Q1: Congratulations on the 20th anniversary of Gingersnaps! What was your inspiration when you first launched a fashionable children’s wear and maternity wear business? We always loved kids, so it came very naturally for us to do something that involved kids. At that time, there was an absence of fashionable children’s and maternity clothing. We wanted to change the way […]

Q1: As a retail expert, who are the top 3 retailers you admire most and why? Locally, Rustan’s, SM, and Bench.  These homegrown brands all had humble beginnings and through the years have grown tremendously through constant evolution while remaining true to their brand essence, DNA, and heritage. Rustan’s represents quality, service, and world-class products and experiences.  It has defined […]

Q1: Toby’s is the leader in sports retailing.  What makes Toby’s successful all throughout these years? We see to it that we are always ahead of our time, looking for new ideas, retail concepts, and new application technologies that would make us more efficient and productive. We also do our research by seeking out the best sports brands and products […]

Q1: Your family was already in the watch business, distributing Casio, before you founded Time Depot in 2001. What was the insight behind the creation of a retail unit selling watches? Time Depot was an answer to multiple opportunities that presented themselves during that time.  Brands were proliferating and consumers valued new applications presented in different wrist wearable technology – […]

Q1: What tools do you use as a guide to help spot opportunities and formulate the right business and marketing strategies? For Product Planning: Industry Scanning/Emerging Trends for new product development BCG Matrix (Revenue/Value/ Volume), Gross Margin, Market Share to assess performance of existing products For Marketing Plans Industry Analysis (Key Success Factors, Competitive Landscape, Emerging Trends) Brand DNA SWOT […]

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