Philippine Retailing Magazine Q4 2020 (Digital Edition Only) - Page 29

MESSAGE BOARD

Here are a few comments and messages we received from our PRA members . Please know that we are always here to extend our services to all of you . Thank you for making our jobs meaningful !
It is in the " staying informed " that PRA distinguished itself . The seminars that PRA organized offered ideas and insights and food for thought . PRA has shown that it will play a critical role to help us connect the dots by filling that " staying informed " void .
Please keep up the excellent work . The industry needs PRA more than ever . PRA deserves huge credit ! " When the going gets tough , the tough get going !"... and PRA went into overdrive . Super well done !
Felix Fiechter Target Display
I think the proactive efforts of the Association via the consistent learning series helped in so many ways during the pandemic .
For Retailers , they were given a credible and reliable source of information . For Partners , we were given a venue to help share our experience and potential solutions to pressing retail problems . Early in the pandemic , PRA was one of the truly proactive organizations who stepped up and led many initiatives to promote positivity .
Despite the uncertainties and individual / personal challenges PRA and its active members did not hesitate to reach out to govt , vendors , fellow retailer members / non-members to gather relevant information and shared it selflessly to everyone . From a partner perspective ( AWS ), this is something that we value and really look for associations that we support . This greatly helped us put focus on where our efforts and resources can be channeled for greater impact .
Bernard Chua AWS
The PRA has kept its community of members intact even when business was practically nil for some and struggling was an understated adjective to describe one ' s business status .
They provided ideas / solutions through its communications ( via information dissemination as well as dialogue among members ) & endless online programs . It carried the torch guiding its members through their dark tunnels of uncertain length & proportions towards some simmer of light branching out these tunnels .
The PRA provided some sanity and hope in a tsunami of corporate wreckage and personal damage .
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Steve Cua President , PAGASA
The PRA kept me abreast on the retail landscape during the pandemic
Yayu Javier
Avanza
PRA has been at the forefront of uniting retailers across the country with a shared vision of providing best in-store experience for our customers . Even now during this pandemic , it has led the industry with relevant news and information that would help us ride this challenging times and emerge stronger than ever . Our salute to the leadership and secretariat of PRA for a job well done .
Lawrence Sison Power Mac Center ( Philippines )
PRA has been a blessing and a support system to its members during the pandemic . More than ever , the members have gotten closer with one another virtually through the PRA viber group , where people have been updated about the most crucial information and circumstances . PRA has been a great help to all of us through their evident care and concern .
JV Wong People Ignite
PRA has been most helpful in countless ways as ever , but especially during this pandemic .
Our organization has been a source of meaningful advices from the various zoom presentations . It is also comforting to share notes with companies suffering from the same dilemma we are faced with .
Kudos to you and our amazing team !
Paul Y . Tan
Citistores Inc .
PRA has been in the forefront during the Pandemic taking care of members . Many have benefited from Webinars specially the SME retailers . I myself attended those sessions getting to know how others are doing and keeping ourselves sane during the hard lockdowns . Keeping in touch was truly laudable . Hoping we can have a truly happy new year .
Robert Go Prince Retail
PRA has been critical in helping retailers pivot and adapt to the new normal ; provide hope to the industry in these difficult times ; and represent successfully the sector to other stake-holders & government . PRA has truly been a lifeline and a God-sent .
Thank you Evelyn and the whole PRA team . You have been amazing
Avinash Uttamchandani Newtrends
I have always been proud of being a member of the PRA . It is a world-class organization with a leadership and management that truly care and work for the survival and prosperity of its members .
There is no better test of character than this pandemic . PRA very early on , prescribed the roadmap to survival . These initial discussions helped me set the tone in our organization . This was followed by very relevant webinars and forums . The PRA also provided a support group amidst all the difficulties we are encountering . There is always someone to listen , to advise and even to assist in taking action .
On a national level , PRA provided opportunities for its members to participate in the national agenda of fighting covid such as testing and vaccines .
Peachy Medina Uratex
PRA-VLS helped me learn new key concepts that were vital for navigating thru the very abnormal market scenario . The PRA-TLS was very thought provoking with the insights from thought leaders that challenged us to face our discomfort zone . PRA-LTR has been very inspiring , hearing stories and insights from the experiences and journeys of retailers and retail experts .
Also , working with PRA has helped Retailgate remain relevant in the minds of our market despite the market slowdown . On a personal level , I gained a newfound confidence in being a moderator as well .
Raphael Layosa
Retailgate
Thanks again PRA for all the assistance given this year ! Despite the challenges , you were always here for us to make the best out of this difficult year , thru your labor / DTI updates , webinars , RED and now the vaccine info and other meaningful initiatives .
More power and God bless . A meaningful Christmas to your Team .
Jon Ortiz Toby ’ s Sports