Fruitas Holdings, Inc. started opening community stores and plans to establish at least 100 outlets by 2021. This is to adapt on the “new normal” caused by the pandemic. It started in Pasay City under the brand Balai Pandesal opening its 100th community stores and 71 days prior to its timeline. Expanding from 5 to 33 outlets under Balai Pandesal, since June 2021 and planning to expand more to total of 200 community stores in 2022.
Mr. Lester Yu, Fruitas Holdings President and CEO said “Community stores allow us to have more flexibility in our operations especially with the constant changes in quarantine guidelines. We are more accessible to customers residing or working nearby and the larger format stores also act as hubs for our delivery services.
“As advocates of health and wellness, it is essential for us to provide a safe environment to all our stakeholders while enjoying our healthy and fresh products such as Fruitas, Jamaican Pattie, Soy & Bean, Sabroso Lechon, and more. We must ensure that all our stakeholders are safeguarded against COVID-19 and any adverse effects it may cause, as well as keeping everyone in their household safe from the virus,” Mr. Lester Yu added.
Reopening stores is possible due to the ease of quarantine regulations in NCR. This is bringing total active stores to 90% as of October 22, 2021. In line with its plan to reopen, Fruitas continues to encourage their workforce to be vaccinated as they are close to 100% while its stores personnel are over 90% and 100% on their commissary and head office personnel by the end of 2021. Fruitas strategic approach is coordinated with its desire to provide healthy and fresh products to its customers.
$MER prepares bidding for supply contract. Four entities are interested to bid for MER’s 70MW supply contract for Jan. 2022-Jan. 2037. Bid submission is on or before 9am of 19 Nov.,
$CLI securing green certification for Cebu project. CLI aims to get green building certification for its P100mn tenement housing in Mandaue City, Cebu. The firm pledged to donate 5-storey, 100-unit tenement housing for Mandaue City last month.
$DITO sees improved topline from units. DITO sees more than double in revenues from Analytics (to P15mn), Acuity Global (P40mn-P50mn) & Luna Academy next year. DITO owns 54% of DITO Telecommunity, handling media, communications, entertainment & IT.
DITO expects revenue to double from its Unalytics, Aculty Global, and Luna Academy businesses next year.
SGP’s final offer price at P12/share. SGP set its final offer price at P12/share, from the earlier P12-P17 price range. The firm will make a follow-on offer of up to 1.5bn shares from 26 Oct. to 02 Nov.
ALI is hosting more than 400 social enterprises in its Ayala Malls as part of its Alagang AyalaLand program. This initiative provides livelihood assistance to local communities and small businesses affected by the health crisis.
Flag-carrier Philippine Airlines, Inc. ended September with a loss of $29.56 million or P1.5 billion after filing its Chapter 11 on Sept. 3.
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GDP growth momentum in the ASEAN region is expected to improve in 2022 as the vaccinated population increases, allowing a gradual return to more normal economic conditions
According to BSP Monetary Policy Research Group Director Dennis Lapid, the Monetary Board sees inflation to average 4.4% this year before easing to 3.3% in 2022 and 3.2% in 2023. The 4.4% inflation forecast this year is above the central bank’s 2.0-4.0% target range.
SGP’s follow-on offering of up to 1.15 billion shares is priced at P12 apiece. This is the lower end of the offer price range of P12 to P17 apiece. Synergy Grid owns 60% of NGCP. Proceeds from the FOO will be used by the company as capital to expand its network.
$BDO: Booked 9M21 net income of P32.4 Bn compared to P16.6 Bn in the same period last year, on the back of resilient business franchise and normalized provisions.
$DNL: Disclosed that its exports sales account for 33% of its total revenues of P13.9-Bn in the first half of 2021, higher than the full-year 2019 or pre-pandemic level of 24%.
$CLI: Eyes green building certification for its P100-Mn tenement housing project in Mandaue City.
$MPI: Unit NLEX Corp. said that the recently expanded Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) has been delivering on its promised benefits. The expressway has resulted in efficient transport of basic commodities and other essential goods.
$ACEN: President and CEO Eric Francia said the company is keeping a solid trajectory in terms of growth over the next few years and expects to post strong double-digit growth once projects come online.
$PIZZA: Rolls out the first and only 31-minute delivery guarantee in Metro Manila.
$MER: Disclosed that four companies expressed interest in bidding its 70MW supply contract covering the period January 2022 to January 2037.
PSEi closes at 7,211.54 down by 78.07 pts (-1.07%)
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