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HOLIDAY shopping in Iloilo City is more fun as the renowned Marketplace by Rustan’s recently opened its second branch at Plazuela Dos in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
The grand opening day was graced by Iloilo Province’s first lady Cossette Defensor, Iloilo City’s first lady Gina Sarabia Espinosa, and Iloilo City Councilor Candice Tupas.
Welcoming them was Plazuela owners and power couple Dr. Rogelio Florete and Imelda Caperonce-Florete along with Nercy Torilla, Rustan’s Supermarket vice president for property and projects; Kerwin Legarde, vice president for non food merchandising; Christine Padernal, vice president for supply chain; and Karen Rodas, vice president for food merchandising.
Joining them in the unveiling ceremony were fashion models Ria Bolivar and Rachel Santillan and businesswoman Helen Stummer.
Chef Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing served guests with her delectable cocktails before splurging on Marketplace’s must-have gourmet.
As one shopper said, “The Marketplace has transformed in our City of Love’s ordinary grocery experience into a whole new world of premium grocery and lifestyle shopping, with its unique selection of local and international products including exclusive and well-known brands like Waitrose from the United Kingdom and Casino from France, attractive in store promotions, and a comfortable and stylish store.”
Its grand opening in Iloilo marks the chain’s latest effort in bringing sophisticated shopping to more Filipino families in its two branches in Festive Walk Mall and in Plazuela Dos.
Store hours are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, follow and like @rustansfresh on Facebook, and @rustansfresh on Instagram and Twitter.