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Vietnam’s The Gioi Di Dong scaling down

Despite revenue growth, Vietnam retailer Mobile World has shuttered six The Gioi Di Dong stores.

It closed the outlets last month following one earlier closure with a plan to maintain 1065 stores nationwide. The company says it has decided not to expand its store network to focus on revenue growth, but with the closing spree revenue for The Gioi Di Dong last month dropped 5 per cent from a year earlier to US$126.85 million.

Now The Gioi Di Dong looks set to open only 500 locations by the end of this year instead of the previous goal of 1000 stores, according to chairman Nguyen Duc Tai.

Mobile World is also struggling with its grocery business, Bach Hoa Xanh, which has added only 3 per cent to the company’s profit.

In the first quarter of this year, revenue reached $1.31 billion, up 43 per cent year on year, to produce profit of $45.94 million, up 44 per cent.

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