Philippines news & analysis

08 August 2022
Dairy Farm International reported total revenue of USD 18,511mn, increased by 1%, and operating profit of USD 76mn, decreased by 37%, year-over-year in H1. It should keep improving sales and profitability, especially in food grocery retail, which suffered the most from COVID-19 impacts in the region. Sales normalizing in supermarket   Excluding the sales from non-grocery, associates and j...
16 May 2022
The sustainability initiative is piloted by A.S Watson at the Serpentine Green Shopping Centre Superdrug store in Peterborough, UK. This follows some of the efforts introduced in its Asian stores like the refillable stations and plastic recycling programs. New Greener Stores Global Framework The global framework for sustainable practises introduced by A.S Watson takes a holistic approach ...
14 March 2022
7-Eleven launches 2022 presidential election cups in time for the national elections on 9 May. Special edition cups available across the country The cups come in 22-oz and 12oz sizes for either cold drinks or coffee. They show the names and images of five presidential candidtates: Senator Ping Lacson, Senator Manny Pacquiao, Vice President Leni Robredo, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, and ex-sena...
08 March 2022
While not an official bank holiday, International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries. We feature four ways retailers and suppliers are recognising women and girls in Asia. 1. Hershey Philippines celebrates women through limited edition packaging, strategic partnerships and storytelling to empower women and girls. It collaborated with four women to give honour to their contribution to ...
03 March 2022
Retailers in Asia have been revamping their loyalty programmes in the last year. We review two retailers’ programmes and the key changes they have made. Big C Thailand: Big Card to Big Point Big C Supercentre is rebranding its customer relationship management (CRM) programme to attract more shoppers. According to Big C, having a loyalty programme has become the second most important factor ...
28 January 2022
Like in all regions, COVID has impacted the food and consumer goods landscape in Asia, altering shopping habits, forcing retailers to rethink their strategies and accelerating trends. With omicron and the pandemic continuing to dominate headlines globally, what does this mean for the grocery industry across Asia in 2022? We have pulled out five trends that we believe will continue to evolve at pa...
08 December 2021
Christmas is the most important trading season for retailers in the Philippines. This year, retailers have relied more on virtual events to engage shoppers in a safe way. In Singapore and Malaysia, retailers are encouraging Christmas pre-orders, showing appreciation to frontline workers and sharing photos of their stores through social media. Philippines: first ever Christmas drive-through by ...
15 November 2021
Dairy Farm International has recently announced its results for the third quarter of the year, where its performance continues to be significantly affected by COVID-19. Its year-to-date results are still below the same period in 2020, when it has benefitted from panic buying and government support at the height of the pandemic. Shopper behaviour normalises, making it difficult to match sales su...
29 September 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, has announced a partnership with Plastic Bank in the Philippines to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans.  The Philippines is one of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution Plastic waste is a big problem for the environment. Experts have predicted that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans in the n...
06 September 2021
COVID-19 has caused grocery retailers in Asia to scale up online business to compensate footfall decline in physical stores and enable shoppers to get items quickly, safely and conveniently. We at IGD have quantified growth opportunities, supported by five emerging trends. Growing at a CAGR of 20% between 2020 and 2022 Asia’s online grocery is growing fast. Total value in 2020 is around US$...