Cheaper mandarins selling out this CNY

Bernard Saw

Mandarin oranges are a symbol of gold and given as gifts during Chinese New Year as a way to wish recipients happiness and prosperity. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 10, 2021.

MANDARIN orange wholesalers are running out of stock for the smaller fruit as consumers stay away from the larger, premium ones for Chinese New Year, amid the Covid-19 pandemic and weak economy.

Wholesalers have also cut the usual orders in view of the gloomy climate, anticipating modest consumer spending for the lunar new year that begins on Friday for 15 days.

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