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U.S. GROUP STUDYING COLD CHAIN IN PHILS. CONSULTS PAGASA
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
U.S. GROUP STUDYING COLD CHAIN IN PHILS. CONSULTS PAGASA U.S. GROUP STUDYING COLD CHAIN IN PHILS. CONSULTS PAGASA PAGASA Pres. STC answered all the questions directed at him regarding Cold Chain in the Philippines from the supermarket operators’ point-of-view.  Consulting him were (from STC’s right to left) World Food Logistics Organization’s Arne J. Martinsen, SIAM Professionals, LLC.’s Pres. Kent Sisson and AGRO Merchants Group’s Bill Vargo.  Seated beside STC is their host> Koldstor Centre Phils.’ Marc Dizon. They were trying to address the country’s  inadequate cold chain facilities from farm to market and looking into the possibility of setting up a whole system of cold chain equipment to ensure the freshness and food safety of fresh produce sold in different markets.  Meeting took place afternoon of 16 August 2016 at the Cucina Cafe of Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas Center.

 
 
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AT THE SENATE
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
On 16 August 2016, STC was invited by the Senate to give a report on the state of the food retail/supermarket industry to the newly-elected Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade & Industry, Sen. Miguel Zubiri (in coat seated alone at head of one end of the discussion table).  Present from the public sector were the DTI Team headed by Sec. Ramon Lopez and Presidential Adviser on the Economy> Joey Concepcion. Also presenting his AVP was Chairman Guillermo “Bill” Luz of the National Competitiveness Council.  From the private sector were Philexport’s Sergio Luis Ortiz, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc.’s VP David Chua, officers of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Phils., the American Chamber of Commerce in the Phils. and the EU Chambers of Commerce & Industry’s Mr. Henry Schumacher, Pres. of the IT & Business Process Assn. Phils. (IBPAP), Federation of Phil. Industries’ Jesus Arranza, Phil. Franchise Assn.’s Pres. Dr. Alan Escalona, CFE & Chairman Emeritus Samie Lim, PRA’s Pres. Atty. Paul Santos and PAGASA’s Pres. Steven T. Cua. Everyone painted an objective yet optimistic picture of the economy based on their industry’s perspective.
 
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AT THE SENATE
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AT THE SENATE
 PUBLIC HEARING ON THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AT THE SENATE
   
 
 
FELLOWSHIP AND EXPOSE ON THE SIDE OF NRCE/PAGASA GENMEET
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Friday, 12 August 2016
FELLOWSHIP AND EXPOSE ON THE SIDE OF NRCE/PAGASA GENMEET FELLOWSHIP AND EXPOSE ON THE SIDE OF NRCE/PAGASA GENMEET On the two days when NRCE and the PAGASA General Meeting were held, a few PAGASA Members decided to visit the 57th Mall of the SM Group> S Maison on J.W. Diokno Blvd under the newly-constructed Conrad Hotel.  This upscale mall just opened on 15 July 2016 and as a result of the scarce human traffic for the moment, is a paradise of a mall when compared to the crowded malls in the metropolis.  After Day 2 of NRCE, STC together with former VP-Roy Chua (Daily Super Market), Treasurer Myke Teodoro (Cavite’s Vela Mart) and Dir. Arjie Lim (Palawan’s Andrew Grocery) went for their caffeine fix at Café Benne on the ground floor of the SMX in MOA.
 
PAGASA DELEGATES AT STORES ASIA 2016
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Thursday, 11 August 2016
PAGASA DELEGATES AT STORES ASIA 2016 PAGASA DELEGATES AT STORES ASIA 2016 Part of the National Retail Conference is an Exhibition Section called Stores Asia.  This year, presenters used pop-up stores to make their exhibits more attractive.  During the two-day exhibit, PAGASA delegates visited this area time and again from 10-11 August 2016 at the SMX at the Mall of Asia. Mober in the pictures is an Uber version of a logistics operation; also, a homonym to Mover.
 
PAGASA DELEGATES ATTEND 23RD NRCE '16
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
On 10-11 August 2016, PAGASA sent a delegation to the 23rd National Retail Conference and Exhibition at the SMX in Pasay City.  President Steven Cua, together with PRA Past-Pres. Mars Chua, was Presenter and Awarder for the Session on Trend Watching given by Singapore’s young trend strategist Ms. Acacia Leroy. She spoke so fast and presented slide after slide so much so that STC mentioned after her talk that if people in the audience did not catch what she was saying or presenting then they do not belong to the sector called millennials!  PAGASA Dir. and Cebu Retailers Association Pres. Robert Go was the Awarder for Mr. Joe Caliro/CEO-Globe Live on his talk on Next-Generation Interactive Retailtainment together with Presentor JJ Sison.  Topics for this year’s Retail Conference were relevant and insightful.
 PAGASA DELEGATES ATTEND 23RD NRCE '16  PAGASA DELEGATES ATTEND 23RD NRCE '16 PAGASA DELEGATES ATTEND 23RD NRCE '16
 
 
3Q GENERAL MEETING FOR PAGASA AT JATUJAK, MOA
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
3Q GENERAL MEETING FOR PAGASA AT JATUJAK, MOA 3Q GENERAL MEETING FOR PAGASA AT JATUJAK, MOA On the eve of 10 August 2016, PAGASA held its third quarter General Meeting at Jatujak Thai Restaurant at the Mall of Asia Complex.  Discussed were issues on Endo Contracts, a more efficient circulation of coins in the economy, retail industrial tours to Tokyo/Osaka and Myanmar aside from many other proposals by parties interested to tie-up with PAGASA. Also discussed were plans for the revival of a Supermarket Show in 2017 as part of PAGASA’s 30th Year Celebration.
 
40TH YEAR OF VIETNAM-PHIL. FRIENDSHIP
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Friday, 15 July 2016
40TH YEAR OF VIETNAM-PHIL. FRIENDSHIP 40TH YEAR OF VIETNAM-PHIL. FRIENDSHIP On 15 July 2016 at the New World Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, the Vietnamese Embassy in the Phils. commemorated the 40th Anniversary of the Viet Nam-Phils. Diplomatic Relations as hosted by H.E. Ambassador Truong Trieu Duong (whom STC had the good fortune of greeting that evening).
 
KANGAROO FROM VIETNAM HOPS INTO PAGASA OFFICE
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
KANGAROO FROM VIETNAM HOPS INTO PAGASA OFFICE On 29 June 2016, one of Vietnam’s premier manufacturers of home and kitchen appliances, Kangaroo, visited the PAGASA Office to inquire about the retail market in the Philippines and possible leads for distributorship of their products in this country.  Seated between STC and Amber Lee (handling Phil. market) is Ms. Tran Thi Que/Dir. for International Business Development of Kangaroo Appliances.
 
PRA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & ELECTIONS 2016
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
 At the newly-constructed Novotel at the Araneta Center, the Philippine Retailers Association held its 2/Q General Membership Meeting-cum-Election of Board Members on 28 June 2016.  Guest Speaker for this gathering was Partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Mary Jade T. Roxas-Divinagracia, CFA and she spoke on the latest findings on consumer behavior.  Among which she says that China is leading the way in online purchases given the growth of ownership of smartphones; 40% of Phil. customers still look for service from sales assistants as the biggest factor in determining choice of store to shop in; talent, stock availability and promo personalization are key retail differentiators; and that today’s consumers look to community mainly for exclusive offers and promos, among many other findings.  The PRA voted for its fresh batch of 16 Board Members from 19 candidates who filed their candidacy to run for the Board this year.
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SERRANO WHITE HOGS FOR THE PHIL. MARKET
Written by Wave Technologies, Inc.   
Thursday, 16 June 2016
SERRANO WHITE HOGS FOR THE PHIL. MARKET Senior Àlvaro Espejo, Consultancy & Training Manager of OPERA Global Business, a consultancy firm doing a global market study for white hog meat of Spain, visited PAGASA’s office on 16 June 2016 to assess the possibility of selling white hog meat to local supermarkets. Aside from supermarkets, they were looking for options as to where to market fine Spanish tapas and white hog meat given the Philippines’ growing market.
 
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