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From Gas Stations to Shipping to Casino Resorts: The Unstoppable Rise of Dennis Uy

At just 43, the Davao entrepreneur known for his close ties to the president has built a business empire worth billions

Starting with oil retail, Davao native Dennis Uy has since built up his business empire to include a logistics company, convenience store chain, hospitality management school and gamingWhen the local oil industry was deregulated in 1998, it paved the way for smaller ...

by Paul John Caña  | May 18, 2018 09:00:00
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Davao Tycoon Dennis Uy Eyes FamilyMart to Complement His Phoenix Petroleum

Acquisition seen to boost Duterte adviser’s 500+ retail gasoline stations

Listed independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines is set to acquire the Philippine arm of Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart, according to a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) last October 30.In the disclosure, Phoenix Petroleum revealed that it had signed ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 30, 2017 04:00:00
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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
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7 bullish Japanese brands in the Philippines

Retail may be an emerging sector in Japanese-Philippine trade, President Benigno Aquino III earlier says.

SECOND VISIT. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived in Manila on Tuesday, January 27 for a 5-day state visit. Japan and the Philippines have been enjoying a healthy trade relationship, and in recent years, more Japanese brands have become part of ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 27, 2016 07:00:00

The 'Starbucks of convenience stores' carves its own niche in the local market

FamilyMart Philippines banks on quality to be the convenience store of choice.

With business process outsourcing (BPO) employees now numbering more than 800,000 and earning an average of P20,000 a month, it’s no wonder convenience store operators jostle to locate near BPO offices. FamilyMart Philippines is no exception. One of the newbies in the ...

by Toni Antiporda  | April 29, 2015 05:00:00
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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