Distribution Networks in the Philippines

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Types of Outlet

Supermarkets, hypermarkets
Foodstuffs, household products, etc.
Supervalue, Robinsons Supermarket, Rustan Supermarkets, Gaisano (Chain)
SM-Shoemart (Supervalue), Robinsons, Rustans , South Supermarkets, Tropical Food Hut Mart , Ever Supermarkets, Waltermart, Lopues,Shopwise, SM Super Shopping Market
Shopping Centers
A wide range of products: foodstuffs, hygiene, household appliances, etc


SM, Robinsons, Ever Gotesco, Isetann
Local shops
Grocery products, foodstuffs, hygiene
7-Eleven, Caltex Star Mart, Mini Stop, Shell Select, Petron Treats
Pharmaceutical products, paramedical
Mercury Drug, Save More Drug, Rose Pharmacy, HBC Your Personal Store, Watsons
Cash and Carry

Evolution of the Retail Sector

Growth and Regulation
The majority of companies use the services of agents, distributors, and intermediaries for distribution, who distribute on the traditional channels.




Doing business in the Philippines requires going through a broad network of subcontractors.

Market Shares
Among its 642 013 stores, in 2007, the Philippines had 638 826 traditional grocers, 1 550 local stores, 1 157 supermarkets, 22 warehouse stores and 458 shopping malls. 9 306 pharmaceutical stores distributed in 7 481 traditional medical stores and 1 825 industrial stores (Nielsen, Retail and shopper trends Asia Pacific 2008).
Organizations in the Retail Sector
Distribution Management Association of the Philippines (DMAP)

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