Retail Trade

IKEA partners with Mober for e-vehicle delivery service

Published by rudy Date posted on December 23, 2021

by Franz Embudo – The Philippine Star, 23 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Swedish furniture and homewares chain IKEA Philippines has partnered with Mober, a Filipino technology-logistics company, for its last mile electric vehicle delivery to reduce carbon emissions.

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Retail spending to remain weak in Asia Pacific

Published by rudy Date posted on October 9, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star, 9 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Retail spending in Asia-Pacific including the Philippines will remain subdued in the near term as consumers are still wary of COVID even as vaccination rates continue to rise, according to a survey conducted by UK-based data and analytics company GlobalData.

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Retail transactions seen 50% online by 2022

Published by rudy Date posted on June 2, 2021

by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), 2 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — At least half of the total retail transactions will be online as early as next year or one year ahead of the 2023 target of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as the regulator continues to ramp up efforts to transform the Philippines…

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Cooler shopping: DTI eases control measures in malls

Published by rudy Date posted on October 23, 2020

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 23 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Control measures enforced at malls and shopping centers were relaxed beginning yesterday to allow more patrons to enjoy their visit, encourage spending and spur economic activity, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.

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Philippines lets malls reopen further while virus deaths rise

Published by rudy Date posted on October 5, 2020

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Gadgets for groceries: COVID-19 sparks Philippines online barter trade

Published by rudy Date posted on October 2, 2020

by Reuters, 2 Oct 2020 MANILA—In the middle of a coronavirus lockdown in the Philippine capital, Grace Lagaday was struggling to breastfeed her newborn without milk storage bottles and nursing pads.

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Japan to convenience stores: ‘please’ solve rift over long hours

Published by rudy Date posted on April 6, 2019

Tokyo lacks authority in labor dispute between companies and franchisees JUNICHI SUGIHARA, Nikkei staff writer, APR 6, 2019 TOKYO — A Japanese cabinet minister urged the nation’s convenience store chains on Friday to resolve the mounting discontent among short-handed franchisees, making the unusual request in the absence of legal authority for the government to intervene.

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Amazon almost killed Best Buy. Then, Best Buy did something completely brilliant

Published by rudy Date posted on March 21, 2019

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The future of retail: 4 trends transforming how we shop

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2018

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SM Prime to set up own online platform

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2018

By Arra B. Francia, Businessmirror, May 2, 2018 SM PRIME Holdings, Inc. will be launching its own online platform within the year, in a bid to capture a slice of the booming e-commerce market.

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Asia’s online shopping boom is making it harder to track inflation

Published by rudy Date posted on March 5, 2018

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Singapore may unveil a tax on online retailers like Amazon and Lazada

Published by rudy Date posted on February 11, 2018

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Amazon Go: The impact on human jobs, retail innovation, Amazon’s bottom line

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2018

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Here comes the future of retail (again) brought to you by tech vendors

Published by rudy Date posted on January 16, 2018

Big data, Internet of things and AI could reinvent physical retail stores. So what’s the hold-up? By Larry Dignan for Between the Lines | Jan 16, 2018 — The future of retail is being pitched by technology vendors looking to overlay artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of things to brick-and-mortar outlets.

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Retail workers feel disruption from shifting shopper habits

Published by rudy Date posted on January 8, 2018

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Retail apocalypse: Women disproportionately impacted by job cuts, report says

Published by rudy Date posted on December 18, 2017

By Thomas Barrabi, Dec 18, 2017 disproportionately felt the effects of the ongoing “retail apocalypse,” as traditional brick-and-mortar retailers cut jobs and close stores amid sagging sales.

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America’s ‘retail apocalypse’ is really just beginning

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2017

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Grocers imagine the store of the future

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2017

By Heather Haddon, Oct 15, 2017 Food retailers are racing to leverage one of the most important weapons in their battle to keep people coming to grocery stores: data. “Data is the new battleground,” says Stuart Aitken, chief executive of 84.51˚, Kroger Co.’s data-analytics unit, whose name derives from the longitude of the division’s Cincinnati…

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Retailers feel pinch of online shopping

Published by rudy Date posted on August 21, 2017

By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star), Aug 21, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The country’s retailers are now feeling the pinch of heightened competition from the once ignored, but now rapidly growing online shopping business, industry players told The Star.

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Saturation point?

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2017

By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star), Aug 4, 2017 Many of us have been wondering when all this mall building frenzy will finally reach its saturation point. At last it is happening. Property consulting firm Colliers reports that vacancy rates are rising amid cutthroat competition in Metro Manila.

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Vacant space troubles malls in Metro Manila

Published by rudy Date posted on May 12, 2017

By: Doris Dumlao-Abadilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 12, 2017 Vacancy rates are rising and rental rates are growing at a slower pace among shopping malls in Metro Manila amid cutthroat competition, according to the latest research by property consulting company Colliers Philippines.

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PH retail industry seen to grow in ASEAN integration

Published by rudy Date posted on March 20, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s retail industry may see a boost once the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional economic integration begins next year.

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How small malls compete with big malls

Published by rudy Date posted on December 22, 2012

The Philippines’ shopping mall chains have virtually taken over the provinces, branching toward every urbanizing town or city to offer products that provincial customers used to buy only from Metro Manila stores.

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Retail sector sees low double-digit growth

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2010

PHILIPPINE retailers are bullish this year, with some eyeing to expand overseas, industry leaders said during the start of a national conference on Wednesday. “We are very optimistic,” Bernie Liu, Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) president, told The Manila Times on the sidelines of the 19th National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo 2010.

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Fragile global recovery seen a risk for franchise businesses

Published by rudy Date posted on July 15, 2010

FRANCHISERS and their prospective investors should tread carefully as the global economic recovery remains fragile and consumers have become harder to please.

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RP improves ranking as retail center

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2010

The Philippines’ market attractiveness to global retailers climbed three notches this year because of the growing outsourcing sector and remittances, according to A.T. Kearney.

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Direct selling businesses see 14% growth as unemployment bites

Published by rudy Date posted on June 18, 2010

CEBU CITY — Direct selling companies face bright growth prospects this year, as unemployment worsens and more employed workers look for additional income to cope with the difficult times.

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Sales of bazaars down 40% this year, but malls survive crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2009

Filipinos continue to shop at large department stores even at the height of the global economic crisis this year, but spent less on cheaper items that can be bought from bazaars, tiangge and other informal retail outlets.

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Non-traditionals keep retail sector afloat

Published by rudy Date posted on September 1, 2009

SPACE occupied by retailers in Metro Maila shopping malls grew on the strength of non-traditional tenants, according to a property research firm.

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Small supermarkets, groceries bullish on sales

Published by rudy Date posted on August 18, 2009

Prices of goods sold in groceries and small supermarkets remain stable, as sales stay strong despite an economic slowdown, according to the Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association Inc. (Pasai).

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