Newly-opened supermarket wows public-A A +A
Friday, August 3, 2012
HUNDREDS of supermarket goers were surprised by the “super discounts” given away by a newly-opened supermarket at Gusa Highway, Barangay Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, August 3.
Joji Sumaylo, who came all the way from Barangay Macabalan, south part of the city, enjoyed shopping at Robinsons Supermarket in time for the opening of its Gusa branch, the 68th branch to open nationwide.
Robinsons Supermarket-Gusa branch is located at the eastern part of the city.
“When I knew about the opening, I rush to avail of the discounts. Imagine this is Robinsons (Supermarket) yet they’re giving pork chop for P165 a kilo. This is great shopping for people who have lesser budget for day to day expenses like me,” Sumaylo told SunStar Cagayan de Oro.
She said, “I hope at least Robinsons (Supermarket) would open branches twice a month so many of us in the middle class would enjoy shopping. We’re done with public markets selling low-priced products yet not safe from any viral infections.”
Clutching his two-year old baby girl while holding his five-year old kid, Boyax Blue was just one of the excited customers who walked down the aisle leading to the milk section at Robinsons Supermarket-Gusa branch.
“So, when I learned about the opening, I really took time to shop because the announcements were so convincing that Robinsons Supermarket offers discounted prices,” he said adding: “I even invited two of my neighbors to shop with me.”
Aja T. Totanes, Robinsons Supermarket Corporation’s Assistant Marketing Services Manager for Wellness, says Robinsons Supermarket-Gusa offers a three-day sale on selected items in time for the store’s grand opening.
“We do give discounts regularly, but for this grand opening alone, we are giving away more ‘attractive cut-the-price’ promo for three days from August 3 to 5,” Totanes said.
She said Robinsons Supermarket is the first supermarket to sell Halal certified products. Halal is a term used to designate seen food as permissible according to Islamic Law.
Totanes, however, said it’s not because of religion, but it is how the Halal certified products were processed.
When asked of the store’s captive market considering that Gusa is not located at the city proper, she replied, “We want to be part of the community. We don’t choose the market, but we hope customers choose us. It’s an added convenience for the buying public,” she said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 04, 2012.