Philippines news & analysis

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$...
16 August 2021
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty banner of the A.S. Watson Group, has recently launched its Foundation Finder to help customers identify the perfect foundation shade that suits their skin tone.  Growing the foundation market through technology Foundation Finder has been developed as part of A.S. Watson’s strategy to enhance the O+O (Offline plus Online) customer experience.  The reta...
08 July 2021
7-Eeven has opened its 1,000 th and 3,000 th stores in Hong Kong and the Philippines, respectively.  Celebrating 1,000th store in Hong Kong 7-Eleven is celebrating the milestone by inviting customers to play its Instant Win Game. From 30 June to 13 July, customers spending HKD20 (US$2.6) or more can scan the QR code on the receipt and match up the icons in-store. Prizes include 7-Eleven H...
23 June 2021
Pride month is observed across many markets in Asia, although it is not as huge as the celebration in Europe and the Americas.  COVID-19 restrictions have hindered plans to have physical gatherings for Pride month, but the pandemic has not stopped some retailers in Asia to launch virtual campaigns for this occasion. Philippines: Alibaba-owned Lazada recognises the LGBTQIA+ stigma  Man...
16 June 2021
Vaccination to protect against COVID-19 is now more accessible in Asia, but the uptake has been sluggish.  To encourage more people to get the jab, some retailers as well as suppliers from the food and grocery industry are offering discounts and prizes for vaccinated individuals.  Hong Kong: ParknShop, Watsons and Sa Sa offer cash vouchers The CK Group has launched a lottery for Hong Kong r...
02 June 2021
Woolworths private label products are now available in the Philippines, through its partnership with Robinsons Supermarket, as well as its other retail banners The Marketplace and Shopwise. Over 150 Woolworths products in 35 stores and online Woolworths has been exporting products outside of Australia for the past five years, with the Philippines being the latest to have a local partner. M...
24 May 2021
We look inside 7-Eleven’s x Heineken concept store in the Philippines, plus review what the retailer is doing in Singapore, Malaysia, USA and Denmark. Philippines: 7-Eleven x Heineken 7-Eleven Philippines has opened two-storey Heineken concept store in Quezon City. In addition to the typical products found at a 7-Eleven store, it features Heineken-branded posts, shelves and chillers, a walk...