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(Look) Amid Rising Inflation, Guess Which Expense Item Costs Less This Year?

Officials initially thought the commodity's price index also went up; turned out it was down

It’s not all bad news when it comes to the country’s latest consumer price inflation, which surged to a near-decade high of 6.4 percent in August.Though most of the commodity groups that made up the consumer price index (CPI) went up, led ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 11, 2018 01:00:00
News and Events

Opening a Sari-Sari Store or Market Stall? Read This to Find Out If They're Growing or Shrinking

While various store formats are still expanding, some segments are actually in decline

According to the Philippine Association of Stores and Carinderia Owners, there are an estimated 1.3 million neighborhood or sari-sari stores in the Philippines. They were visited by 94 percent of shoppers, according to market research firm Nielsen in a 2015 study. These ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 10, 2018 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Filipino consumers love freebies

 When it comes to shopping, Filipino consumers would most likely be attracted to buy products that come with free gifts. This is according to a new online study from leading global information and insights provider, Nielsen.The Nielsen survey of more than 29,000 ...

July 02, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Consumer tips for the holidays

Know your rights.

With everyone in a frenzy to buy gifts and prepare for the Christmas festivities, the Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP)  compiled tips for consumers to help them be aware of their basic rights and prevent them from falling victim ...

December 21, 2011 03:00:00
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