, which reduced his income. Two years into the epidemic, she and her husband have not accumulated anything, but they have also spent less on their savings. They did not return to their hometown for the two Tet celebrations, but they still regularly sent money home to their parents to buy medicine and pay off the house construction debt.
It is worth noting that after Tet, the price of vegetables, eggs and various daily necessities such as cooking gas, oil…everything increased, every time she went to the market, Ms. Huong was reluctant to buy them. Throwing away a product “When I go to the trade fair or the supermarket, I primarily buy the cheapest or reduced products. Drinking milk for children also dares to choose only the cheapest, which is advertised with special offers. The adult mother of two children, a 6-year-old boy, a 3-year-old boy together, considers the price before considering the nutritional composition of the product. “I think it’s good that my kids have milk to drink,” Huong admitted.
The drop in income also explains why Mr. and Mrs. Bui Huu Hoa, who lived in Linh Xuan, Thu Duc, reduced their third-grade son’s snack and milk rations. He worked as a laborer at Linh Trung Export Processing. area and receive the base salary. The salary version remains at the same level, but overtime is halved. Vy, his wife, who repairs old clothes at home, has also experienced a significant drop in income since the outbreak of Covid-19. Every day the couple struggles with a headache as they have the responsibility of supporting the entire family of 5 including his 80 year old parents, himself, his wife and their son.
Before the epidemic, when her children went to school, not a day went by that she didn’t forget to pack biscuits or milk cartons in her school bags as snacks. Now, to save money, he has to cut open the cake and the milk that came with it. “The day before yesterday I suggested that he withdraw the money to buy milk, I am very sorry because my son is old. I also want to buy more milk for my parents, but due to difficulties, everyone is concentrating on meals. That should make up for it,” Vy said.
According to the World Bank in Vietnam, the labor market is quite resilient in the first year of the pandemic but under the direct impact of the fourth outbreak in the nine months of 2021. The country has more than 1.3 million unemployed. Workers 1.3 million workers had to return to their homes due to lack of work and difficult life.
With industries reopening and the economy gradually recovering in the “new normal” period, many workers are still finding it difficult to balance income and expenditure compared to the pre-COVID-19 era.
Data from the Federal Statistical Office also show that the consumer price index rose by 1% in February 2022 compared to January. With high-priced items in the line of daily necessities up 1.87%, such as fresh seafood, 5.25% pork, 5.8% gasoline and oil prices… They are also encouraged by families who are already dealing with more concerns have fight .
To share and alleviate the worries of millions of Vietnamese families and unite with parents to complete adequate nutrition for children, Nutifood has launched the Unite Mothers – Sufficient Milk for Children program, a 40-percent grant % of the product. “Nutifood loves Vietnam” compared to list price. Applicable to hundreds of stores across the country, this grant makes it easier for struggling mothers to access and supplement the nutrients their babies need.
Mr. Tran Bao Minh, Vice President of Nutifood, said of this program, “Together with the community to overcome the stress of the epidemic season, we are concerned that many children have cut their food rations.” Father’s income decline, we are trying practical solutions find to share the burden with the mothers in Vietnam.’
“Nutifood loves Vietnam” is a colostrum milk formula measured by nutritionists from the Swedish Nutrition Research Institute (NNRIS) Nutifood according to the needs and health of children in Vietnam. To help children overcome the seasonal epidemic in a healthy way and maintain good physical condition and intellectual development, the businessmen said.
This specially formulated product contains 25 essential nutrients combined with colostrum known as “golden milk” and contains high levels of IgG antibodies to help babies effectively boost their immune system. The product also helps children to strengthen their resistance (vitamin A, zinc); weight, height (calcium, vitamin K2, vitamin D3); Supporting brain development (vitamins omega 3, omega 6, B1, B6, B12).
The Together with Mothers – Enough Milk for Children program runs from January to the end of June 2022. To help mothers reduce placement costs, Nutifood has been actively working with distributors across the country and the program for unions and companies, export, set up zones etc. industrial park to deliver “Nutifood loves Vietnam” product to customers. In addition, mothers can buy products at a preferential price in the Nutifood Nutrition House shop system or on the website. Shopping online