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.
During the plenary, Uy shared insights on the changing demands and tastes of consumers from retail entertainment, use of store design to improve shopping experiences, consumer and technology trends that change the game of the industry, and how home—grown retailers can be inspired by the world’s leading retail brands, were provided, the press release said.*