The privately owned company Viscal Development Corporation VISCALfirst opened the doors of their first department store and supermarket at Cebu in 1982, ever since then they have grown to 17 retail outlets: 11 in Cebu Province, two in Metro Manila (Bonifacio Global City, Taguig and Binondo), Legazpi, Lucena, Angeles City in Pampanga, Maasin in Leyte. And now with their latest addition almost 29* years later, in Ayala Alabang is METRO Ayala Alabang that brings the count to 18 retail outlets. But their not stopping there, they plan on opening three more stores by the end of the year 2012 bringing the total to 21 stores. Next year, Metro plants to increase its presences in key citiyes of Luzon and Visayas.
The entire lot that it sits on is a whopping 44,000 square meter (m2) it also sits in the middle of Alabang Town Center (ATC) which gives it an advantage. And it also has around 200 parking spaces!
This new store is proof that we are focused on our vision becoming a world-class retail company with a mission of providing quality products at competetive prices complimented by with delightful costumer service. Definitely, our costumers in the South will have a different kind of shopping experience in Metro Alabang. That’s why we invite them to discover the new Metro, truly a one-stop shopping destination
– Eduardo Ponce | Metro retail group’s president and COO
To fulfill this customer promise, Metro took major steps to upgrade its merchandise assortment and store layout plus enhances shopper amenities to deliver an elevated customer shopping experience.
We have employed the service of an award winning retail store design fim from the U.S. and partnered with an experienced team of local designers and architects
– CJ Jesema | Vice president for marketing and retail development
Today, Metro is know for its comfortable and friendly retail outlet’s that offer a wide assortment of fresh and quality products at competitive prices. Their retail activities typically range from supermarket operations, department store operations, appliances, furniture and home needs, apparel, fine jewelry, pharmacy, gourmet deli, bakeshops, and fast food outlets.
Metro Department Store – There’s always something for you at Metro
Shopper will surely enjoy a different kind of retail therapy with the opening of Metro department store, especially with its unique and high quality merchandise. There is an interesting section called “Treasures of Cebu” featuring one-of-a-kind export quality accessories hand crafted, designed and manufactured by Avater (Gil Carungay and Artizans), Binibini (Janice Minor, Clara Guinefolleau, and MiArcenas) and Tribal Crafts International.
At Metro’s Heritage Furniture Collection, Alabang shoppers can now find Cebu-made world-class furniture pieces, and if they have preferred designs, Metro accepts made-to-order items. They have the option of matching theses these exiting furniture and home items with choice appliances at the Appliance Center, including top brands of Samsung, Sony, Electrolux, and La Germania.
In the Home Department, Sleep Zone offers an exclusive collection of beds called Regal Comfort Collection. Fashionistats and hobbyists will aslo have fun going through Metro Alabang’s wide collection of notions and textiles.
With over 12,000 of local products and 4,000 directly imported items, you are surely going to find everything you need. There is even a Hotel, Restaurant, Catering (HORECA) section and institutional section that can provide the wholesale package offers.
Lechon fanatics in the South can now enjoy the authentic Cebo Lechon, deliciously flavored and carefully roasted over coal fire, ordered either by the kilo or whole for parties and events. They can also enjoy this with “puso” or hanging rice or top if off with Cebu delicacies, such as Mandaue Bibingka and other sweet treats.
There is a lot to find in the new Metro Alabang, so you better go on over there and discover it yourself!
Alabang-Zapote Road Corner Madrigal and Corporate Ave. Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1780 (632) 358-4269 www.metro.com.ph Metro Depoartment Store Monday – Firday | 11am – 9pm Saturday & Sunday | 10am – 10pm Metro Supermarket Monday – Friday | 8:30am – 9pm Saturday & Sunday | 8:30am – 10pm