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India tightens e-commerce rules, likely to hit Amazon, Flipkart

(Source: Reuters | December 27, 2018) The Indian government will ban e-commerce companies from selling products from companies in which they have an equity interest as well as prevent them from entering into exclusive agreements with sellers starting February 1. “An entity having equity participation by e-commerce marketplace entity or its group companies, or having control on its inventory by ...

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First Laneige store in Philippines launched

(Source: Inside Retail Philippines | December 14, 2018) South Korean cosmetics giant Amorepacific has opened its first Laneige Philippine store, following the success of its Innisfree opening. The first Laneige Philippines store is launched on December 13 in SM Makati Department Store. Laneige has also launched on the nation’s largest e-commerce channels in the Philippines including Lazada. The upmarket Laneige ...

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Metro Retail Stores Group names new president, COO

(Source: Sunstar | December 19, 2018) Metro Retail Stores Group Inc. (MRSGI) has named Manuel Luis C. Alberto as its new president and chief operating officer (COO). Alberto replaced Arthur Emmanuel, who retired after six years of being at the helm of MRSGI. As MRSGI’s new president and COO, Alberto is bent on pushing for the company’s further development and ...

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SM Hypermarket signs as ‘anchor tenant’ in Tondo mall, developer says

(Source: ABS-CBN News | December 17, 2018) Real estate developer 8990 Holdings Inc. said SM Hypermarket has signed as the lead tenant of its P452-million Deca Mall project in Tondo, Manila. SM Hypermarket will occupy 3,073 square meters of the mall, making it the lead anchor tenant in the project set to open in 2019. Urban Deca Homes Manila is ...

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Senate approves tax amnesty bill

(Source: senate.gov.ph | November 19, 2018) A one-time opportunity to settle tax obligations that would include estate taxes, general taxes and delinquent accounts will soon be granted to those who have failed to pay for taxable year 2017 and prior years. Senate Bill No. 2059, otherwise known as “An act enhancing revenue administration and collection, and broadening the tax base ...

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Southstar Drug gains recognition at the 40th Catholic Mass Media Awards

(Source: Robinsons Retail Holodings Inc | December 3, 2018) Southstar Drug’s “We Care A Little More” Campaign was selected as one of the finalists for best Branded Digital Ads during the 40th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) for its poignant and empathic portrayal of customers. Held last November 14, 2018 at the Star Theater in Pasay City, the CMMA is ...

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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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Ayala opens new mall in Bacolod

(Source: Sunstar.com.ph | December 13, 2018) Ayala Malls Capitol Central along Gatuslao Street, at the back of the Provincial Capitol Building, in Bacolod City has recently opened its doors for Negrenses last December 14, showcasing the best of the city alongside global brands on Friday, December 14. Ayala Malls deputy head Mariana Zobel de Ayala, said that the company’s latest ...

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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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9 ways to impress retail customers with the visually unexpected

(Source: Retail Customer Experience | Here are tips from Retail Customer Experience on how to use visual experience a significant part of your retail store and improve customer experience and ease while shopping:  By: Ron Lutz, EVP and chief client officer, Miller Zell In today’s retail environment, one thing is quite apparent: consumers expect more from their shopping experience. But ...

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