Tag Archives: Rustan’s

The Tantocos: Keeping united while diverse—and out to woo millennials

Rustan’s chair and CEO Zenaida Tantoco (center) with, from left, Rustan Coffee Corp. president Noey Tantoco Lopez, Royal Duty Free merchandising manager Camille Tantoco, Sta. Elena Properties vice president for sales and marketing Katrina Tantoco Lobregat, Rustan’s Flower Shop VP for merchandising Maricar Lopez Tiangco, SSI Group Inc. president Anton Huang, and Rustan’s marketing communications manager Dina Arroyo Tantoco —JOHN PAUL R. AUTOR (lifestyle.inquirer.net)

(inquirer.net | December 17, 2017) It’s really all service-oriented,” says Anton T. Huang, president of SSI Group, a subsidiary of the Rustan’s Group of Companies. “It’s not really creativity of product or merchandising per se, it’s really customer service. And that’s what Rustan’s is all about.” “We’re always fighting,” Zenaida Tantoco, Rustan’s’ chair and CEO, says with a laugh, as ...

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7 Rustan’s Milestones That Changed the Country’s Retail Industry

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(Source: Town and Country | October 4, 2017) The story of how Gliceria “Glecy” Rustia-Tantoco and Bienvenido “Benny” Tantoco, Sr. began selling trinkets collected from their travels all over the world in their living room in San Marcelino has been retold time and again, but it never fails to inspire. Six-and-a-half decades later, that small business has evolved into the ...

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Rustan’s celebrates 65th year in business


(Source: Manila Bulletin | September 17, 2017) Rustan’s, an institution in Philippine luxury retail, kicked off its 65th year in business by inviting friends, loyal patrons, and in-house designers last Thursday evening to a cocktails-cum-fashion show at the company’s flagship store in Makati. For this year’s anniversary, Rustan’s chose blue, the color of royalty, which also symbolizes sapphire, the gem ...

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‘Solid’ profit growth for Dairy Farm International


(Source: Inside Retail Asia | August 4, 2017) Dairy Farm International Holdings had solid profit growth in the first half despite lower sales in its supermarkets and hypermarkets, says chairman Ben Keswick. “While the rest of the year is expected to stay challenging for supermarket and hypermarket activities in Southeast Asia, the group’s other businesses continue to make steady progress.” ...

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Rustan’s Department Store wins global award


(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 12 April 2017) A global award for retail excellence has been won by Rustan’s Department Store. It took the title in the latest IHA Global Innovation Awards (GIA), announced at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. IHA, the global sponsor and organizer of the program, announced 28 winning home and housewares retailers from ...

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Rustan’s supermarkets thrive on imports


(Source: Inside Retail Philippines | 3 March 2017) Sales of imported and exclusive brands helped boost sales of Dairy Farm International’s Rustan’s supermarket operation last year. While the Hong Kong-headquartered company’s two-year-old Philippine acquisition, Rose Pharmacy, also played its part in a solid group performance across Asia. Dairy Farm International CEO Graham Allan said the Philippines recorded a strong year with ...

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Ayala Malls The 30th opens doors


(Source: Inside Retail Philippines | 17 January 2017) Ayala Malls Group, the retail arm of Ayala Land, has opened the P2.5 billion (US$50 million) Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig City. It is the group’s first commercial development near the Ortigas business district, occupying a 2ha site on Meralco Avenue. It adds 28,000 sqm of retail space to the company’s ...

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Rustan’s at Gateway Mall relaunches


(Sources: Inside Retail Philippines | 30 September 2016) A revamped and enlarged Rustan’s at Gateway Mall has been unveiled in Araneta, Cubao, Quezon City. Selfie-ready models, dolled up by Max Factor cosmetics and Sally Hansen nail polish, welcomed guests to the opening event, inviting them to “like, follow, share”. Activities included free makeovers and nail applications by Rustan’s The Beauty ...

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Rustan’s redefines the retail landscape in Cebu

Rustan’s chairman emeritus Bienvenido Tantoco Sr. (center) leads the grand launch of the new Rustan’s Cebu with (from left) Rustan’s president Donnie Tantoco, Rustan’s VP for store planning and expansions Michael Huang, Ayala Corp. president and COO Fernando Zobel, Rustan’s chairman and CEO Nedy Tantoco, Rustan’s board member Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez and SSI Group president Anton Huang.

(Source: The Philippine Star, by Millet Martinez-Manaquil | Aug. 9, 2015) The launch of a new Rustan’s in Ayala Center Cebu last Friday, led by their 94-year-old patriarch Bienvenido Tantoco Sr., is not just about the Tantocos opening their signature elegant department store that redefines retailing in Cebu, acclaimed as the crown jewel of the south. It also signifies the belief ...

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Experts bullish about Rustan’s takeover of Adora


(Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer, by Cheche V. Moral | July 31, 2015) Rustan’s’ acquisition of the department store Adora, which caught many by surprise, could be a win-win situation for subsidiaries of the luxury retail corporation, according to a business analyst. Last May, the Tantoco family, which owns Rustan’s, announced that it was bringing Adora into the fold, an idea ...

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