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Rhea Soco

Rhea Soco

Rhea Soco is an experienced broadcast and print journalist, originally from the Philippines. She covers retail industry news for Inside Retail Asia.

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Metro Retail Stores posts strong profit growth

Metro Retail Stores Group in the Philippines has reported a 21.5-per-cent growth in income to US$20.80 million last year.

Crocs concept store opens in Manila

The first modular Crocs concept store in the Philippines has opened in Estancia Mall, Metro Manila.

Starbucks Philippines shuts down all stores due to COVID-19

Following its temporary closure of stores in Luzon last week, Starbucks Philippines has now extended the shutdown to Visayas and Mindanao.

SM Supermalls, Ayala Malls waive retail rents

SM Supermalls will waive retail rents for all of its tenants nationwide from March 16 to April 14 while Luzon is under “enhanced community quarantine” to fight the coronavirus.

Food chains in Luzon close or reduce operations during quarantine

Several major food chains in Luzon, Philippines, have decided to either temporarily suspend their operations or reduce operating hours after the area was put into “enhanced community quarantine”.

Versace launches on Lotte Premium Mall

Italian luxury fashion brand Versace has officially opened their shop in Lotte Premium Mall in South Korea on Monday.

Metro Manila malls close, with only supermarkets, pharmacies remaining open

After Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced an “enhanced community quarantine” yesterday across Luzon, Metro Manila malls and some stores were temporarily closed to comply with the government’s fight against coronavirus.

MCM Philippines opens first store, at SM Mall of Asia

The first MCM Philippines store has opened its doors, in the giant Mall of Asia complex in Metro Manila.

The Philippines’ Max’s Group posts 17-per-cent profit growth

Max’s Group, which operates restaurants under its own brand name, Yellow Cab Pizza, Krispy Kreme, Jamba Juice and Teriyaki Boy, has boosted net income to $14.43 million last year.

DC Super Heroes Cafe in Manila closes for good

DC Super Heroes Cafe in Manila permanently closed on Thursday, announcing the move on Facebook. But the store will continue to sell merchandise via Facebook.

Starbucks teams with Royal Selangor in merchandise range

Starbucks Malaysia has collaborated with iconic local pewter manufacturer and retailer Royal Selangor to produce a collection of handcrafted merchandise exclusively for coffee lovers in Malaysia.

Pet Lovers Centre flourishes in the Philippines

The Philippines’ Robinsons Retail will open its fifth Pet Lovers Centre (PLC) this year following its strategy of broadening its retail focus beyond fashion.