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How Did PH’s First Bird Flu Outbreak Affect Poultry Prices in Metro Manila?

It was like Chicken-all-you-can in some public markets in the metropolis

The Philippines’ first-ever bird flu outbreak triggered a panic reaction among consumers who avoided buying fresh chicken in public markets out of fear they may be contaminated with the potentially fatal disease.The low-end of chicken prices in Metro Manila's public markets fell ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 02, 2017 09:00:00
Startup Tips

4 steps to launch a new product

Testing your product and marketing ideas can go a long in ensuring your new strategy will not blow up in your face.

Small business owner Elmer Santiago runs a factory that manufactures bagoong (anchovy sauce) in the sleepy town of Lingayen, Pangasinan. He does brisk business, especially since his Emars brand is popular with the community as well as tourists from Manila and nearby ...

by Rafael Santos  | August 30, 2013 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Entering an already saturated market

Four tips to penetrate and win in an industry which already has plenty of players.

Once your business has made a good number of loyal following either in your locality or in a particular market segment, the next logical step in your business growth is to grab a bigger slice of the consumer pie by widening your ...

by Rafael Santos  | June 27, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Smart tips on how to manage seasonal highs and lows

The man behind Island Rose, the largest retailer of roses in the country, tells us how they manage demand swings.

At this time of the month, only two things matter: flowers and chocolates. And for Dustin Andaya, the man behind Island Rose, the largest retailer and wholesaler of roses in the country, it’s a yearly event they prepare for very well. “While ...

by Peter Imbong  | February 06, 2012 05:00:00
Business Ideas

DTI monitors markets to ensure fair prices

Stormy weather not an excuse to hike prices

If you are thinking of doing unscrupulous methods to earn the extra buck this week, this is not the time to do it. Even with the threats of the incoming storm, make sure that your weighing scales are tuned properly and the ...

July 26, 2011 08:00:00