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Business Ideas

An American in Manila: How a Florida Childhood Led This Home Cook to Celebrity Weddings

Christian Mark Jacobs now uses his skills baking premium cakes for The Naked Patisserie

Christian Mark Jacobs is the founder and proprietor of The Naked Patisserie, a bakeshop that specializes in premium and bespoke cakes for weddings and other special occasionsChristian Mark Jacobs cuts a tall, slender figure, with neatly combed hair and broad shoulders, so he ...

by Jaymes Shrimski  | September 01, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

SM in Talks to Buy Goldilocks Minority Stake Months After Backing Out of Acquisition Deal

The conglomerate is eyeing to buy a 34% stake in the country's largest bakeshop chain

Listed retail and real estate conglomerate SM Investments Corp. is in talks to acquire a 34-percent stake in bakeshop and restaurant chain Goldilocks Bakeshop Inc., according to a report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.“A spokesperson from SM confirmed to the Inquirer that ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 13, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

How A Little Bakery Made Its Way From New York to Manila

A local entrepreneur is betting Filipinos will embrace Magnolia Bakery just as much as New Yorkers do

Magnolia Bakery's bestselling item is its Banana PuddingStewart Ong is such a fan of New York City’s Magnolia Bakery he’d go there “literally every day” when he was visiting the Big Apple. He’d get one of their famous banana pudding and pick ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 11, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Head start: Effective business lessons from a successful bakeshop chain

Be further enlightened about putting up and operating a business through these tips from the president and CEO of Julie's Bakeshop.

In almost every Filipino community, there was the quintessential neighborhood bakeshop until Julie’s Bakeshop came along and raised the standards. Now run by Joseph Gandionco, son of the founder and namesake, the bakeshop continues to grow on the same values that started ...

by Aileen Santos and Carlo P. Mallo  | May 11, 2015 11:00:00

Antz the Bread Factory: Introducing new ways to make and sell bread

This bread company aims to satisfy customers' bread cravings by offering them freshly baked goods through any of their outlets. It is up for franchising.

Sun Business, the enterprise unit of mobile network Sun Cellular, and picked 10 from some of the most promising franchising opportunities in the country. Here is one of those ‘Sun Business Ambassadors.’ Many of us think that bread is best consumed ...

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | July 09, 2014 08:00:00

This business combines fast food and bakeshop in one

Being different is the name of the game for this bakeshop-turned-fast food chain. Antz the Bread Factory aims to provide meals in a more convenient way. It is also a promising franchising opportunity.

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | June 03, 2014 07:00:00
Business Ideas

The 5 essentials of a bakery business

With more than 600 stores nationwide, Julie\\\'s Bakeshop is the now country\\\'s largest bakeshop.

Nearly 30 years after it opened its first store in Cebu City, Julie’s Bakeshop has now reached hundreds of stores nationwide, a remarkable feat for a bakeshop that only started as a neighborhood venture meant to supply the needs of a related ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | July 09, 2012 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Begin a business on a budget (Part 3)

No matter how much capital you have, there’s a business to be had. Is one hundred thousand pesos enough to start a car-wash business? Yes. Is P200,000 good for your own clothing and accessories shop? Check. How about a bakery for 250 ...

February 03, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

4 things to watch for at the World Food Expo

Chef Meg Victorino gives tips to remember when attending a food trade show

In anticipation of the World Food Expo 2011 (WOFEX) happening from August 3 to 6 at the World Trade Center and SMX Convention Center, asked Chef Meg Victorino for tips to remember when attending the largest food trade show in the ...

July 26, 2011 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Renowned pastry chef to conduct seminar at WOFEX

One of the country\\\'s largest trade events, the World Food Expo 2011 (WOFEX) is slated from August 3 to 6

Renowned pastry chef  Ewald Notter will conduct a seminar on August 6 at the SMX Convention Center as part of the featured events during the World Food Expo 2011 (WOFEX). This is a great opportunity for those in the food business to meet ...

July 25, 2011 02:00:00