Just days prior to the closing of 2014, S&R Membership Shopping warehouse opened its 9th branch in the country at Imus, Cavite last December 20. I'd say, there is no better timing to open a store than before Christmas when everybody is anxious about what goods to hoard for noche buena a nd the not so distant New Year celebration.
The inauguration started with a Thanksgiving Mass and ended with a Dragon dance. Trumpeters were hired to play attention-commanding music during the ceremony. Thanks to the participation of the program guests and most especially the attendance of the new S&R members (98% of which is comprised of employed professionals residing in Cavite). The complete proceedings were as follows:
8:00 am - Thanksgiving Mass
9:00 am - Welcome Remarks by Anthony Sy, President of S&R Membership Shopping
9:30 am - Inspirational Speech from Imus City Mayor Manny Maliksi
10:00am- Closing Remarks by Susan Co, Vice Chairperson of Puregold Price Club
10:30am- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
10:45am- Dragon Dance and Marching band
Cavite is highly dense with a population of over 3 Million exceeding even Cebu's over 2 Million as per survey taken by NSO in year 2010. That data alone provide enough reason for the establishment of a new S&R warehouse. The new site looks pretty much like S&R Cebu (which I frequently visit) except that its Membership counter has chairs lined up for the waiting guests. As expected, it has the famed Food Service section which offers authentic New York Style Pizza, Southern Style Fried Chicken, The Cheesecake Factory goods and Blue Bunny ice creams. The dining area is right in front of the Food Service counter. Their grocery shelves contain crates of imported products which aren’t easily found in other establishments. Wheel your way (using the grocery carts) through the aisles between the tall stacks of products and you will find yourself grabbing more than a single item.
I am certain that the Cavitenos will patronize the warehouse. Other than local residents, Cavite has also become home to tourists who come to this part of the country either for short or long visits. Destinations such as Mt. Pico de Loro and Mt. Marami lure outdoor adventure seekers. Historical places like Corregidor, Aguinaldo Shrine, and Andres Bonifacio’s house have its own shares of foreign visitors too. When they go to S&R Imus either as a member or a guest, it will be like home away from home for them.
Do you go home to Cavite? If yes, be an S&R member now! Present a valid ID, a filled out membership form (available in S&R's membership section), and membership fee. Get your card in less than 15 minutes.
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