We got it all for you???
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.
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?
EQ POLL:Which companies have the best reputations in the Philippines?
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.
Why are there no Mercury Drug outlets in SM malls?
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.
Though grocery shopping experts have long touted buying store brands as a great savings strategy, consumers are finally paying attention. Maybe too much attention.
But in some cases, consumers are better off sticking with the brand names they know and love, experts say.
Consumers tend to prefer brand-name laundry detergent and other cleaning products. The risk: the store brands sometimes are not as strong. From Smart Money