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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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WATCH: Tessie Sy Coson and Robina Gokongwei Pe Sing a Duet

The empresses of Philippine business take centerstage

Philippine business empresses Tessie Sy Coson and Robina Gokongwei were persuaded to sing a duet at a birthday dinner in honor of Millet Mananquil, lifestyle editor of the Philippine Star, hosted by Peter and Elena Coyiuto a few nights ago.To the delight of ...

by Yvette Fernandez for TownandCountry.ph  | April 17, 2018 12:00:00
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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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Chinese Tourists Can Now Use WeChat Pay in Robinsons Malls

Robinsons Retail signed a partnership with Asia United Bank to roll out China’s biggest social and payment app

Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI), the operator of the country’s second largest multi-format retailer, has signed a partnership with commercial bank Asia United Bank (AUB) to roll out WeChat Pay as a mode of payment in the various retailers under the Robinsons ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 04, 2018 09:00:00
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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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SM, Robinsons or Puregold: Who's the Biggest Supermarket Chain of Them All?

The answer depends on the year and whether you just look at single firms or the entire group

In August 2017, international grocery market analyst IGD projected that the Philippines will become the fifth largest grocery retail market in Asia by 2021, after China, India, Japan and Indonesia. With grocery retail sales already at Php4.5 trillion in 2016, IGD estimated ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | January 22, 2018 09:00:00
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Robinsons Plans to Triple Supermarkets that Deliver Online Orders by Next Year

Gokongwei group’s retail unit ramps up e-commerce plans as Alibaba, Amazon expand in the region

The retail arm founded by John Gokongwei Jr., the Philippines second biggest billionaire, is ramping up its online presence as global e-commerce giants Alibaba and Amazon jostle for dominance in Southeast Asia.Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI), one of the country’s three largest ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 28, 2017 02:00:00
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Pinoy Kids Need Not Worry: It's Business as Usual for Toys "R" Us

Local franchise holder assures all 34 standalone branches and 44 toy box outlets are open ahead of the holiday season

The Asia Pacific office of the global toy retailer Toys “R” Us assured its business partners and customers that its operations will continue, despite the bankruptcy filing of its US counterpart earlier this week.“The company’s operations outside of the US and Canada, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 20, 2017 06:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 18: Mark Villar accepts DPWH chief offer

The son of Manny and Cynthia Villar says he humbly accepts the offer of President-elect Duterte. Plus, Robinsons Retail buys 51% of The Generics Pharmacy.

All roads lead to Villars?Mark Villar, son of real estate magnate Manuel “Manny” Villar and incumbent Senahas accepted President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to be his public works and highways (DPWH) chief.Related: Duterte names members of incoming CabinetThe newly-reelected Las Piñas representative said ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 18, 2016 08:00:00
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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
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