Comprehensive Conversations about Philippine Retail: Wilcon Depot SEVP & COO Rosemarie Bosch-Ong Shares Key Insights at Meralco Enterprise and Retail Asia Forum

(Left to Right) SnapMart Inc. Chief Operating Officer Ryan C. Pangilinan, Meralco Commercial and Conglomerates Head Enterprise Bernice G. Rama,  Head Enterprise & National Government Ma. Cecilia M. Domingo, Wilcon Depot  Senior Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer Rosemarie Bosch-Ong,  Meralco Head Customer Retail Services Charina P. Padua,  Head Home & Micro Bus North Business Area Margarita B. David, and Chief Revenue Officer Ferdinand O. Geluz

Rosemarie Bosch-Ong, SEVP- COO of Wilcon Depot, shares profound insights about the Retail Industry’s outlook in the Philippines as a key industry speaker at Meralco Enterprise Commercial & Conglomerate on October 4, 2023, at the Meralco Lopez Building, Pasig City, and 2023 Retail Asia Forum Manila at the  Shangri La The Fort, Taguig on October 5. Her participation at both events represents a significant opportunity for businesses and individuals to gain key insights and a competitive edge in the dynamic world of retail.

These engagements serve as a unique platform for industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the retail landscape and the most pressing issues and trends shaping the future of the retail industry in Asia. Meralco Enterprise Commercial & Conglomerate – Key Industry Expert Engagement was hosted by Meralco, the largest private sector electric distribution utility company in the Philippines, committed to providing reliable and affordable energy, while the 2023 Retail Asia Forum Manila is presented by Charlton Media Group’s Retail Asia, the industry magazine serving Asia’s dynamic retail industry.

Bosch-Ong commenced her presentation with the introduction of the Philippine Retailers Association, a prominent organization of which she had previously served as President and now as the current Chairwoman. PRA stands as the paramount national organization representing the “Pulse and Voice of the Philippine Retail”. 

For the year 2023, the Retail Industry’s outlook in the Philippines centers on the significant impact brought by COVID-19 pandemic. As the Philippines is now making progress toward recovery, the industry continues to face several difficulties that necessitate smart and innovative approaches. “The key to progressing is taking that initial step” – Martin Luther King Jr., Bosch – Ong connects this quote to how Wilcon Depot bounces back from unprecedented changes in the retail sector. 

Furthermore, Bosch-Ong outlines compelling strategies that Wilcon Depot has actively been practicing. This includes the optimization of its websites to provide valuable home-related content and solutions through its social media accounts. Wilcon introduced the Browse, Call, and Collect or Deliver (BCC/D); Wilcon Online Store, an online shopping website that complements the experience they provide in their brick-and-mortar stores to their valued customers nationwide; and Wilcon Virtual Reality Store Experience, a more personalized and immersive home shopping experience that takes their valued customers into the digital world of retail home shopping. 

Wilcon Depot, the Philippines’ leading home improvement and construction supply retailer, is at the forefront of providing premium products which align perfectly with current industry trends. With 46 years of experience in the industry, Wilcon Depot has become the go-to destination for all-around home building and improvement needs. Wilcon carries a limitless product selection ranging from Tiles, Sanitarywares, Plumbing, Furniture, Home Interior, Building Materials, Hardware, Electrical, Appliances, and other DIY items. The company operates a vast network of stores across the country, serving both homeowners and professionals in their construction and renovation needs. As a trusted building partner, Wilcon Depot continues to push boundaries by incorporating digital initiatives and providing its customers with an exceptional shopping experience in-store or online. 

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