DTI partners with Metro Retail Stores in support of MSMEs

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By Manila Bulletin

Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc.(MRSGI) has partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and various entrepreneurs and organizations to support their products through a succession of events that celebrate Filipino diversity and spirit of service amid the pandemic.

The company has devoted a selling area in two of its flagship supermarket branches—Metro Market!Market! in Taguig City and Metro Ayala Center Cebu—to feature various home-grown brands and products. This initiative is dubbed as Bayanihang Metro x Go Lokal!

Go Lokal!,a free market access platform for Philippine micro,small,and medium enterprises (MSMEs) initiated by the Department of Trade and Industry in collaboration with selected retail partners, continues to reach a wider market. Since its inception in 2016, the program has partnered with 20 retailers, rolled out 144 stores nationwide, and assisted 788 MSMEs of which 352 became regular suppliers of partner retailers. To date, the program has generated sales over P385million.

MRSGI is among a growing number of GoLokal! Retail partners helping in the promotion of high quality local goods in the mainstream market.

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