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Meet Abao, the Tagalog-Speaking Robot Who'll Help You Find Stuff Faster in Supermarkets

A prototype of the service robot is now under development in New Kinpo Group's Batangas factory

Abao the robot greets guests at the NKG manufacturing plant in BatangasGuests making their way through the New Kinpo Group (NKG)’s manufacturing facility in Lipa, Batangas will inevitably come face-to-face with Abao, one of the company’s tech innovations and unofficial mascot.Rolling around ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 19, 2018 11:00:00
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Competition Body Clears Robinsons Retail's Acquisition of Rustan Supercenters

The go-signal comes without conditions unlike some of the recent deals approved by the PCC

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the merger between local retail firms Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI) and Rustan Supercenters Inc. (RSCI), the anti-trust body announced in a Commission Decision released August 16.“[T]he acquisition by Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. of shares ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 17, 2018 05:00:00
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7-Eleven, Robinsons, Puregold or SM: Which Retailer Benefited the Most From TRAIN Law?

Giant store chains enjoy revenue boost in the first half of 2018 thanks to personal income tax cuts

The personal income tax cuts mandated by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law that took effect in January 2018 may have been sizeable but their impact on overall economic growth is anything but.With higher take home pay, workers and employees ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 17, 2018 01:00:00
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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
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76-Year-Old National Book Store Opens Business for Franchising

For an investment fee of Php6.4 million, you can now have your own NBS Express branch

National Book Store Managing Director Xandra Ramos-Padilla announced the news that the company will be open for franchising during a speech at the Philippine Franchising Association's Franchise Asia ConferenceNational Bookstore (NBS), the country's largest chain of books and school supplies store, is ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 18, 2018 08:00:00
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4 Reasons To Attend the 25th National Retail Conference in August

The event organized by the Philippine Retailers Association will be held August 9 and 10 at the SMX Convention Center

The 25th installment of the annual National Retail Conference organized by the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) is taking place on August 9 and 10 at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.With more than 800 major ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 13, 2018 11:00:00
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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
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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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How One Company Changed the Local Shopping Scene

SSI brought brands like MUJI and Zara to Manila. This year, they're celebrating their 30th anniversary

Imagine having to fly out of the country just to shop from brands like Zara, Bershka, MUJI, GAP, Old Navy, and MAC Cosmetics. Or having to ask someone whoâs abroad to get you a Lacoste polo shirt or something from Tommy Hilfiger ...

by Jamie Sanchez for Spot.ph  | June 12, 2018 12:00:00
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PH's First Designer Outlet Mall Will Open Soon Near Tagaytay

Acienda Designer Outlet will house affordable to high-end fashion retail shops as well as bars and restaurants

Artist's rendition of Acienda Designer Outlet Mall, with a 40-meter windmall as main feature The Philippines is getting its first Designer Outlet mall when it opens near Tagaytay City in August this year. Designer Outlet is a chain of retail shops that offer ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 03, 2018 09:00:00
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Small Stores or Supermarkets: Who's Hurting More from the New Tax on Sugary Drinks?

Revealing numbers from a Nielsen study on the effects of the new tax on sweetened beverages

Neighborhood sari-sari stores have been adversely affected by the new tax on sweetened beverages more than bigger supermarkets, according to a report by market analyst Nielsen.In the study, Nielsen revealed that sari-sari stores saw larger declines in sales volume for different kinds ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 20, 2018 10:00:00
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Can Robinsons Retail Stem Rustan's Supermarket’s Losses and Turn it Around?

RSCI has been suffering losses since 2012 when half of the company was sold to Dairy Farm

On March 23, Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI), the country’s second-largest multi-format retailer, announced an agreement to acquire Rustan’s Supercenters Inc. (RSCI) through a share-swap deal with Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong retail company.Before the transaction, which was valued ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 08, 2018 10:00:00
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Robinsons Retail Acquires Rustan’s Supermarkets, Shopwise in Php18-B Share-Swap Deal

HK-based retailer Dairy Farm to own 18.25% of Gokongwei-owned retail firm in exchange for 100% of Rustans Supercenters Inc.

Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI), the Philippines' second-largest multi-format retailer, acquired full ownership of Rustan’s Supercenters Inc. (RSCI) in a share swap deal with Dairy Farm, an Asian retailer listed at the London Stock Exchange, RRHI said in a disclosure to the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 23, 2018 05:00:00
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