Across Borders: Back-to-back Grand Opening for Wilcon

(L-R) Hocheng Philippines Corporation President Sam Chen, Wilcon Depot EVP and Chief Product Officer Careen Belo, Wilcon Depot EVP and Chief Financial Officer Mark Andrew Belo, Wilcon Depot SEVP and Chief Operating Officer and Philippine Retailers Association President Rosemarie Ong, Multi-awarded Architect and Interior Designer Architect James Jao, Naga City Vice Mayor Hon. Atty. Nelson Legacion, Camarines Sur Vice Governor Hon. Fortunato Ato Peña, Camarines Sur 3rd District Congressman Hon. Gabriel Bordado Jr., Wilcon Depot Founder and Chairman Emeritus William Belo, Wilcon Depot President and CEO Lorraine Belo-Cincochan and LIXIL Water Technology Country Manager Alen Alban

 

LIXIL Water Technology Country Manager Alen Alban, Iloilo City Hon. Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon, Iloilo 1st District Congressman Hon. Jerry Treñas, Wilcon Depot SEVP and Chief Operating Officer and Philippine Retailers Association President Rosemarie Ong, Iloilo Governor Hon. Arthur Defensor Sr., Wilcon Depot President and CEO Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, Alliance Global, Inc. CEO Kevin Tan, Iloilo City Mayor Hon. Jose S. Espinosa III, and Iloilo City Councilors Joshua Allim, Ed Peñaredondo and Candice Tupas

If there is one store that has shaped the home construction retail industry, it’s Wilcon Depot. The country’s leading home improvement and construction supply retailer primed its business succession plan after strategically mapping out a back-to-back store openings located in Southern Luzon and Western Visayas.

The industry leader continues to increase its store footprints as it launched their first home construction retail outlet in the Bicol region at Zone 4 National Highway, Brgy. Del Rosario, Naga City, Camarines Sur on June 29, 2018 and its second retail store in Iloilo City located at G/F Festive Walk Mall, Megaworld Blvd., Mandurriao on June 30, 2018.

Building Big Ideas for Bicolanos

Opening its 44th branch store, Wilcon started the celebration with a motorcade along the nearby barangays of its new operating store. It was joined by Wilcon valued suppliers and industry partners. The opening event continued at the store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Wilcon Founder and Chairman Emeritus William T. Belo, Wilcon President and CEO Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, SEVP-Chief Operating Officer Rosemarie Bosch-Ong, Wilcon EVP-Chief Financial Officer Mark Andrew Belo and Wilcon EVP-Chief Product Officer Careen Belo together with Wilcon’s valued suppliers LIXIL Water Technology Country Manager Alen Alban, HCG President Sam Chen and local government officials Vice Mayor Atty. Nelson Legacion, Congressman Gabriel Bordado Jr., and Vice Governor Fortunato Peña.

More than just being the heart of the Bicol region, Naga City serves as the home of commerce, trade, tourism, religion and education. With the entry of Wilcon Depot in Naga, it can serve not only the people of Naga but also the neighboring cities as well.

Wilcon houses numerous brands to choose from as it carries exclusive top-tier brands like Grohe and Kohler Sanitarywares, Franke Kitchen Systems, Hamden Kitchen appliances, Pozzi Bathroom Solutions, Koller Whirlpool Bathtubs and Shower Enclosures, Ariston Water Heaters, Geberit Monolith Puro, Bull Outdoor Products and Rubi Tile cutter. Spanish tile brands Alcalagres, Grespania, Rocersa, Cifre, Emigres, Keros and Tesany alongside with Italian tile brands Novabell, Energie Ker, Gardenia, Leonardo and Naxos are made available in the Tile Studio inside the store together with Asian tile brands Arte, Sol, Lola, Huanqiu, Verona, Picasso Mosaic, Roman, Mulia, Kia and Basel. Kasch bathroom accessories, Sefa specialty bathroom faucets, bathroom accessories, showerheads and kitchen organizers, Crown and Prussia Kitchen Sink, Electron Generators, Direct Hardware, Truper tools, Alphalux lighting solutions, PTech PVC mouldings, Forest wood products, and Solutherm PPR pipes are displayed in the DIY section of the store.

Being known for providing home improvement supplies and renowned international brands, Wilcon Depot has its full array of extensive and quality home building materials ranging from Tiles, Sanitarywares, Plumbing, Furniture, Home Interior, Building Materials, Hardware, Electrical, Appliances and other DIY items.

The 44th retail store has a total sales area of over 9,000 square meters accommodating thousands of strong and reliable local and international brands in the market, arranged in an organized and clutter-free manner inside an air-conditioned store. By maintaining its uniformity in the interior of its depot store, Wilcon makes its operations efficient to help the customers shop with ease.

Wilcon offers multitude of services that give customers convenient shopping experience like free parking spaces, reliable delivery service, and tile cutting service, among others. They also provide a service that allows customers in creating their desired 3D layout through a computer software with cost estimate and product list made possible in Design Hub section inside the store. Valued customers can also avail their Wilcon Loyalty Card for free and enjoy promo exclusives and offerings.

“Known to be as the heart of Bicol, Naga City is also the region’s top tourist destinations not only because of Peñafrancia Festival, but it is also considered as “maogmang lugar” (happy place) which keeps it a welcoming and vibrant city. Aside from it, Naga City was awarded as the country’s most competitive component city in 2016 and 2017. These are just few reasons why we feel that our expansion here in Naga City is very timely,” said Wilcon SEVP-Chief Operating Officer Rosemarie Ong.

Reliable neighborhood hardware store for Ilonggos

In providing the best value and quality home improvement products in the neighborhood, Wilcon opened a Home Essentials store, a mall-based format retail outlet to provide the needs of the DIYers. Being its 45th retail outlet nationwide, Wilcon Home Essentials offers wide variety of home must-haves including Plumbing, Electrical, Tools and Hardware, Outdoor Living, Paints, Building Materials, Appliances and Housewares.

“After opening our first depot store at Jaro, Iloilo in December 2017, I am looking forward that we can provide more of what we offer here in Iloilo City. Now, as we open a Home Essentials store, more Ilonggos can efficiently renovate and design their homes by providing them a more accessible and convenient way of getting their home improvement needs. Wilcon will stay as the strong and reliable home shopping store for more and more Filipino homeowners and builders across the country,” Wilcon President and CEO Lorraine Belo-Cincochan said.

In fulfilling its mission and commitment, more Filipino homeowners and builders can acquire high quality products and home solutions with the latest innovation and technology features, and at the same time, experience unparalleled services.

With over 40 years of experience in the home improvement and construction supply industry, Wilcon remains to be the country’s most preferred one-stop shop that provides great value and selection for every Filipino home building needs.

Wilcon stands fast to their commitment to have a total of 67 operating stores by 2020, earlier than planned, barring any unexpected external factors. Wilcon is set to open 6 more stores this year located in Zamboanga; Lipa, Batangas; Tayabas, Quezon Province; Davao; GenSan and Puerto Princesa.

Fill up your homes with the right choices of home building and improvement products, and experience superior services from Wilcon. Visit their newest branches in Zone 4 National Highway, Brgy. Del Rosario, Naga City, Camarines Sur, and G/F Festive Walk Mall, Megaworld Blvd., Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

To learn more about Wilcon, log on to www.wilcon.com.ph. You can also follow them at their social media accounts at facebook.com/wilcondepot.ph and instagram.com/wilcondepot.ph.

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LOVE POPCORN BUT ALWAYS TORN BETWEEN TWO FLAVORS?

Here’s how it goes –  you are seriously craving for popcorn and is thinking of something sweet. Then you realize you also want something savory… but you can’t have both so you’re forced to choose just one! Ugh.

Eat your heart out! Now you can have the best of both worlds with Kettle Korn Pop N Mix – the newest store of Kettle Korn that features a wider array of freshly popped popcorn creations. It’s also the first store of Kettle Korn that encourages popcorn lovers to choose and mix different flavors! Inspired by popcorn lovers who can’t stick to just one flavor, you can mix and match any two flavors of your choice! And we’ve prepared a wider selection of flavors to make mixing more enjoyable! Just go ahead and MIXperiment which we describe as “the act of mixing different popcorn flavors to discover maximum enjoyment!” You can choose and combine 2 sweet flavors or 2 savory flavors or have the best of both worlds by mixing sweet and savory flavors! What’s more, we commit to making our popcorn always freshly popped so you can enjoy it at its best!

Kettle Korn has since created best-selling flavors such as Cheese and Sweet N’ Salty which have been strong crowd favorites. Kettle Korn intends to continuously offer something new to excite the market as we have always believed in the limitless possibilities of popcorn.

Pop N Mix introduces its NEW CHEECA Mix which combines Kettle Korn’s Cheese and Salted Caramel Popcorn in one pack. And for those who have been looking for traditional popcorn style, we have a new line of Savory flavors just for you!  Choose among Sour Cream & Chives, Backyard BBQ, White Cheddar, Sea Salt and Melted Butter flavors. If sweet popcorn is your weakness, you can never go wrong with our best glazed selection like Kettle Korn’s famous Cheese and Salted Caramel flavors. Do watch out for MORE flavors and popcorn mixes that will pop out in the next couple of months!

You don’t have to watch a movie to enjoy our popcorn. Just pop by anytime and Mixperiment with your family and friends! The first Kettle Korn Pop N’ Mix  branch recently opened this June at the Ground floor of Greenbelt 1 Makati.

Like and follow us at Facebook and Instagram @kettlekornPH

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DHL Express Opens Outlet at Ayala Malls Serin

(From left) King Labarda (Operations and Marketing Associate Manager, Ayala Malls Serin), Jojo Habana (Head of Commercial, DHL Express Philippines), Jacky Chen (General Manager, Ayala Malls Serin), Nurhayati Abdullah (Country Manager, DHL Express Philippines)

Manila, Philippines: DHL Express, the leading global brand in the logistics industry, is now serving customers in Tagaytay City through its Ayala Malls Serin branch. Country Manager Nurhayati Abdullah and Head of Commercial Jojo Habana formally opened the outlet last May 3, 2018 with the special participation of Ayala Malls Serin General Manager Jacky Chen and Operations and Marketing Associate Manager King Labarda. The outlet accepts express shipping of documents and parcels to over 220 countries and territories.

DHL Express is located at Level 3 of Ayala Malls Serin, Silang Crossing East, Tagaytay City, Cavite.

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Wilcon opens new store in Tacloban city

Wilcon Depot, the country’s leading home improvement and construction supply retailer, marks
business milestone in celebrating its 42nd retail outlet grand opening today in Tacloban City,
Leyte. Photo shows (L-R) Lixil Water Technology Retail Sales & Trade Marketing Director
JORALYN ONG, Mariwasa Siam Ceramics VP for Sales and Marketing JAKKRIT SUWANSILP,
Wilcon Depot President and Chief Executive Officer LORRAINE BELO-CINCOCHAN, Tacloban
City Vice Mayor HON. SAMBO YAOKASIN, Wilcon Depot Founder and Chairman Emeritus
WILLIAM BELO, Tacloban City Mayor HON. CRISTINA G. ROMUALDEZ, Wilcon Depot SEVP
and Chief Operating Officer ROSEMARIE ONG, IDr. Leo Lino Almeria, FPIID, Wilcon Depot
EVP and Chief Financial Officer MARK ANDREW BELO and Matimco Inc. President and CEO
CHARLIE LIU during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Visit Wilcon’s newest store at Purok Santol
Brgy. 80, Marasbaras, Tacloban City, Leyte.

The country’s leading home improvement and construction supply retailer, Wilcon Depot, launched their 42nd large-format home construction retail outlet at Purok Santol Brgy. 80, Marasbaras, Tacloban City, Leyte last April 20, 2018.

Wilcon Depot continues to increase their store footprint as they opened their 1st branch in the Eastern Visayas, 5th in the Visayas region. Wilcon started the opening celebration with a motorcade along the nearby barangays of its new operating store. It was joined by Wilcon valued suppliers and industry partners. The opening event continued at the store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Wilcon Founder and Chairman Emeritus William T. Belo, Wilcon President and CEO Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, SEVP-Chief Operating Officer Rosemarie Bosch-Ong and Wilcon EVP-Chief Financial Officer Mark Andrew Belo and were joined by Wilcon’s valued suppliers and local government officials of Tacloban City.

“Wilcon is privileged to be part of Tacloban’s fast, dynamic and growing economy. As the city remains the center of trade and commerce, and the strategic hub in Eastern Visayas, Wilcon is committed to be Tacloban’s strong partner in building a more progressive and resilient city,” said Wilcon SEVP-Chief Operating Officer Rosemarie Ong.

As a top provider of home improvement supplies and a sole distributor of renowned international brands, Wilcon Depot has its full array of extensive and quality home building materials ranging from Tiles, Sanitarywares, Plumbing, Furniture, Home Interior, Building Materials, Hardware, Electrical, Appliances and other DIY items.

Wilcon Tacloban has a total sales area of over 11,000 square meters accommodating thousands of strong and reliable local and international brands in the market, arranged in an organized and clutter-free manner inside an air-conditioned store. Maintaining its uniformity in the interior of its depot store, Wilcon makes its operations efficient to help the customers shop with ease.

Fulfilling its mission and commitment in delivering products and solutions of superior quality and providing excellent and unparalleled services, Wilcon assures Tacloban City to have the best products with highest quality standard and innovative features that gives value for money. Wilcon remains to be the country’s most preferred one-stop shop that provides great value and selection for every Filipino home building needs.

Wilcon offers numerous brands to choose from as it carries exclusive top-tier brands like Grohe and Kohler Sanitarywares, Franke Kitchen Systems, Pozzi Bathroom Solutions, Koller Bathtubs and Shower Accessories. Spanish tile brands Alcalagres, Keratile, Rocersa, Cifre, Emigres, Keros and Oset alongside with Italian tile brands Novabell, Energie Ker, Gardenia are made available in the Tile Studio inside the store. Heim and Heritage home interior and furniture are exhibited at the Living, Kitchen, and Bath (LKB) showroom. Direct Hardware, Alphalux lighting solutions, Kasch bathroom accessories, PTech PVC mouldings, Forest wood products, Solutherm PPR pipes, and Sefa specialty bathroom faucets and showerheads are displayed in the DIY section of the store.

As Wilcon remains the market leader in the business, Wilcon offers multitude of services that give customers convenient shopping experience. Every Wilcon store has free parking spaces, reliable delivery service, and tile cutting service, among others They also provide a service that allows customers in creating their desired 3D layout through a computer software with cost estimate and product list made possible in Design Hub section inside the store. Valued customers can also avail their Wilcon Loyalty Card for free and enjoy promo exclusives and offerings.

“Wilcon is here to support the Taclobanons by providing access to top and trusted local and international brands for your home building needs coupled with our sales people’s expertise and unparalleled service. We are thrilled to be part of Tacloban’s dynamic and progressive community.” Wilcon President and CEO Lorraine Belo-Cincochan said.

Wilcon is set to open open 8 additional stores for 2018 including Silang, Cavite next month, Naga, Zamboanga, Lipa in Batangas, Tayabas in Quezon Province, another branch in Davao, GenSan, Puerto Princesa and another one in Iloilo City, staying true to their commitment to have a total of 65 operating stores by 2021. Wilcon is a publicly listed company with over 40 years of experience in the home improvement and construction supply industry.

Fill your homes with the best-known home building products and experience exellent service from Wilcon. Visit their newest branch inPurok Santol Brgy. 80, Marasbaras, Tacloban City, Leyte. To learn more about Wilcon, log on to www.wilcon.com.ph. You can also follow them at their social media accounts at facebook.com/wilcondepot.ph and instagram.com/wilcondepot.ph.

ITR Helpdesk 2018


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PCCI Injap Sia Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Awards (ISOYEA)

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The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is pleased to announce the search for the 2017 Injap Sia Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Awards (ISOYEA). This award is conferred to young entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptional talents and contributed to the economic development of the country.

The award is open to all Filipino entrepreneurs, 40 years old and below; owner, founder, significant shareholder or  management member of a Philippine-incorporated and  registered enterprise that has been operating  for  two (2) years.

The winners will be awarded during the 43rd Philippine Business Conference in October 2017 at the  Manila  Hotel, City of Manila. Winners of this award will have the chance to 1) represent the country in international awards such as the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) Young Entrepreneur Award; ASEAN Business Awards, and 2) pitch / present to prospective investors, partners in PCCI-organized activities. Cash prize also awaits the grand winner.

Deadline of submission of entries is on or before September 14, 2017.

For more information, please contact the ISOYEA Secretariat at telephone number 8468196 local 107/ 102, email: isoyea@philippinechamber.com. You may also  log on to the PCCI website at www.philippinechamber.com/PBCEAwards.aspx.

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The ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) aims to recognize the outstanding ASEAN enterprises in the region. It brings to the spotlight businesses that have contributed in the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN economy and have the potential to become global economic players in their respective industries.

The ASEAN Business Awards 2017 will be on September 6, 2017!

Visit our official website here: https://www.aba2017.com/