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(LOOK) The Pillars of PH Retailing Who Drove the Industry's Growth in the Last Two Decades

In time for the country's biggest retailing summit, we present a visual overview of the industry's progress in recent years

As the country’s retailers gather for the industry’s main summit for the year – the National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo 2018 at the SMX Convention Center on August 9 and 10 – it may be timely to take a quick ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 09, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

PH's Biggest Retail Event to Examine Reinventing Stores Amid Digital Disruption

National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo 2018 is happening on August 9 and 10

The biggest retail conference in the Philippines is happening on August 9 and 10 at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.Organized by the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), the two-day National Retail Conference and Stores Asia ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 27, 2018 04:00:00
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Online K-Beauty Retailers Feel Pressure From Tougher Customs Procedures on Balikbayan Boxes

Shipments take longer to arrive as informal forwarders freeze operations while waiting for better times

Search for the #kbeautyph hashtag on Instagram and the platform will yield more than 24,000 images, mostly of Korean cosmetic products being sold either for a bargain or in bulk.K-Beauty refers to Korean cosmetics and skincare, one of the largest and most ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 25, 2017 03:00:00
Run & Grow

Redesign your product to spark a price revolution

Here are the 3 ways

 With price-simplifying, price is the strategy. Everything else is tactics – the means to arrive at the target price. Price-simplifying rests on the observation that if you can halve the price, your market will more than double (and may well increase by ...

by Richard Koch  | November 30, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

11 awesome travel gifts you can give to your favorite entrepreneur

Or, if you’re an entrepreneur, write these items on your wish list

Adjusting to different time zones, having to find available outlets at the airport and getting a good night’s rest are all things entrepreneurs deal with when on the road trying to build their company.These stresses can make an entrepreneur’s journey even more ...

by Rose Leadem  | November 24, 2016 11:00:00
News and Events

How National Book Store gets millennials hooked with its new look

Even icons need to reinvent to keep up with the times

More than 70-year-old National Book Store is no exception to the rule of reinvention. From sporting a savvy persona in Instagram through a highly effective image-driven campaign, the bookstore retail legend finally brings the transformation to its branches as well, launching the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 09, 2016 02:00:00
Business Ideas

4 industries undergoing revolutionary changes

Travel, retail, home automation, and yes, ”?"the sleep industry”

No industry ever rests in place, but some clearly move faster than others. If you’ve spent any time studying technology trends and predictions, you may be aware that the following four industries are moving forward at lightning pace. But, do you know why? 1. ...

by Anna Johansson  | September 08, 2016 05:00:00
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Gokongwei-Pe, Coson-Sy on Forbes Power Businesswomen list 2016

Forbes Asia recognizes the changes these female executives have made in the retail business realm.

Two of the most powerful retail heads in the Philippines joined the prestigious Power Businesswomen list 2016 of Forbes Asia, recognizing the remarkable changes these female executives have made in the retail business realm.NewcomerThe fifth annual list had 27 newcomers, including Robinson ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 07, 2016 03:00:00
Run & Grow

AKABA: From a group project to a fast-growing lifestyle company

Learn how this group competes with the kinds of Herschel bag by showcasing PH's loom-weaving industry.

Take a quick trip in campuses around the metro and you would not go home without setting sight on a student wearing a Herschel Supply Co. bag. The Canadian apparel brand, which only started in 2009, has gained a cult following since ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 25, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

3 Binalonan products that you can turn into your own business

Binalonan, Pangasinan has so much more to offer. Check out their major products below for potential business opportunities.

Aside from the aviation industry, Binalonan's ‘University town' vision is also backed by its agricultural produce. With the abundant rice fields in town, residents are into agribusiness, which mainly covers the majority of their livelihood. Such industry opens various business opportunities for ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | March 06, 2015 01:05:00
Business Ideas

Filipino grocery habits

The closer the grocery, the more frequent the shopping trips.

July 10, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Accredited freight forwarders for your business

Atty. Dimagiba urges the public to file a complaint on the non-delivery.

Becoming a retailer is one of the easiest ways to become an entrepreneur. Usually this means reselling products you bought abroad that is not readily available here for a profit. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) tells businesses and particularly the ...

April 18, 2013 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Retail therapy

Ever wonder about what motivates us to buy and spend? These books explain the whys and hows of consumer behavior.

Ever wonder about what motivates us to buy and spend? These books explain the whys and hows of consumer behavior.Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping—Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer and Beyond by Paco Underhill (Simon and Schuster, ...

by Vincent Coscolluela  | November 27, 2012 03:00:00