Robinsons Retail Appoints Stanley Co as Managing Director for Supermarket Segment


Jody S. Gadia (L) and Stanley C. Co (R)


The Board of Directors of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI) announces the appointment of Stanley C. Co as Managing Director of RRHI’s Supermarket Segment, composed of banners Robinsons Supermarket, The Marketplace, Shopwise, Robinsons Easymart, and No Brand, effective October 1, 2021. He will be succeeding Justiniano “Jody” S. Gadia, who will be retiring as Managing Director on September 30, 2021. Gadia will continue to be part of RRHI on an advisory role.

Prior to his retirement, Gadia fulfilled pivotal leadership positions in Universal Robina Corporation for 10 years and RRHI over the last 19 years, and served as the head of RRHI’s Supermarket Segment for 16 years.

Co has been with RRHI for 18 years. He served as the Group General Manager for the DIY Segment of RRHI before being appointed Deputy Managing Director of the Supermarket Segment on March 1, 2021.


Co completed his Masters in Business Administration from the De La Salle University in 2003 and his undergraduate studies in Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Economics from the University of Sto. Tomas in 1998.


“Stanley comes well-prepared to take over the helm of RRHI Supermarket Segment. His 18 years of outstanding performance in the Do-it-Yourself cluster of RRHI provide him with the strong fundamentals and quiet confidence to transition to the supermarket group. His having imbibed the RRHI values of diligence, entrepreneurial mindset, integrity, stewardship and passion for excellence will serve him in good stead as he continues to lead the Supermarket Segment to greater heights,” said Gadia.


“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the Supermarket Segment towards omnichannel retailing and for our banners to become the customers’ stores of choice. With the dynamic nature of retail and the disruptions brought about by COVID-19, there is much room for further innovation in the business to make shopping safe, convenient, and delightful for both our offline and online customers. We are building upon the foundations built from Mr. Jody’s brilliant career in RRHI, and it has truly been an honor to work with someone who is so passionate, progressive and transparent,” said Co.


“Robinsons Retail has long been a part of the everyday lives of our shoppers, where we constantly strive for our banners to be reliable and trusted partners that meets their needs. Jody and Stanley have been instrumental in many of our achievements as a multi-format retailer, and with Stanley’s solid track record as a manager, I believe that he will continue Jody’s legacy in paving the Supermarket Segment’s path towards more milestones and new frontiers for growth. I would also like to thank Jody for his years of service in RRHI and wish him well on his retirement, and we look forward to him joining us as an adviser,” said Robina Gokongwei Pe, RRHI President and CEO.   

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