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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
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Ministop opens its 500th store in the country

Continuous expansion through franchising is what this convenience store is aiming for the coming years.

Proving its consistency in expansion, Ministop opened its 500th store in the country on March 19, 2015. Located at the Robinsons Magnolia Residences in Quezon City, the newest branch of the convenience store chain will serve mall goers, students, and nearby residents ...

by Press Release  | March 19, 2015 07:00:00
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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

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
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Ministop opens 400th local store

Robinsons Convenience Stores has opened the 400th Ministop branch in the country. The new store is located at the ground floor of Trion Towers condominium in Bonifacio Global City.

Ministop continues to expand its network of 24-hour convenience stores nationwide. On Thursday, February 27, its local operator opened the 400th location of the brand in the country. The newest Ministop store is strategically nestled at the ground floor of residential condominium ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 03, 2014 08:30:00