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Bacolod City, PhilippinesThursday, August 15, 2013
Super Metro hypermart opens
at District North Point today

Super Metro, the hypermarket format of the Cebu-based Metro Retail Group, opens today as the anchor store of The District North Point, in Talisay City.

Its entry into the local retail market is expected to change the shopping behavior of Negrenses, especially those who would rather pick and buy the goods they need with less hassle, a Metro press release said yesterday.

 Super Metro promises "super finds, super prices, super shopping,” it said.

YGBC founder turns over presidency,
remains chairman of bus conglomerate

The Yanson Group of Bus Companies has announced that Ricardo Yanson, its president and chief executive officer, was named the new chairman of the board of the firm effective last month.

A statement from YGBC sent to the DAILY STAR yesterday said Yanson took over through an approved board resolution, during a board meeting in June, from Olivia Yanson, who has decided to concentrate on her philanthropic activities.

Yanson’s son, Leo Rey Yanson, the former maintenance director and chief operations officer, was, meanwhile, chosen as the new president and CEO of the company.

Organic drive featured
at retailers’ confab

Organic farming advocate Ramon Uy Jr. of Negros Occidental was among the resource persons at the recent 22nd National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo held Aug. 7-8 at the SMX Convention Center of the Mall of Asia in Pasay City, a press release from the Capitol said.

Uy, president of the Organic na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Association, showcased before Asia’s top retailers the growth of the local organic farming movement during the session on competitive edge of socially-responsible businesses.

The NRCE had Busaba Chirathivat of Central Retail Thailand, one of the biggest in Thailand; Ian Wade, former chair of the world’s largest health, beauty and lifestyle retailer A.S. Watson Group; and, Bienvenido Tantoco III, president of Rustan’s Supercenters, Inc., comprising the pool of retail industry experts as resource speakers.

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