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Planning to Sell in Manila's Christmas Bazaars? Here's How the Rental Fees Compare

Costs rise the closer it gets to Christmas day and the nearer the venues are to major shopping malls

E-commerce may be the easiest way to set up shop today but many entrepreneurs still prefer selling in physical stores, if only because of the instant feedback one gets from customers and shoppers.And the onset of the long Christmas season in the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 05, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

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
Franchising

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
News and Events

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
News and Events

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
News and Events

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
Business Ideas

He Sold His Luxury Watch Collection to Start His Own Filipino Watch Company

Danilo Villanueva ditched his desk job to fulfill his lifelong dream of creating his own watch brand

Makina has yet to officially make the Mephisto watch available to the public. The company says only 500 pieces will initially be available for this modelMakina is a Filipino watch brand founded by Danilo Villanueva. The former advertising professional remembers the exact ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 20, 2017 10:00:00
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

Avoid buyer’s remorse: 10 smart ways to do big-budget spending

The third part in our ”?"A Php 50,000 question” series

Comparison shopping allows you to compare products offered by different merchants. In essence, when you comparison shop, you’re trying to find the item that will most likely give you the highest possible satisfaction given your budget constraint. It may seem troublesome at ...

by Jennee Grace Rubrico, Dulce Castillo-Morales and Joe Esgerra  | September 16, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

How Uber and Zalora stay ahead

In the age of disruption, business is not all about flashy ideas and inventions

At a time when the next big idea sprouts out of nowhere every day, the early disruptors and poster children of technology startups are on their toes to remain ahead of the pack. And as only less than half of the country’s ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 21, 2016 03:00:00
Run & Grow

How Anne Arcenas-Gonzalez brought Havaianas to the Philippines

Despite lack of business background, she won over management of Havaianas's parent company and grew the premium slippers brand in the country.

FIRST MOVER. Anne Arcenas-Gonzalez, managing director of Terry S.A., Inc., brought premium slippers brand Havaianas to the Philippines in 2003. Photo by Jason Quibilan / Entrepreneur PhilippinesWhen Terry S.A., Inc. became the Philippine distributor of Havaianas in 2003, the company’s warehouse and ...

by Maricris Carlos  | March 27, 2016 05:00:00
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How Dahlia Dy brought South Star Drug from Naga City to nationwide

She started in the family business when she was 10, and moved her way up to become the drugstore chain's president and managing director.

TIGER LADY. “I’m a tiger already; I know my way around,” says Dahlia Dy, managing director of South Star Drug. Photo by Jason Quibilan / Entrepreneur Philippines Nothing much fazes Dahlia Dy anymore when it comes to running the drugstore business her parents started ...

by Maricris Carlos  | March 12, 2016 05:00:00
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
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