Twenty Years of Marks and Spencer in the Philippines
March 13, 2017 | BY Philippine Tatler
This year, Marks & Spencer is inviting customers to celebrate two decades of quality British style in the Philippines as the retailer marks 20 years of trading in the country.
In 1997, Rustan Marketing Specialists, Inc., a subsidiary of SSI Group, Inc. became the official franchise partner of Marks & Spencer in the Philippines. Since then, the partnership has grown from strength to strength. There are now 22 Marks & Spencer stores in the Philippines - 15 in Metro Manila and 7 in different provinces - where customers can enjoy the retailer’s high quality, great value clothing and food products.
James Harvey, Head of International Franchise at Marks & Spencer, said: “We are really proud to be celebrating our twentieth anniversary in the Philippines with our customers and our long-term franchise partner Rustan Marketing Specialists. Our franchise operations are central to our international strategy and we look forward to our next 20 years in the Philippines.”
Anton T. Huang, President of SSI Group, said: “Customers are at the heart of everything Marks & Spencer does and we are delighted to be celebrating our twentieth anniversary with a really exciting monthly raffle prizes for our loyal customers. We hope that customers will continue to enjoy our exceptional quality, stylish clothing and outstanding quality food for many years to come.”
Exceptional quality, stylish clothing collections
At the heart of the Marks & Spencer clothing offer is considered and wearable design, celebrating style and high attention to detail with impeccable quality that lasts. All Marks & Spencer collections are designed and developed by a team of skilled international in-house designers based in London. Each season they create chic, wearable and high-quality ranges with helpful innovations perfect for all wardrobes.
Outstanding quality food
Marks & Spencer Food is renowned for leading the way in quality and innovation. To stay at the forefront of food innovation, a team of food technologists and product developers based in London focus on continually identifying new trends and developing new delicious food and drink products for customers to enjoy. As a food specialist, Marks & Spencer is also committed to using the very best quality and responsibly sourced ingredients in all of its exclusive food products, including moving to 100% Fairtrade Tea and Coffee in 2006 and using only free range eggs in all its food ranges since 2002.
In the Philippines, Marks & Spencer is exclusively distributed by Rustan Marketing Specialists, Inc. and is located at the following locations: Alabang Town Center | Eastwood Mall | Gateway Mall | Glorietta 4 | Greenbelt 5 | Rockwell Power Plant Mall | Robinsons Place Manila | Shangri-la Plaza Mall | SM Mall of Asia | SM Megamall | SM City North Edsa | Trinoma | Central Square | Estancia at Capitol Commons | Abreeza Mall, Davao | Marquee Mall | Ayala Center Cebu | Lim Ket Kai Center | Cagayan De Oro | Paseo de Sta. Rosa Outlet Store | Subic Harbor Point Outlet Store | SM Lanang Premier
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