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Rappler's latest stories on supermarkets


'Bodies wrapped in plastic bags': Coronavirus panic spreads across provinces

Apr 26, 2020 - 8:33 AM

An entire barangay in a Pampanga town is mistakenly banned from entering a supermarket. Batangas residents panic as social media goes abuzz with claims that busloads of infected foreigners are making their way to the province.

LIST: Cebu and Davao supermarket schedules, Holy Week 2020

Apr 06, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Check out the list of store hours for certain areas in Visayas and Mindanao

LIST: Metro Manila supermarket schedules, Holy Week 2020

Apr 06, 2020 - 3:01 PM

Check out schedules here

Shoppers at a mall grocery practice social distancing while shopping for food provisions and cleaning implements during the covid-19 enhanced community quarantine on March 27, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Chuzon Supermarket operating without LGU permit in Apalit town

Apr 25, 2019 - 10:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all branches of the supermarket in Pampanga closed after the branch in Porac collapsed and killed several people

NO LGU PERMIT. Authorities say the Chuzon Supermarket branch in Apalit, Pampanga, had been operating without business permit from the municipal government since 2018. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

WATCH: Inside Chuzon Supermarket in Pampanga during the earthquake

Apr 25, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Here is a glimpse of the panic and destruction inside the Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga, as shown in CCTV footage

QUAKE HITS. Employees run as soon as the earthquake hit on Monday, April 22. Screenshot from sourced video

Duterte to Año: Check if 'shortcuts' led to Chuzon store collapse

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año reports to President Rodrigo Duterte that local government units have been told to suspend business permits of Chuzon Supermarket branches

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with the responders from the Bureau of Fire Protection while conducting an inspection of earthquake-affected areas in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

OCD: 'No signs of life' under Chuzon Supermarket Pampanga rubble

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Civil Defense Central Luzon director Marlou Salazar says the exact number of missing people has yet to be verified

COLLAPSED. Lifters pull up collapsed Chuzon Supermarket to prevent it from further inclining forward on April 23, 2019. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DPWH to order inspection of Chuzon grocery stores after Luzon earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:47 AM

In Guagua, the municipal engineer temporarily suspends the operations of the Chuzon Supermarket branch there, following the collapse of the Porac branch

COLLAPSED. Rescue teams bore a hole on the collapsed 4-storey Chuzon Supermarket in a bid to locate trapped victims inside the building on April 23, 2019. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

UK retailer Tesco restructuring threatens 9,000 jobs

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:58 PM

'We expect that around 90 stores will close their counters, with the remaining 700 trading with either a full or flexible counter offer for our customers,' the supermarket says in a statement

Image via Shutterstock

Here's one way to shop at S&R even without a membership

Aug 01, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Online food and grocery delivery service Honestbee welcomes S&R into the fold

'Bag rage' as Australia supermarkets impose plastic ban

Jul 02, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Woolworths and Coles plans to voluntarily remove free lightweight plastic bags from their stores nationally and instead offer more environmentally friendly reusable bags

PLASTIC WAR. A sign, seen in a Coles supermarket, advises its customers of its plastic bag free in Sydney on July 2, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

France pays tribute to victims of jihadist attack

Mar 25, 2018 - 10:15 PM

'The [Muslim] community has been stabbed, Islam itself has been stabbed... by people who use symbols that are dear to our hearts,' says Carcassonne imam Mohamed Belmihoub

Mourners attend a service of remembrance from outside the Saint Etienne Church in Trebes in southwest France, on March 25, 2018, two days after a man carried out an attack in which four people were killed.  Mourners in this rural French town rocked by a deadly Islamist attack held a mass on Palm Sunday to pay tribute to the victims, including a policeman hailed a hero for offering himself in place of a hostage. Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, 44, was shot and stabbed after taking the place of a woman whom Radouane Lakdim had been using as a human shield during his attack Friday on a supermarket in the small town of Trebes.  / AFP PHOTO / ERIC CABANIS

IN PHOTOS: Inside Unimart at Capitol Commons

Feb 23, 2018 - 6:46 PM

After a long wait, Capital Commons' Unimart supermarket is finally open!

Hamburg knife attack stokes refugee debate as German vote nears

Jul 28, 2017 - 11:19 PM

4th UPDATE The attack had been motivated by hate Mayor Olaf Scholz says although he stops short of declaring it a terrorist incident

KNIFE ATTACK. Police cordon off the area around a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg, where a man killed one person and wounded several others in a knife attack, on July 28, 2017. Photo by Markus Scholz / dpa / AFP

10 held over attack on Paris Jewish store

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:58 PM

Investigators are trying to piece together how France based jihadist Amedy Coulibaly obtained the weapons used in the January 9 2015 attack

ON GUARD. Members of the French police special force RAID walk to take a position on January 9, 2015 in Saint-Mande, near Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris, after at least one person was injured when a gunman opened fire at a kosher grocery store on January 9, 2015 and took at least five people hostage, sources told AFP. File photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Rustan’s Supermarket now open in Ayala Malls The 30th

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Pasigueños can now conveniently shop for their needs at Rustan s Supermarket s latest branch

Ayala Land's H1 net income rises 19%

Aug 07, 2015 - 3:52 PM

ALI president and CEO Bernard Vincent Dy says building large scale mixed use developments strategically located in the country’s emerging growth centers will continue to be ALI s focus

Lucio Co's Puregold acquires BudgetLane supermarket chain

Aug 07, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Puregold did not disclose acquisition cost but says it accounts for less than 10 of the company’s total book value

Ayala, Puregold launch supermarket in UP Town Center

Jul 27, 2015 - 2:45 PM

The 50 50 joint venture of Ayala Land and Puregold Price Club calls its debut supermarket Merkado which is catering to middle income segment

Villar details All Home expansion; eyes eventual listing

Apr 26, 2015 - 11:45 PM

The group plans 6 to 8 All Home stores over the next 3 to 5 years and to expand outside Luzon

Manny Villar details retail arm All home expansions and possible IPO

Paris supermarket hostages sue media over live coverage

Apr 03, 2015 - 5:46 PM

News channel BFMTV is said to have lacked the most basic precautions and endangered the lives of those who survived a gunman attack at the Hyper Casher Jewish supermarket

ATTACK. A policeman stands outside the Hyper Cacher shop in Paris after it was attacked by a gunman in January. Photo by Stephane de Sakutin/AFP

Puregold to spend P5.5B in capital expenditures for 2015

Dec 09, 2014 - 11:58 AM

The amount will be used to finance store expansion and possible acquisitions

Puregold downgrades 2014 revenue target

Nov 12, 2014 - 4:21 PM

Despite adjusting its revenue goal for the year the company says it is on track to meet its target 26 store openings

Puregold to open 5 more stores this year

Nov 05, 2014 - 8:16 PM

The stores will be in Metro Manila Cavite and Pampanga

Cocaine cake joke in 'bad taste' - Carrefour Argentina

Jan 07, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Carrefour Argentina reassured its customers that their cakes do not have illegal drugs as ingredients apologizes

'JOKE IN BAD TASTE'. Carrefour apologizes for the cocaine joke made by a worker from their cake supplier. AFP Photo

Latvian leader dubs supermarket cave-in 'murder'

Nov 23, 2013 - 9:31 PM

Hope is dwindling in finding survivors from the Maxima supermarket after its roof caved in the worst disaster since Latvian independence in 1991

Death toll of Latvia supermarket collapse mounts to 45

Nov 22, 2013 - 11:16 PM

2nd UPDATE At least 51 people have died after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in Latvia making it one of Europe s worst roof disasters of the last 30 years

COLLAPSE. Rescuers search for survivors at the scene where the Maxima supermarket roof collapsed in Riga on November 22, 2013. Photo from AFP

Watch closely how, what rural shoppers are buying

Sep 06, 2013 - 2:24 PM

Consumer spending in rural areas is growing faster than in urban areas a study showed

Revisiting Brocka's 1971 gay classic

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:04 PM

Tubog sa Ginto has married businessman Eddie Garcia in steamy affair with driver Mario O Hara Sounds familiar?

'DARING ATTEMPT.' Garcia and O'Hara, uh, take a bath. Image from The Urian Anthology 1970-1979

Who is the BPO consumer?

Jul 17, 2013 - 6:39 PM

Retailers watch out for consumption and lifestyle trends of Filipino workers in outsourcing companies

CUSTOMERS. Retailers watch out for consumption and lifestyle trends of Filipino workers in outsourcing companies. File photo by AFP

Puregold profits up 75.9% in 2012

Feb 19, 2013 - 5:38 PM

Aggressive store expansion and new acquisitions in 2012 allowed the annual net income of Lucio Co led retail firm Puregold Price Club Inc soar by 75 9

PURE GOLD. The company posts a 75.9% growth in its net income in 2012. Photo taken from the Puregold website

Lucio Co-led Puregold to increase outlets to 200 by 2014

Jan 03, 2013 - 8:20 PM

The operator of Puregold S R and Parco is eying expansion of its nationwide outlets to 200 by 2014

AFP store quizzed on costly deals

Jul 28, 2012 - 2:26 PM

COA wants the AFP Commissary and Exchange Service to explain P149 63 M purchases that it could have gotten at a cheaper amount

After S&R deal, Puregold buys Parco Supermarkets

May 28, 2012 - 5:17 PM

After acquiring a stake in the operator of high end S R Membership Shopping for P16 5 billion Puregold takes another step toward its goal of doubling its its stores in 3 years by aiming to close another deal with the owners of Parco Supermarkets within the month