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Protests, frenzy in US holiday shopping marathon

Wal-Mart protester Karl Hilgert, dressed as Santa Claus, is read his rights by Ontario police department Sgt. Pat Birkett, center, before being arrested for failure to disperse after sitting down with nine other protesters in the middle of an intersection on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Ontario, Calif. A labor group and supporters used the Black Friday shopping period for a demonstration over wages and working conditions at Wal-Mart. The San Bernardino Sun reports that more than 100 demonstrators gathered near the Wal-Mart in Ontario at 6 a.m. (AP Photo/The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Will Lester)

The busiest shopping day of the year in the US drew frenzied crowds, worker protests and a little violence Thursday as the holiday rush toward Christmas began.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Vista Land to intensify expansion in provinces

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The Villar group is scaling up property businesses by building new shopping malls, residential projects and business process outsourcing (BPO) office space across the country.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Filipinos shifting from ‘sari-sari’ stores to supermarkets

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STUART Jamieson, managing director of Nielsen Philippines

It may be too early to pronounce the sari-sari store industry dead, but Filipinos’ shopping habits are definitely changing along with the times and the surging economy.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Latest addition to Robinsons Malls’ growing family of shopping malls

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AL-FRESCO dining restaurants line ‘The Plaza.’

In a big city like Manila, recreational destination number one is a mall. Small wonder that real estate developers have made all manner of malls available in our country, from smaller, strip malls to giant, destination malls.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Macy’s fetes Asian Pacific heritage with Far East Movement shows

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Select Macy’s locations in the U.S. will honor the contributions of Asian-Pacific Americans to American culture and pop music by hosting the platinum-selling Far East Movement (FM) in performances and appearances in six markets across the country in commemoration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Furnishings shopping in Hong Kong

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LOCKHART Road is  the golden mile for hardware, locksets, tiles, bathroom fixtures and finishes, lighting, timber floor and many other materials and fittings.   This strip lies between Canal Road and O’Brien Road, and is accessible by MTR or the tram.

A recent trip to Hong Kong had me exploring all the places that supply building materials and furnishings, places I used to scour some 15 years ago when I lived in this city-state. Between then and today, I’d still visit these places occasionally just to see what was new in the market. Sometimes, these visits were with a client as we looked for items we could not source back in the Philippines.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

More Filipinos now shopping online

More and more Filipinos are beginning to shop online, according to the results of MasterCard’s Online Shopping Behavior Study 2012 in 14 Asia Pacific countries. The survey also shows that the country’s e-commerce potential is expected to grow even more with the emergence of enabling technologies.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

How small malls compete with big malls

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NEW TIONG SAN towers over Burnham Park along Harrison Road in Baguio City. It has branched out into the La Trinidad Valley in Benguet.  RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The Philippines’ shopping mall chains have virtually taken over the provinces, branching toward every urbanizing town or city to offer products that provincial customers used to buy only from Metro Manila stores.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The truth (in buying) shall set you (financially) free

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Photo shows an electric induction cooker. To help you become financially free, find out the truth behind a product, especially when promotion is hyped up.  PHOTO FROM ALIBABA.COM

I have time and again found myself buying stuff that I don’t really need because of sales offers and gimmicks, especially during the Christmas season. What is the best way to avoid unwanted spending?—Heavy holiday season shopper

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Personal Finance | Read More »

Mobile advertising making headway in PH

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Advertising through text messages on mobile phones has a large potential in a country like the Philippines where cell phone penetration is high and the local population is eager to embrace new methods of shopping.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Cyber Monday’ shoppers spent record $1.46 billion

An office worker looks at Cyber Monday specials on the Costo website. AFP/STAN HONDA

Online sales for “Cyber Monday,” the traditional debut for US holiday Web shopping, jumped to $1.465 billion this year, a research firm said Wednesday.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US breaks $1bn in online Black Friday sales for first time

Shoppers pack into the Manhattan Mall during the Black Friday sales on November 23, 2012 in New York City. AFP

US shoppers spent heavily online on the crucial Black Friday shopping day, for the first time topping a billion dollars in online sales in a single day, analysts and retailers said.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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