Philippine Retailing Newsletter 2016

DTI taps major retailers for MSME development PAGE 3 ABS-CBN opening first experience store PAGE 5 The Philippines: A rising star in Asian retailing PAGE 7 Retail Giants, Industry Players gather for 23rd NRCE The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) recently organized the biggest and longest running retail industry event in the country at the SMX Convention Center Manila. The National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo (NRCE) - the PRA’s flagship program - is a two-day event that was attended by retail owners, CEOs, top level executives, exhibitors, VIPs and New PRA board of directors elected for term 2016-2018 Santos is the new PRA president With the recent national elections, the PRA also recently welcomed a new board of directors for the term 20162018 during its 2nd Quarter General Membership meeting held at Novotel Hotels & Resorts in Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City. This year’s board consists of 14 reelected directors and a new addition in the person of Goldilocks’ Chairman Freddie Go. The 15 directors industry stakeholders all over the country. The annual NRCE has been the platform for bringing together the key movers and shakers of retail and its allied industries. For more than 20 years, the two-day conference and exhibit has served as the venue for productive networking with the latest updates and developments in the local and international retail scene. It has established itself as an institution for discussing issues Continued to Page 2 are Blim’s Lifestyle Group’s Samie Lim, Central Books’ Ma. Alegria S. Limjoco, Cinderella’s Arthur G. Coronel, CMG Retail Inc.’s Chan Kok Bin, Federation of Asia Pacific Retailers Associations (FAPRA) Chairman Lorenzo C. Formoso, Goldilocks’ Freddie Go, Mercury Drug’s Vivian Que Azcona, Penshoppe’s Bernie H. Liu, Picture City’s Paul A. Santos, Robinsons Malls’ Frederick D. Go, Shopwise’s Bienvenido V. Tantoco III, SM Retail Inc.’s Jorge T. Mendiola, Sportshouse’s Mars C. Chua, Toby’s Continued to Page 3