KIDO Group announced that it will start selling its food and beverage (F&B) products online in October amidst the prolonged social distancing.
|The launch of the first Chuk Chuk coffee and milk tea shop was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic |
Tran Le Nguyen, general director of KIDO Group said that the company planned to open the first Chuk Chuk coffee and milk tea shop in June and Chuk Chuk kiosks and trolleys would have been rolled out in July. However, the prolonged social distancing measures have delayed opening plans.
As Ho Chi Minh City has recently resumed takeaway services, KIDO has decided to launch its Chuk Chuk chain online. Besides its inhouse delivery team, the company will also team up food delivery apps to serve customers. The company will sell beverages, milk tea, fresh cakes, and potato chips from next month.
He noted that the new products will help the company increase its revenue and that they will diversify products to reach more customers.
KIDO aims to open 58 Chuk Chuk coffee and milk tea stores in Ho Chi Minh City by the end of 2021. However, expansion plans have been affected by the global health crisis.
Ho Chi Minh City has released another set of requirements for F&B chains to resume operation in the city. Accordingly, they need to ensure that their employees, delivery people, and customers have been vaccinated or tested negative for the coronavirus. F&B outlets also need to be compliant with social distancing regulation. Due to the requirements, many F&B brands remain hesitant to open their chains for diners.