Pet Lovers Centre opens first store in the Philippines
Robina Y. Gokongwei-Pe, RRHI President & CEO (center in yellow) with Pet Lovers Centre Philippines executives and officers.
Singapore-based Pet Lovers Centre (PLC) made its debut in the Philippines through a franchise license agreement with Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. The first store is located in Robinsons Galleria and it opened last October 19, 2018.
Stanley Co and PLC Philippines Managers with (far right) Whye Hoe Ng, PLC Managing Director, and Tekson Teo, PLC Franchise Director, in Singapore.
Façade of the first PLC store in Manila.
The pet retail and service chain was founded by David and Robert Ng in 1973 and is the biggest of its kind in Singapore. At present, it has a network of over a hundred stores spread across Southeast Asia. The Manila store features exclusive labels such as Trustie, along with selections from local and international brands. It also has a section dedicated to aquarium hobbyists, featuring tropical fish, ornamental shrimp, freshwater aquatic plants, and nano-tanks. The wide assortment of food and accessories caters to a variety of pets, which each item specifically manufactured to suit their needs.
“The Philippines is a pet-loving country. We are proud to carry the banner of Pet Lovers Centre here because it has an exceptional track record in Singapore and other Asian countries. We want to bring in the same level of quality and product diversity into the local pet care industry,” said Stanley Co, General Manager of Pet Lovers Centre Philippines.
With the tagline “All Pets, All Passion,” PLC also advocates for responsible pet ownership and greater awareness in pet care. It is part of the World Pet Association, which is the oldest non-profit trade organization in the pet industry.
“More and more owners are learning to make better choices for their pets. This growing mindfulness about animal welfare and quality of life is where we see PLC addressing a specific market need in the Philippines,” Co remarked.