Showing posts from November, 2006

Linawin Natin

PAGASA President Steve Cua goes one-on-one with respected journalist/columnist Jarius Bondoc of The Philippine Star Daily in the weekly show "Linawin Natin" (Let's Clear Up Issues"). Topic for this episode was "Supply and Demand of Basic Necessities and Prime Commodities for the Christmas Season of 2006."

PAGASA 20th Anniversary

Dear Members, We are about to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Christmas Party at the Quezon City Sports Club’s New Air-conditioned Sports Lounge (an improvement in a section of the former Sports Lounge on the ground level beside the children’s playground) on 7 DECEMBER 2006 (Thursday) from 7:00-10:00pm.  The theme for our Party this year will be: “TWO DECADES OF SUPERMARKETS!”  We will have a mini-exhibit of pictures of PAGASA member-stores so we hope you come and join us and tell us the stories behind your store(s). We will try to dispense with the reports this time and have a good time partying and reminiscing the early days of PAGASA (especially for those who have been with the Association since the late 80’s>calling Boy del Mundo, Jimmy Gow, Mina Catungal, George Cua and Johnny Lim). As for our exchange gift portion, we are asking everybody joining us that evening to storm their brains (brainstorm?) and come up with the most exciting, most worthy, best value-for-mon

Supermarket Conference 2006 in Baguio

A delegation from PAGASA joined the Supermarket Conference 2006 in Baguio, North of Manila. This year, the theme of the National Conference is �TAKING THE OFFENSIVE: Unleashing the Power of Teamwork.� It was held from 26-27 October at the very modern and spacious Cultural and Trade Hall inside relaxing Camp John Hay. PAGASA President Steven T. Cua was honored to have been invited to be a speaker at this Conference. He spoke on the topic: �The Retailer as the Brand AND Manufacturer/Supplier Collaboration.� (See speech in this website) Talks ranged from �Retail Trends and Growth Strategies� by A.C. Nielsen�s Mary Margaret Martinez/Associate Director for Retail Service to �The Future Formats in the Philippines-Hypermarkets and the rest of Retail� by NCCC Supermarket�s Marketing Director, the young Tjader Regis. CVC Supermarkets� Carlos Cabochan touched on Private Labels/Store Brands and P&G�s Backy Baquiran tackled In-store Marketing. At one point, Joseph David