(The Philippine Star) | Updated November 7, 2014 – 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Retail Stores Group recently unveiled its newest hypermarket, Super Metro Antipolo, located along P. Oliveros St. in Barangay de la Paz, with a grand opening led by the first lady of Antipolo, Andeng Ynares. Several Antipolo officials, entrepreneurs and personalities attended the opening rites.
Super Metro Antipolo opened its doors to the thousands of Antipoleños who were delighted with this new concept retail store right in their community. Super Metro Antipolo is a one-stop community store carrying products composed of both food and general merchandise. It offers shoppers a wider choice of goods with super finds, super prices and super shopping.
Giving more emphasis on quick and easy shopping and providing access to affordable goods, Super Metro reaches out to more local communities, such as Antipolo, and delivers them with a super selection of food and general merchandise, all in a one-stop shop concept.
Super Metro Antipolo also features ancillary stores to cater to the needs of shoppers. Among the anchor outlets are the company’s very own Suisse Cottage Bakeshop and Metro Pharmacy. Super Metro Antipolo also offers services such as express bills payment centers and the soon-to-be-opened foreign exchange facilities.
But more than just building stores, Super Metro also improves livelihood opportunities and upgrades the lifestyle of communities wherein it operates. Super Metro achieves this by offering the locals employment opportunities as well as giving them solutions to daily basic needs at affordable prices.
Metro Retail Stores Group is currently positioning Super Metro in major cities in the country, as they want to serve more shoppers and more communities. “We selected Antipolo City as one of Super Metro’s locations because Antipolo is a booming city that provides the business community with a favorable investment climate. Antipolo City is very progressive and that gives Super Metro the opportunity to grow even bigger,” stated Metro Retail Stores Group chairman and CEO, Frank S. Gaisano.
Metro boasts of 41 stores nationwide that consist of four multi-store formats – Metro Department Store, Metro Supermarket, Super Metro Hypermarket and Metro Fresh N Easy Convenience Store. To date, there are 11 Super Metro branches nationwide.
Metro Retail Stores Group vice president for corporate affairs Anna Marie Periquet noted that Super Metro is different from other hypermarkets and supermarkets that operate in the city because it is a one-stop community store carrying products composed of both food and general merchandise. “Giving more emphasis on quick and easy shopping and providing access to affordable goods, Super Metro reaches out to more local communities, and delivers them with a super selection of food and general merchandise, all in a one-stop shop concept” Periquet added.
For her part, Antipolo City First Lady Andeng Ynares thanked the management of Metro for choosing the city as it helped the Antipoleños by way of providing local employment.
Super Metro hypermarkets are also located at Bogo Cebu, Talisay City in Negros Occidental, Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu, Mambaling in Basak, Cebu, Anonas Quezon City, Lucena City in Quezon Province, Colon Cebu, Toledo City in Cebu, Maasin Leyte and Naga in Cebu City; and soon-to-open this November in Carcar, Cebu.