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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
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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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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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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
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
Business Ideas

Got no time to join bazaars? This platform may be for you

Digimall is a new online marketplace that increases the reach of traditional merchants

The Christmas season is also bazaar season. This time of the year, bazaar events mushroom practically everywhere, with each claiming to be the biggest, the best, and ultimately, the place to be if one wants serious profit. Of course, it’s not always ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 28, 2016 05:00:00
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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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