Metro marks 36th year in retail

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Metro Retail Stores Group Inc. celebrates its 36 years in the retail industry with a renewed commitment to its partners and communities where they operate.

The company recognizes the significant role stakeholders play in its growth and expansion.
Tracing its beginnings in Cebu as a humble department store and supermarket established by Victor and Sally Gaisano, MRSGI has secured a strong foothold as a multi-format retailer trusted and patronized by Filipino consumers.

Currently, MRSGI operates 51 stores in Central, Western and Eastern Visayas as well as in Central Luzon, Metro Manila and South Luzon. The company is well on its way to achieving its target of doubling its 2015 gross floor area by 2020.

Alongside its continued success, the company also commits to making a positive and lasting impact to surrounding communities where Metro Retail department stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets are present through its Metro Efforts To Reach Out CSR program.

Throughout the years, MRSGI has expanded the scope of its corporate social responsibility initiatives to benefit more people in the areas of education, employment, livelihood, environment and community outreach.

The company supports the educational assistance program of Vicsal Foundation and has partnered with Caritas Manila to aid additional scholars under the Caritas Youth Servant Leadership Education Program.

In terms of providing livelihood, career fairs are occasionally held to bridge customers to various opportunities for work.

Under the Skills Training and Employment Program, Metro has also launched a series of baking workshops through its ancillary business, Suisse Cottage.

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