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“How shall freedom be defended? By arms when it is attacked by arms, by truth when it is attacked by lies, by faith when it is attacked by authoritarian dogma. Always, in the final act, by determination and faith.”

― Archibald MacLeish

Monday, August 20, 2012

SM Shoemart: "Have you really got it all ? "

"A reputation that took decades to build can be threatened by a single event."

EQ POLL:Which companies have the best reputations in the Philippines?

Jollibee
8.2%
Ayala

9.49%
SM

8.04%
San Miguel

5.79%
Meralco
1.29%
Globe

2.41%
Smart
3.05%
Universal Robina

1.45%
Cebu Pacific
3.05%
BPI

5.47%
BDO

4.66%
PLDT
1.77%
Nestle Philippines

7.72%
Procter & Gamble Philippines
3.7%
Unilever Philippines

2.73%
ABS-CBN

8.68%
GMA 7

4.98%
Metro Pacific

0.96%
Coca Cola Philippines

4.82%
Maynilad Water

1.61%
Manila Water
0.8%
Unilab

2.41%
Metrobank
2.09%
Pilipinas Shell

1.29%
Johnson & Johnson

3.54%


 SM Investments
SM Investments Corporation is a holding company with interests in shopping mall development and management, retail, real estate development, banking and tourism.[1] The SM Group was founded by Henry Sy, Sr.. It has now become one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines.[2] Wikipedia

"The very homogeneity of taste in food and fashion that makes for a dull culture also makes fortunes for owners of retail companies and of restaurant companies as well. What sells in one town is almost guaranteed to sell in another." Peter Lynch



Henry Sy
Henry Sy: SM is the Philippine’s most dominant player in retail with 125 stores nationwide. Of these, 37 are SM Department Stores; 27 are SM Supermarkets, 31 are SaveMore branches; and 20 are SM Hypermarkets.BDO is now the largest bank in terms of assets.
Personality: Daring.
Strength: Has “got it all”-largest malls, biggest banks, largest chain of supermarkets and department stores and now large real estate ventures.
Weakness: Will his 4 sons acknowledge the leadership of Tessy Sy-Coson, his daughter and acknowledged leader of the group, in a post-Henry scenario?




"Here at SM, we got it all for you!"
If Mercury Drug slogan is "Gamot ay laging bago", what is Watson's pharmacy slogan? ("Laging walang gamot?")

An EQ reader complained that his required diabetes medicines (NovoNorm and Rite Med anti-diabetes medicine) are almost always not available in Watson's pharmacy counters. In contrast, these important drugs are always available in Mercury outlets.

Why are Colgate/Palmolive products not available in any SM supermarket branch? Where is the consumer's freedom of choice?

Colgate Consumer Satisfaction rating: 85/100 (2010)
For two hundred years, Colgate-Palmolive has been successfully producing and distributing soaps, detergents and dental hygiene products.

Rating provided by ACSI.


Save Baguio trees
SM Mall Baguio intends to cut 43 trees and uproot another 139 at Luneta Hill to pave the way for the construction of a 7-floor parking building. The defenseless trees can count on no one but concerned citizens like you to speak on their behalf. 

Join us in telling the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to stop SM from paving paradise for a parking lot! From GreenPeace