Savemore opening branch in Bangkal

Bringing SM Davao nearer to Dabawenyo homes, Savemore will cater to household and retail shoppers when it opens a branch in Bangkal, Davao City on Thursday, March 15, said Allan Flores, operations manager.
Savemore, which was launched in 1999, is part of the SM Food Retail Group which is smaller than a supermarket but offers similar quality products and customer services, said Ariel Angni, store manager.
“It is a chain of grocery stores located outside SM malls to bring SM shopping experience closer to shoppers, with excellent customer service. It complements a regular SM supermarket and caters to last-minute purchases of day-to-day needs,” Angni said.
Savemore Bangkal will be the 70th outlet nationwide, and the company aims to have 100 outlets by the end of the year. Another outlet will be opened in Davao City, two or three more in Cagayan de Oro City and another one in General Santos City, Flores said.
With the existence of Savemore stores in barangays and subdivisions, he added, consumers can save on transportation cost.
It will also be easier for SM patrons to complete their shopping activity in a short period of time, Angni said, adding that the store provides special services such as free fish cleaning, and has a wide variety of products, including fresh meat, seafoods, vegetables and ready to cook items.
Flores noted that Savemore also provides employment to communities as the company has an average of 200 employees so far and will still be hiring when more outlets open soon. {Lorie A. Cascaro]