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Philippines set to be Asia’s fifth largest retail grocery market

The Philippines will soon be the Asia’s fifth largest retail grocery market, according to data released today.

Puregold Price Club thrives in small-scale retail

Philippine supermarket chain Puregold Price Club expands business with push from small-scale stores.

Corner stores still dominate Asia retail

In Asia retail, the humble corner store is an essential ally to fast-moving consumer goods in the battle for market share and customer loyalty, according to a new report from global performance management company, Nielsen.

Prince Philippines to expand

Hypermart network Prince Philippines says it will open four new stores before the end of this year.

FMCG player to go direct to consumer

A Filipino dairy, beverages and snacks manufacturer is to open a network of retail stores, selling direct to consumers. CavinKare says it will open 50 stores branded Cavin’s Parlours by the end of 2014 serving local shoppers and acting as a supply channel to neighbouring retailers. The move, it says, will take its consumer products closer to customers and help it break into the organised retail sector. Some of the stores will be company owned, the rest franchised. Saud chairman and MD C…

The simple basics for retail success

Recently I conducted market reviews on a number of retail stores and observed that in many there were signs of poor or non-existing retail processes, a lack of disciplines and/or operating knowledge and skills – and in some instances a failure in management leadership. Now this got me to thinking about the basics of retailing and to ask the question “do retailers today understand the basics operating retail for success? The very basic drivers in successful retail are simple: do you know …