July 27, 2017

2017 Starbucks Pilipinas Card

I know that summer just ended but Starbucks is giving us an indulgent and refreshing spin with their newest Frappuccino® flavors - Açai Mixed Berry Yogurt Frappuccino® blended beverage and Granola Dark Mocha Frappuccino® blended beverage. These handcrafted beverages will surely delight us with frothy milk foam over fruity and chocolaty yum!

The Açai Mixed Berry Yogurt Frappuccino® blended beverage combines Açai berry-infused yogurt with bursting pearls that will delight you with the distinct and refreshing notes of mixed berry, finished with a light and creamy milk foam. 

Starbucks Açai Mixed Berry Yogurt Frappuccino

Meanwhile, the Granola Dark Mocha Frappuccino® blended beverage is a marriage of Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino® with rich, chocolate flavors and a tasty blend of hearty cereal. It is topped with creamy milk foam and then sprinkled with a generous topping of crunchy granola and chunks of mixed fruits.

Starbucks Granola Dark Mocha Frappuccino

These two handcrafted beverages are so colorful and good for your #SelfieGoals and #FeedGoals.

“Our customers can look forward to refreshing new tastes and ingredients that haven’t been featured before such as the crunchy granola toppings and Açai berry-infused yogurt. These two new Frappuccino® blended beverages are artfully handcrafted with its fun layers and textures making it the perfect beverages to have this season,”
said Keith Cole, head of marketing for Starbucks Philippines.

Starbucks also has new blends that deliver the flavors of the world in each cup. Starbucks Africa Kitamu® gives a wonderful introduction to the bright and juicy flavors that define coffee from Africa. This blend is perfect whether served hot or over ice and is made by combining East African beans that are known for their refreshing citrus and floral flavors. Starbucks Reserve® Guatemala Santa Isabel, on the other hand, is distinguished by fragrant aromas and pronounced sweetness with notes of tamarind, caramel, and chocolate. For those looking for coffee with sweet herbal spice notes, Starbucks Reserve® Eastern D.R. Congo Lake Kivu is the one you’re looking for. Its orange acidity, also makes each cup more compelling.


To complement your favorite handcrafted beverages, Starbucks also has a new line of delectable and filling meals. With hearty tuna flakes, mozzarella cheese and sliced hard-boiled eggs served on whole wheat bread, Tuna Dill on Whole Wheat Bread, is the perfect option for a quick lunch or snack.

For a savory take on crepe, you’ll surely enjoy Bacon and Mushroom on Dutch Crepe—soft, chewy, and sweet Dutch crepe filled with honey cured bacon and sliced mushrooms. 

For those with a sweet tooth, the Belgian Chocolate Chip Cake is the best way to satiate your chocolate craving. This returning favorite is made with layers of vanilla sponge cake with chocolate chips, milk chocolate ganache, and frosted Belgian milk chocolate with mini chocolate chip cookies on the sides. Starbucks is also serving up a beloved Italian dessert with its own take on Tiramisu, sponge cake soaked in Starbucks Coffee, layered with a light and airy filling made from mascarpone, egg yolks, and cream.

To have a taste of these new and limited offerings, visit any Starbucks store near you starting July 25.

Starbucks Card celebrates four years of rewards

2017 Starbucks Pilipinas Card

On July 25 to July 27, Starbucks cardholders can earn double stars with every purchase of any featured beverage when they pay in full using their Starbucks card.Top up your card with P1,500 from July 28 to 30, they'll get three bonus beverage stars.

The newest 2017 Edition Pilipinas Starbucks card is inspired by the coffee aroma moving through the air and depicted in graceful patterns and fluid movements like folk dances that symbolize the Filipino culture. The card is available for an initial consumable load amount of P300, but if you load this exclusive card with atleast P1,500 from July 28 to 30, you'll get a free Venti handcrafted beverage.


About Starbucks Philippines

December 4, 1997, the Philippines had its first taste of the Starbucks Experience with its very first branch at the 6750 Ayala Building in Makati City. Starbucks has since won the hearts of the Filipinos. The opening of the 6750 Ayala store marked an important milestone in our history – the Philippines became the third market to open outside North America. The tradition of warm hospitality, constant need for connection, and love for coffee – these are the qualities that make Starbucks Coffee and the Filipino people a great culture fit.

To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.ph

About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com

July 13, 2017

National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo

The 24th National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo (NRCE) is all set to provide retailers with tips and solutions on how to prepare for the fast-changing digital age with this year’s theme “Future-Proofing Retail.” This project will be staged at the SM Mall of Asia Complex from August 10 to 11.

This will be the biggest and most important retail event in the country! The NRCE will feature talks and panel discussions from industry experts and personalities led by Leyte Representative and TV personality Lucy Torres-Gomez, Senator Sonny Angara, and Rustan Supercenters CEO Irwin Lee as keynote speakers for the two-day conference.

Topics of the conference will cover new trends in the retailing, branding design, future of shopping malls, creating niche in diverse market, online retailing, fashion retailing, impact of music in the marketplace, food retailing, and engaging the millennial consumers.

Confirmed speakers and presenters include FILSCAP Vice president and noted TV personality and musician Jim Paredes, Zalora CEO Paolo Campos, Google Philippines Marketing Manager Gabby Roxas, Springtime Design Limited Creative and Managing Director Chris Dingcong, and Organization Development Advisor Susan Grace Rivera.

Two panels composed of young and upcoming retailers such as Apartment 8 President Sheira Lim, Sunnies Café Finance Director Eric Dee Jr., and Genki Sushi Owner Eric Teng will discuss the new generation of retailers and food retail as mall anchors.

New for this year’s NRCE is the launch of the Supermarket Track dedicated to supermarkets and food retailers which will discuss modern retailing with a responsive Departement of Trade, spatial planning, and supermarket trends in Asia Pacific.

NRCE 2017 Overall Chairman Lorenzo Formoso says, “This year’s event aims to create a deepter understanding of modern retail as well as open more opportunities for partnerships and networking,”
Back to back with the conference is the only focused and dedicated retail suppliers’ expo showcasing the “tools for global retailing” from over 100 exhibitors offering products and solutions for the retail industry such as Retail Solutions, E-Commerce & M-Commerce, Shop Fittings & Store Designs, Digital Marketing, Commercial and Real Estate Developers, Web Developers, Non-traditional Advertising, Financial Services, Storage and Distribution, HR Solutions, and Billboard Locations among others.

Stores Asia Expo, which is the biggest in the Philippines and is one of the longest running retails suppliers’ expo in Asia, expects to draw more than 3,000 visitors and decision makers from the retail and related industries.

The NRCE 2017 is supported by The SM Store, PLDT Alpha, Wilcon Depot as Platinum sponsors; Robinsons Malls, Ayala Malls, Araneta Center Inc. --- Gold; Hitachi Solutions Phils.--- Silver; Bench, Celine, Penshoppe---Bronze;  Sportshouse, Shangri0la Plaza, Goldilocks, BMI Research ---Sponsors; Philippine Airline ---- Official carrier; Philippine Star---Official Newspaper; Business World----Official Media partner; ANC----Official Network; Re-set---Official Creative Agency; Crimsonberry---Official Social Media partner; Fascn8---Digital Advertising partner; Talkshop Asia @Radyo Inquirer---Multimedia partner; Philippine Daily Inquirer---Media partner; Rich Brand Graphix, Inc., and Heritage Multi Office Products, Inc. as expo sponsor, and WGSN as session sponsor.

For registration, sponsorship, and exhibit inquiries, please contact the PRA Executive Secretariat at 6874180, 6874181, 6874985, or email: marketing@philretailers.com, specialprojects@philretailers.com, or visit www.nrce-ph.com.

Press release from Mae Sanchez of Primer Group of Companies
bride of the water god on iflix

To all K-Drama addicts out there, iflix is thrilled to announce that The Bride of Habaek is now available for streaming! New episodes will be available weekly every Thursday and Friday on iflix, within 24 hours of their television broadcast in Korea.

The Bride of Habaek is a South Korean television drama spin-off of the widely popular 2006 comic book series, Bride of the Water God by Yoon Mi-kyung. Directed by Kim Byung Soo and starring Korean heartthrobs Nam Joo-Hyuk, Shin Sae-Kyeong, Gong Myung and Krystal, the fantasy drama follows an unlikely romance between a human and a supernatural water god. Habaek (Nam Joo-Hyuk) descends down to Earth to meet his human bride, So-Ah (Shin Sae Kyeong) - a neuropsychiatrist who sacrifices herself as a bride for the sake of her village. Set in modern Seoul, the highly anticipated K-drama reimagines fantasy elements from the original manhwa. 

bride of the water god

The Bride of Habaek joins iflix’s extensive library of popular and highly-acclaimed Korean drama, including Secret GardenGoblinThe Legend of the Blue SeaScent of a WomanPrincess HoursPrince Hours and many more, making iflix the premiere destination for the best of Korean entertainment.

Now, K-drama fans can stay up to date with the latest K-drama craze, with new episodes uploaded on iflix weekly. Thanks iflix for bringing only the best and most highly anticipated shows for your subscribers!

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary one-month trial with full access to its service, features and content. Go to www.iflix.com, or download the app from the Google Play or Apple App Store to register.

July 12, 2017

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's New Mexican Chocolate beverages

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is giving us a whole new chocolate experience with their newest selection of Mexican Chocolate beverages!

Experience a familiar warmth in the rich goodness of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®’s Mexican Hot Chocolate (Small, Php 150; Regular, Php 165; Large Php 180), or enjoy it with premium espresso as Mexican Chocolate Latte (Small, Php 150; Regular, Php 165; Large Php 180). But for a true fiesta of flavors and textures, have it prepared in the way it was first created by the brand—as a Mexican Chocolate Ice Blended® beverage (Regular, Php 165; Large, Php 180).

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's New Mexican Chocolate beverages

These new drinks will be officially available at all The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® stores nationwide the following day on July 10, 2017.

For more information, LIKE The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® (Philippines) on Facebook, FOLLOW @CBTLPH @BREWPH on Instagram and Twitter, and SUBSCRIBE to brewyourbestyear.com. Indicated prices may vary in airport locations.