Saturday, September 1, 2012
SM Supermarket in SM City Gensan
From Polomolok, we drove back to General Santos City for a tour inside SM Supermarket Gensan. Located on the ground floor of the newly opened SM City Gensan, SM Supermarket Gensan really impressed everyone in our group.
First of all, we have never seen a supermarket in the Philippines with so much varieties of fishes and shellfishes as SM Supermarket Gensan. This is not totally surprising since Gensan has one of the highest fishing capacity in the country. Fishes come in different colors, shapes and sizes, some of which we have only seen for the first time in SM Supermarket Gensan. If there is one word that best describes their fish products, that would be FRESH! We also liked the artistic way they arranged their fish products. Definitely something that should be replicated in other SM Supermarket in the country.
Secondly, we couldn't believe how cheap their vegetable and fruit products are. Some are even 50% cheaper than prices in Luzon and Visayas. This is mainly attributed to the rich fertile soil in South Cotabato, situated on a relatively typhoon-free area. The result is high quality and cheap agricultural products.
During the tour, the supermarket's manager explained to us the many features and promotional programs of SM Supermarket Gensan. Two keywords surfaced during our discussions: comfort & reward. This only shows how much SM Supermarkets value their customers.
After our short tour, SM Supermarket Gensan treated us with merienda and each of us also got a bag of groceries. See the happy smiles of the participants enjoying each other's company.
Before heading back to the hotel, we stopped by a souvenir store in front of the supermarket to buy GenSan shirts. It was really tough selecting a shirt as they are all very well designed. Other souvenir items include caps, bags and mugs.
SM opened its 45th mall in General Santos City last August 10, 2012. SM Supermarket Gensan was less than a month old when we visited but we noticed that it has already earned the trust of the local consumers. We wish SM Supermarket Gensan more power and we hope that it serves as a role model to other SM Supermarkets in the country. Continue bringing a pleasurable shopping experience to more Filipinos in General Santos City.