MARKETPLACE by Rustan’s Festive Walk Mall Iloilo Opening Oct 5

Rustans marketplace - MARKETPLACE by Rustan's Festive Walk Mall Iloilo Opening Oct 5

According to a response sent from Rustan’s Facebook page, the MARKETPLACE by Rustan’s Festive Walk Mall Iloilo is opening Oct 5, 2018. I was excited as a hog in mud when I received the news. My lovely asawa and I had been to a Rustan’s Marketplace in Cebu City years ago.  However, I’ve been “patiently” waiting for Rustan’s opening at the Festive Walk Mall for months now. Photo credit:

Nevertheless, first off, a huge THANK YOU to Rustan’s Marketplace for their quick response to my query. I sent a message to Rustan’s through my wife’s Facebook account. Frankly, I was amazed to see their prompt response. I’ve sent messages and e-mail to other companies in the Philippines before, with many of them never responding at all.

rustans - MARKETPLACE by Rustan's Festive Walk Mall Iloilo Opening Oct 5

MARKETPLACE by Rustans Festive Walk Mall Iloilo Opening Oct 5 - MARKETPLACE by Rustan's Festive Walk Mall Iloilo Opening Oct 5

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Founded in 1970, according to Rustan’s Supermarket website. Rustan’s Supermarket is a pioneer in modern grocery retailing having introduced many innovations that are still being imitated to this day.

Purchased by Robinsons Retail Holding, Inc. when it acquired the Rustan’s Supermarket chain earlier this year.

From introducing groundbreaking promotions, to sourcing quality products from all over the world, defining to a large extent, the very concept of modern food retailing.

Rustan’s Supermarket also carries exclusive brands such as Casino and Waitrose alongside other well-known international brands.

That’s what I liked about the Rustan’s Supermarket in Cebu City, the wide variety of international brands that I can’t find in Guimaras, our home province, or nearby Iloilo City.

Sure, I can find international brands at S&R in Iloilo, but we never renewed our annual membership there. At Rustan’s, I won’t have to pay to shop and no one will delay us by checking all of the items we just purchased, like at S&R.

The market in Cebu was certainly upscale however the prices are on a par with SM City Supermarket in nearby Iloilo City where we do the bulk of our shopping.

Like a lot of folks, I love shopping at new places, especially new supermarkets. I’ll be sure to report on the MARKETPLACE by Rustan’s Festive Walk Mall Iloilo Opening on Oct 5.

Author: The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 19 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.