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PRA President highlights importance of going global

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Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) President Atty. Paul A. Santos highlighted the importance of the local retail industry in going global during the 2017 1st Quarter General Members’ Meeting (GMM) on March 16, 2017 in Marco Polo Hotel, Pasig City. He shared how the PRA is working for its members for more opportunities to have exposure abroad. Early this year, the ...

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MMDA “Light Trucks” ban in MM to start March 20

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The Metropolitan Manila Development has issued  MMDA Regulation No. 17-001  – Establishing a uniform “Light Trucks” ban in Metropolitan Manila. In a meeting with MMDA with some of the PRA members, it was discussed that a dry run will be conducted on March 15-18, which will be an information drive as well. During the period violators will not yet be ...

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PCAAE names Association Board Member of the Year

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(Source: Businessworld | 23-24 December 2016) The Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE), the “association of associations” in the country, recognized Ma. Alegria “Bing” Sibal-Limjoco, currently the vice-chair of the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) as 2016 PCAAE “Association Board Member of the Year” awardee during its gala dinner and awards night at the PICC recently. The award is ...

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Retail giants, industry players gather for 23rd NRCE

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The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) recently organized the biggest and longest running retail industry event in the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center Manila. The National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo (NRCE) was a two-day event that was attended by thousands of retail delegates, retail owners, CEOs, top level executives, exhibitors, VIPs and industry stakeholders all over the country. ...

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PHL’s Formoso new chairman of Asia-Pacific retail organization

In Photo: Turkish Council of Shopping Centers and Retailers Chairman Mehmet T. Nane (left), CEO of CarrefourSa, outgoing chairman of the Federation of Asia Pacific Retailers Associations (Fapra), formally turned over the Fapra chairmanship to Philippine Retailers Association PRA President Lorenzo “Enchong” C. Formoso (right), COO of Duty Free Philippines, during elaborate rites at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition 2015—the biggest and most important retail industry event in Asia Pacific—which Manila hosted late last year. The Fapra is composed of the acknowledged national retailers group in 18 member-economies—Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. Formoso will be the federation’s steward for the next two years.

(Source: Business Mirror | February 2, 2016) The Philippines now takes the leadership role in charting the development direction of the Federation of Asia Pacific Retailers Associations (FAPRA) in the next two years with the recent assumption of the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) President Lorenzo C. Formoso as chairman of the FAPRA. Formoso, COO of Duty Free Philippines, has assumed the ...

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Manila APRCE lives up to high expectations

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(Source: BusinessMirror | November 3, 2015) Retailers from around the globe who trooped to the 17th Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) in Manila from October 28 to 30 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, went home armed with fresh ideas and valuable insights on how they can further grow their businesses and even expand overseas after learning ...

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President Aquino rebrands PHL as “Asia’s New Darling”

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(Source: Manila Bulletin, Philippine News Agency | Oct. 30, 2015) Upon being elected as the “Salesman-in-Chief” of the Philippines in 2010, President Benigno S. Aquino III has conducted an aggressive marketing campaign to revamp the old brand of the Philippines, from being known as “the Sick Man of Asia” into “Asia’s New Darling.” In his remarks during the 17th Asia ...

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Over 500-man Japanese delegation on hand for Manila APRCE

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(Source: BusinessMirror | October 27, 2015 ) Members of a 500-strong Japanese delegation to the biennial 17th Asia-Pacific Retailers Conference and Exhibition (APRCE) have started arriving in Manila for the biggest and grandest retail-industry event in the region slated from October 28 to 30 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) President Lorenzo ...

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PH eyed as shopping hub

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(Source: The Manila Times, by Voltaire Palaña | October 1, 2015) The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) is teaming up with the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) to turn the country into a shopping hub in the region by reviving the Philippine Shopping Festival. The shopping festival is being held in line with the DOT’s Visit the ...

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DOT, PRA push Phl Shopping Festival

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(Source: The Philippine Star | September 21, 2015) It will be a grand sale in the entire country from Oct. 23 to Nov. 8 this year in what is billed as the “Philippine Shopping Festival 2015” where the country’s major retailers and mall operators will join forces to promote the country as the new Asia-Pacific region’s shopping mecca. The unity ...

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