In today’s day and age, Ortigas is quickly becoming an ideal place where you can build your career since it is known to be a major hub of large companies and offices in Metro Manila. What not all know, however, is that Ortigas is the perfect combination of a residential and professional area. Sprawling with tall buildings full of offices, Ortigas also has schools, churches, and malls for a well-rounded living arrangement.
It also has its fair share of reliable, easy-access grocery shops that are crucial and important for adult life in the metro. These dependable grocery stores include the following:
1. All Day Supermarket
Where:Ground Floor,Starmall, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
All Day Supermarket opens as early as 8:00 AM.
Starting out as a convenience store, All Day Supermarket Starmall was the first branch to be opened. It is managed under the All Value Holdings Inc. managed by former senator Manny Villar. All Day Supermarket has an organic section for the health-conscious buyers, a paluto section for easy-access and quick meals, and a “Quick Fix” section where shoppers can buy hardware and take their broken items for repair. Their products are also accredited by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS).
Where:EDSA Plaza Shangri-La, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
Rustan’s Supermarket offers both local and international products.
One of the sixteen Rustan’s Supermarket branches in Metro Manila, this grocery store offers not only local products, but international products as well. They have a wide selection of meat, produce, and condiments that are on sale depending on their store promos. They are also the only grocery store chain that offers well-known international brands Waitrose and Casino.
3. SM Supermarket
Where:SM Megamall, Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue, Mandaluyong City
Other store formats under SM Markets are the Hypermart and Savemore.
The pioneer store format of the SM Markets, SM Supermarket offers a wide variety of consumable and non-consumable services and products located inside SM malls. With its tagline being “At Your Service, Yes!,” SM Supermarket also offers services that will make the customers’ shopping experience even more convenient. Examples include money exchange, pharmacies, ATM banking, bills payment, and even laundry services in some outlets.
4. Puregold Jr.
Where: : Ground Level, St. Francis Square, Julia Vargas Avenue corner Bank Drive, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Puregold has 110 branches in Metro Manila alone.
With 277 branches and 42 subsidiary markets located all over the country, Puregold Price Club, Inc., or more commonly known as simply Puregold, has been in operation since 1998 with its first store being in Mandaluyong. Ideal for bulk buying, the store also has many deals and promos its buyers can often avail of. It also has a program called Tindahan Ni Aling Puring (TNAP) where sari-sari store owners as well as other business owners can potentially increase net earnings. Select sari-sari stores (neighborhood sundry stores) that have passed Puregold’s qualifications are helped by the TNAP program through store renovation, proper product pricing, and product merchandising.
Robinsons Supermarket labels its products using its 4-color tag system.
A subsidiary of the Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc., Robinsons Supermarket is the second largest supermarket chain with over 140 outlets in the entire country. It offers healthy, fresh, and affordable products to its shoppers, with its “I Love Wellness” campaign being a true testament to that. It also has an offering of products that are certified by the Food Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) as being nutritious and fresh.
With these grocery shops and everything else Ortigas has to offer, it is definitely becoming one of the most idyllic places to live in the Metro.
Do you have any favorite finds from the stores we mentioned above? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below!
All photos were taken from the official pages of the stores listed
About Eunice Sheene Fulgencio
Eunice knew that she’d be writing for the rest of her life from a very young age. Naturally introverted, she is selective with how she uses her time and who she spends it with. Has a penchant for sweet treats, sentimental proses, and online personality quizzes. A true-blue INFJ.
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