Robinsons Retail, Smart, and PayMaya explore opportunities for synergy for 2018

From L-R:  Raymund Villanueva, Head of PayMaya Issuing; Lawrence Ferrer, VP and Country Head – Domestic Business PayMaya;  Precy Katigbak – Department Head/ VP Wireless Key Accounts - Smart; Alex Caeg – Consumer Development Head of PLDT & Smart; Robina Gokongwei-Pe, President and COO, Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc.; Thelma Roxas-Jacob, General Manager of Ministop; Johnson Go, General Manager of Robinsons Department Store; and Jody Gadia, General Manager of Robinsons Supermarket.

With an optimistic outlook for further partnerships in the future, Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., Smart, and PayMaya conducted a business review of 2017 and discussed plans for next year last December 15, 2017. During the meeting, the companies shared various prospects and opportunities for synergy in retail and information technology.

For the past years, Robinsons Retail has been in partnership with Smart through Robinsons Business Center, Robinsons Supermarket and South Star Drug, while PayMaya has been offering its services through Robinsons Business Center. In November 2017, Robinsons Retail formats; namely Ministop, Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, and Topman, Topshop, G2000, Dorothy Perkins and Warehouse; launched PayMaya’s QR-based payment system in a number of its stores to promote cashless transactions. Robinsons Inc. was also awarded as PayMaya’s Fastest Growing Partner for 2017.

Gina Salgado, VP for RDS- Business Center, receives award for RRHI as the Fastest Growing Partner in 2017 during Handaang Pinoy: The Annual Partners Thanksgiving of PayMaya held last December 4, 2017 in Fairmont Hotel, Makati.

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