This years’ convention gathered more than 4,000 Royalty members for the first half of the year from all over Cebu and Negros Occidental Region. With the theme, “Palarong Pambansa sa Prince Hypermart”, it promotes camaraderie among Royalty members while creating fun through sports and intramural activities all throughout the day.
This year’s convention kicked off in Cebu gathering more than 2,000 Royalty members from all over Cebu branches and participated by 25 suppliers. It was held in IC3 Convention Center, Mabolo Cebu City last April 13-14. The two-day event was full of fun and surprises from exhibits to bundling’s; games and raffle prizes; contests and celebrity appearances of Kapamilya star and IPI endorser Jodi Sta. Maria together with Kaye Abad – Castillo and Paul Jake Castillo.
The excitement never stops as we brought the festival in Bacolod City last June 9 where we gathered a total of 2,325 Royalties from Sagay, Silay, Talisay, Bago, La Carlota, Hinigaran, and Himamaylan in SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City. It was supported by 23 exhibitors like Unilever, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Virginia, Colgate-Palmolive, Wellmade, Century Pacific, Monde, and IPI.
The day started with Zumba sponsored by Del Monte Philippines and the program was officially opened with torch lighting by our Supply Chain Director, Ms. Rina Janine Sy Go together with Ms. Lycar Flores from Unilever Phils., Mr. Melvin Sequina of J&J Phils., and Mr. Manuel Parroco of NS1, Nestle Phils.
It was a great start for the 1st half of the year in keeping the ball rolling for the success of the upcoming conventions on September that will take place in Leyte Academic Center, Palo Leyte, and on November in Butuan City.
The Sari Sari Store Festival is an annual gathering of all Royalty members across all Prince Hypermart branches. Every year, Prince Retail Group of Companies has four major regional Royalty Annual Conventions held in their respective regions such as in Cebu for Cebu branches, Bacolod for Negros Occidental branches, Tacloban for Leyte-Samar branches, and Butuan for North and East Mindanao branches. – Hershey S. Herrera