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Retail grows 10 per cent for the Philippines’ SM Investments

The Philippines’ SM Investments has achieved 14-per-cent sales growth in the first half year, its retail division up by 10 per cent.

SM Group prepares to take over Harrison Plaza in Manila

SM Group will assume ownership of Manila’s Harrison Plaza complex from the Martel family by next year.

SM Group introduces first in-mall customer service robot

SM Group has employed its first in-mall customer service robot, at SM Megamall.

Alfamart Philippines to open 200 new stores in 2019

Alfamart Philippines plans 200 more stores in 2019.

Philippine malls ‘still landlord’s market’

Philippine mall rents are stable and it is still a landlord’s market, says a report by Pinnacle Real Estate Consulting Services.

Bata Philippines opens at SM Megamall

Partnering with the SM Group, footwear brand Bata Philippines has launched at SM Megamall.

SM Malls proves disaster resiliency makes business sense

SM Malls, which now total 56 in the country, have evolved into sustainable structures that are proving to be valuable and sensible investments.

Alfamart plans 1200 new stores this year

Indonesian convenience store chain Alfamart says it will open 1200 more stores in Indonesia this year and 100 more in the Philippines.

SM Group, Disney seal strategic deal

SM Group is to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia to bring Disney brands closer to Filipinos through mall, retail, entertainment and amusement opportunities. SM Group is to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia to bring Disney brands closer to Filipinos through mall, retail, entertainment and amusement opportunities.

Alfamart Philippines targets 3000 stores

Indonesian c-store operator Alfamart is aiming for up to 3000 Alfamart Philippines stores in its joint venture with SM Group.

SM to expand Savemore network

The Philippines’ SM Retail plans to open 20 more Savemore supermarkets this year after reaching the 100 threshold last year.

Inditex seals deal for Philippines

Thai homewares giant Index Living Mall has signed a Philippines partner as its Asian expansion continues. Index will team up with the Philippines largest retail and mall operator SM Group to run the franchise for the concept for at least five years. Index managing director Kridchanok Patamasatayasonthi told the Bangkok Post newspaper Index chose the Philippines due to its huge market potential. “There’s no furniture or furnishings chain like us in the country, just small local and impor…