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Consumerism leads to cultural transformation


In its report “State of the World 2013,” Worldwatch Institute asks: “Is Sustainability Still Possible?”

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

How SM combines mainstream media and social media to make a splash

AMBASSADOR Harry Thomas (seated) and Ben Chan (third from right) with guests Mons Romulo, Korina Sanchez Roxas, Willie Revillame,Dingdong Dantes, Richard Gomez, John Estrada and Mithi Aquino. At right, Chan’s garden all set for the dinner of select friends. INQSnap this page to view more photos! PHOTO BY MIGUEL PASTOR AND THELMA SAN JUAN

Over dinner last week, we finally got the full story on how Rajo Laurel and friends got to hook up with Sarah Jessica Parker when the style icon visited Manila a month ago for the SM Aura Premier opening and to do the SM Love to Shop campaign.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Preference for ‘pretty’ produce contributes to $1-trillion annual loss


At a recent meeting of the United Nations Environment Program (Unep) at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, hundreds of high-ranking government officials dined on food rejected by supermarkets in the United Kingdom because it was not pretty enough for their customers.

Posted: April 17th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

A good year to grow–and to give consumers more of what they want

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LISA Macuja Elizalde

Riding the wave of optimism that the start of 2013 is bringing, retailers in fashion, food and consumer products are all set to grow. Seems like the more forward-thinking entrepreneurs are consolidating the lessons learned from last year—especially about the habits and nuances of their respective core markets—and making sure that their loyal buyers keep buying.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »