Tag Archives: food and beverage

Due to heavy traffic, e-commerce in the Philippines is booming

E-commerce And Online Shopping

(Source: Philippine Star | November 17, 2017) Every day, e-commerce grows in the Philippines. Such has been the assertion of Inanc Balci, president, co-founder and community chief executive officer for e-commerce portal Lazada, which claims to be the number one marketplace and the seventh most accessed website in the Philippines. “The Philippines used to be the SMS capital of the ...

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Consumer spending to boost mass market retailers


(Source: Manila Times | November 1, 2017) Strong consumer spending will benefit the mass grocery retail market but value-added services such as online shopping are not expected to gain much ground given logistics and infrastructure hurdles, a research firm said. “Growing consumer spending on food and non-alcoholic drinks, an urbanizing population and the majority of households falling in the low-income ...

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Pioneering Paseo Outlets has more tricks up its sleeve


(Source: inquirer.net | October 3, 2017) Greenfield Development Corporation, the real estate firm behind Greenfield City, envisioned a new city center way back in the 1990s as it observed the metro slowly reaching full development. It saw immense potential in its 400-hectare landholding in the sleepy town of Sta. Rosa, and took a different approach to jump-starting the community—by building ...

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Jollibee partners with Globe Business to expand its express delivery service

(L-R) Jollibee Foods Corporation Business Channels Director Mario Malalis, Jollibee Foods Corporation Vice President for National Business Channels Manjie Yap, Globe Business Senior Vice President Peter Maquera, and Globe Business Cluster Sales Head Robie Reyes display the ‘Hashtag’ hand sign for the #8-7000 Jollibee express delivery partnership. (inquirer.net)

(Source: Inquirer.net | September 28, 2017) Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), the largest fast food chain in the Philippines, recently signed with Globe Business, the enterprise and information and communications technology (ICT) arm of Globe Telecom, to centralize its express delivery service to one convenient number: #8-7000. Over 59 million Globe customers will now be able to call #8-7000 for free ...

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Malls in Philippines unlikely to follow US stores to extinction


(Source: ABS-CBN News | September 25, 2017) Malls in the Philippines are unlikely to be replaced by online channels soon, as millennials seeking to spend on experiences drive demand for restaurant space, a property consultant said. Food and beverage now account for 40 percent of mall space, compared to 60 percent for retail. The sector used to account for just ...

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Bo’s Coffee opening first overseas store

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(Source: Inside Retail Philippines | September 18, 2017) Bo’s Coffee will be taking its Philippine-grown product offshore for the first time with a store in Qatar. With about 80 outlets nationwide, mostly in Mindanao and Visayas, founder Steve Benitez says he plans to establish 200 branches in the next four years. Founded 21 years ago, the company sources most of ...

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Max’s Group’s Sizzlin’ Steak going to UAE

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(Source: Manila Bulletin | September 18, 2017) Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI) is bringing its Sizzlin’ Steak brand of restaurants to the Middle East through a partnership with Kasamar Holdings. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the firm said the partnership will build seven Sizzlin’ Steak outlets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the next five years. “We ...

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Puregold holds 4th KAINdustriya convention


(Source: Manila Bulletin | September 18, 2017) Food entrepreneurs are treated for a two-day event filled with discounts, negosyo packs, business talks, giveaways, fun, games, and entertainment in the 4th KAINdustriya Food Business Convention organized by one of the country’s leading retail company, Puregold Price Club which is slated today until tomorrow (September 19-20) at the World Trade Center, Pasay ...

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Restaurant food retailer to launch new concepts


(Source: Manila Bulletin | September 17, 2017) Pacific Apex Food Ventures Inc., which operates the Vikings luxury buffet restaurant, has announced plans to launch new concepts to boost its existing portfolio of restaurant brands. In a statement, company managing partner Jackson Go said the upcoming brands include Tong Yang Plus (Hotpot and Grill Buffet) and The Alley (Food Hall concept). ...

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Bigg’s Diner plans expansion to Metro Manila


(Source: Inside Retail Philippines | September 7, 2017) Bigg’s Diner, known for serving burgers and Filipino rice meals in Naga and the Bicol region since 1983, plans to open in Metro Manila next year. Business development head Ronaldo Linao says the restaurant group is already looking at three possible sites – one is in Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City, another in ...

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