Smart shoppers know how important it is to be meticulous in every purchase they make, from basic needs and household goods, to clothing, electronics, and other commodities. Not only should products and services be priced right, they must be of satisfactory quality and give consumers the best value for their hard-earned peso.
In line with its commitment to protect the welfare of its loyal customers and in celebration of World Consumer Rights Day, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Robinsons Supermarket launched Consumer Corner at Robinsons Place Manila last March 15, 2019. The corner was unveiled by by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) officials led by Secretary Ramon Lopez, Consumer Protection Group Undersecretary Atty. Ruth Castelo, Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau Director IV Domingo Tolentino, and Robinsons Supermarket Managing Director Jody Gadia.
The Consumer Corner provides everyday shoppers with ready access to DTI consumer-related information materials, which can help them to make intelligent purchases, and enable them to assert their rights and exercise their responsibilities as consumers.
It will enable shoppers to become more aware of which products are classified as basic commodities and are therefore subjected to SRPs. They will also learn basic consumer rights, including the right to information, right to make choices, and right to receive compensation. The facility also promotes awareness on DTI programs, as well as contact information for consumer complaints.
“Aside from advocating wellness and a healthy lifestyle among our patrons, Robinsons Supermarket is also about espousing smart shopping, especially among families. Our partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, through this Consumer Corner, will hopefully go a long way towards providing our customers with relevant and timely information, empowering them to become more informed and responsible shoppers.” said Mr. Jody Gadia, Managing Director of Robinsons Supermarket.
DTI and Robinsons Supermarket’s Consumer Corner is available in all outlets nationwide. For more information, please visit www.robinsonssupermarket.com.ph or Robinsons Supermarket’s official Facebook page : www.facebook.com/RobSupermarketOfficial.