No less than HE UK Ambassador Asif Ahmad led Manila’s big welcome for classic UK brand Tesco, the largest retailer and purveyor of Britain’s favorite food items and lifestyle brand, at SM Supermarket Aura.
Ahmad and Tesco Senior Commercial Manager for International Retail Luke Elliot shared the honor of carrying out the UK brand’s traditional cake cutting ceremony at every opening. Present to witness the program were SM Markets Vice Chairman Herbert Sy, SM Supermarket President Joey Mendoza, SM Hypermarket President Robert Kwee, and SM VP for Business Development Pascale Jimenez
“I am pleased that many of Britain’s favorite Tesco items are finally available for Filipinos to enjoy,” said Ambassador Ahmad. “In the UK, Tesco is a household name and long established brand. We would like to congratulate SM for successfully bringing Tesco to the Philippines.
Tesco products ranging from snacks, sauces, beverages, baking needs, beans and condiments, to personal care, kitchen items and home aids can now be found on the shelves of select SM Supermarket and SM Hypermarket store as Tesco’s sole distributors.
“We suspected that when we started the journey with SM, that SM and Tesco make a good business match,” enthused Elliott. “We share a lot of values and visions and we both enthusiastic to serve customer markets a little better every day which is something that Tesco is focus on.”
“We’re very proud to exclusively carry great selections of Tesco products as part of our already wide range of offerings,” replied Mendoza. “Tesco is a very practical brand; it’s great, it’s very useful, and affordable to everyone. It will surely be loved by Filipinos and we’re happy to be the only store where people can find their Tesco favorites.
Tesco items are initially available at SM Supermarket Aura, Makati, Megamall A and Megamall B, North EDSA, Southmall, Pampanga and Cebu as well as SM Hypermarket Mall of Asia, Pasig and Clark and North EDSA branches.