As the nation continues its mitigation efforts with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Robinsons Supermarket, The Marketplace and Shopwise have been quietly offering support to medical institutions and local communities amidst the coronavirus pandemic through the group’s supply chain-driven initiatives. The company’s supermarket segment has relentlessly looked for creative ways to deliver not only essential goods to nationwide stores, but also personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare institutions and food packs to communities battling the virus.
Addressing the concern of PPE shortages, in coordination with the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, The Marketplace and Shopwise assisted with the importation of N95 masks and their immediate delivery to local hospitals, successfully distributing 14,400 N95 masks to 22 hospitals in Metro Manila.
The Lung Center of The Philippines received 2,000 N95 masks.
(Photo from Left to Right) – Chinese General Hospital received 1,000 N95 masks;
The Medical City Pasig received 1,000 N95 masks.
“We would like to show gratitude to our frontliners and acknowledge their sacrifices during these trying times. We hope that with these simple efforts, we will be able to touch lives and help combat COVID-19,” said Christine Pardinas, Supply Chain Director – Supermarket.
Efforts were not limited to hospitals during Enhanced Community Quarantine. Robinsons Supermarket also supported local communities by lending trucks to the Ateneo de Manila University to deliver much-needed relief goods to beneficiary communities in Novaliches and Caloocan. Most recently, they also helped pick-up 10 tons of squash from local farmers of Sitio, Nueva Ecija. These were being sold at Php5.00/kilo and were bought by the partner university to distribute to their sponsored communities.
“I’m glad that we can leverage our supply chain capabilities through these initiatives, which are also our means of supporting communities and frontliners. The company’s mobile resources were put in good use as they provide excellent service not just to customers but also to communities at large,” said Jody Gadia, Managing Director- RRHI Supermarket Segment.
Robinsons Supermarket’s Mega Distribution Center delivery trucks unload 10 tons of squash at the Ateneo de Manila University.