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PH retail companies join global celebration to thank employees

(December 18, 2018) Retail employees get the spotlight on a special day made for them, as their companies join the world wide celebration of the first-ever Retail Employees Day (RED) in the Philippines last December 12. Promoted in the country by the Philippine Retailers Association, RED’s first year has received positive feedback and a good number of participation from members ...

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PRA HR-Committee conducts third year outreach program in CRIBS Foundation

In the mood of sharing and giving this Christmas season,  the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) HR-Committee has conducted its annual outreach program in CRIBS Foundation in Antipolo City last December 7. This is the third year the PRA HR-Committee has been conducting its outreach program to different foundations and beneficiaries. The volunteers spent an afternoon with the children of CRIBS ...

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PRA bags top awards at 2018 “ANG SUSI Awards” — 3 years in a row

(November 29, 2018) The Philippine Retailers Association has successfully capped off 2018 with a double victory at the “ANG SUSI Awards” of the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives, which coincided with the 6th Association Summit on November 23, 2018. PRA Chairman Atty. Paul A. Santos was named the “Board Member of the Year” for his outstanding service as ...

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PRA heads to Vietnam for retail study mission

The PRA has recently concluded its week-long Retail Study Mission last November 6-10 in Hanoi, Vietnam, to learn best practices and explore new markets for expansion in Vietnam. The Philippine delegation was welcomed by the Association of Vietnam Retailers. Participants visited some of the retail stores in Hanoi including Aeon Mall Long Bien, Vietnamese Appliance brand—Kangaroo, Vietshoes-Phong Chau Group, and Big C Thang ...

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PRA Vice Chairman Formoso appointed WRC Ambassador for Asia Pacific

(Source: Manila Bulletin | October 13, 2018) Philippine Retailers Association and Federation of Asia Pacific Retailers (FAPRA) Vice Chairman Lorenzo C. Formoso was recently appointed as World Retail Congress (WRC) Ambassador for Asia Pacific. Vice Chairman Formoso has previously served as President and Chairman of the PRA, and as Chairman of FAPRA from 2015-2017. As FAPRA Chairman, he presided over ...

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PRA President receives IWEC award

(September 18, 2018) Newly-elected Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) President and Wilcon SEVP-COO Rosemarie B. Ong was recently honored with the International Women Entrepreneurial Conference (IWEC) award during the 11th IWEC Annual Conference in Shanghai, China. IWEC is a network of successful women business owners and leaders with proven track records in revenue, employee base, trade, innovation and corporate social responsibility. It ...

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Filipinos went on fewer shopping trips during 1st half: Kantar study

(Source: Business World | September 13, 2018) More than half of Filipinos went on fewer shopping trips to purchase fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) during the first half of 2018 amid rising consumer prices. This is according to a study on shoppers’ behavior by global research firm Kantar Worldpanel, which said that 53% of Filipinos went on fewer shopping trips from ...

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Global retail experts share latest insights on reinventing retail at the 25th NRCE

(August 17, 2018) Over 800 retailers –  CEOs, presidents, top level executives – trooped to the SMX Convention Center for the 25th National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo (NRCE)—the biggest and most relevant gathering of retailers in the country—to listen to the latest insights and updates on retail industry from global and local experts last August 9-10, 2018. Globally-recognized ...

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Tips from successful companies on how best to sell your brand

(Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | August 3, 2018) The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) will be holding its 25th National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo in SMX this August 9-10. We asked some of the PRA officers to update us on retailing trends. Question: The biggest internet-only retailer in the Philippines claims to have 100 million hits a day. What ...

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Wilcon Depot’s Rosemarie B. Ong is the new PRA President

July 6, 2018 The PRA recently welcomed a new set of Board Directors for the term 2018-2020 during its 2nd Quarter General Membership meeting & elections held at EDSA Shangri-La Manila, Mandaluyong City. This term’s Board consists of 14 reelected directors and a new addition to the Board in the person of Bench’s Chairman Ben Chan. The 15 newly elected ...

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