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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
News and Events

FamilyMart Store Network Shrinks Sharply Before It Could Take Off

Despite backing from Ayala Land and Rustan’s Group, the Japanese convenience store isn't growing as expected

Four years after setting up its first store in the country in 2013, the prospects for the Philippine operations of Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart have suddenly turned uncertain.On October 9, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that FamilyMart’s retailing operations in the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 12, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

FamilyMart launches Health and Wellness line of instant meals

FamilyMart shakes up the Philippine retail store industry by going where convenience and healthy food meet.

by Press Release  | March 25, 2015 01:00:00
News and Events

Ministop opens first two stores in Iloilo

Ministop has opened two new locations in Iloilo. This marks the convenience store chain's goal to penetrate more markets in the Visayas region.

Ministop, one of the country’s leading and fastest-growing 24/7 convenience store chains, continues to expand its presence across the country with the opening of its first two stores in Iloilo City---at Robinson’s Place Iloilo and La Paz, Iloilo.The inaugural ceremonies commemorating the ...

by Press Release  | August 29, 2014 03:00:00
Franchising

How to buy your own Ministop store

Are you considering possibly owning and operating one of the Ministop stores in the future? Get to know the procedure on how to buy a franchise of one of the leading convenience stores in the country today.

It was December 2000 when an international convenience store brand arrived in the country. It logically brought balance to the convenience store competition market as it broke the monopoly of a then popular American brand of convenience stores.Almost 14 years later, Ministop ...

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | August 13, 2014 01:05:00
Franchising

Ministop Philippines: A true business partner

Ministop Philippines prefers to call its franchisees \\\'business partners\\\' with whom it shares not only the investment in the business but the risks as well

Ministop Philippines, a chain of 24-hour convenience stores that operate as a grocery and fast food diner combined, has a core business policy that is has given the acronym QSC+A. It stands for "Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Assortment/Availability," five customer service targets ...

by Michelle Cortes  | April 19, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Ties that bind

Ministop Philippines prefers to call its franchisees business partners with whom it shares not only the investment in the business but the risks as well.

Ministop Philippines, a chain of 24-hour convenience stores that operate as a grocery and fast-food diner combined, has a core business policy that it has given the acronym QSC + A. It stands for “Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Assortment/Availability,” five customer service ...

by Michelle Cortes  | May 30, 2012 07:00:00
Startup Tips

3 essential things in a convenience store business

Ministop shares three essentials that a convenience store must always have in stock.

It’s where people rush to for that bottle of oil, or for that bag of chips, and  even for that can of soda.During storms, it’s also where people go to stock up on water, canned goods and batteries. These days, however, even ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | April 22, 2012 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Always open

Over the past 25 years, 7-Eleven has maintained its leadership in the convenience store market with its number of outlets now at 286 nationwide

It’s two o’clock on a hot summer night. You are on your way home from your call center job and you need a quick snack before you go to sleep. You also remember that your supply of hair gel and deodorant is ...

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