SM opens new Savemore store in General Santos

(28 February 2014, Pasay City, Philippines)   SM Retail Inc., the department and food stores operator of SM Investments Corporation, has further expanded into Southern Philippines with the opening of Savemore Market General Santos. Aside from Savemore, SM is present in the city through its mall, SM City General Santos which opened in 2012. 

The new Savemore Market is the 94th store in the country. The new Savemore Market Gensan is located along Nunez st., Purok Malakas, Barangay San Isidro. In Southern Philippines, SM operates 39 Hypermarkets, 94 Savemore stores and 39 SM Supermarkets.

 “We continue to expand aggressively in key areas of the country, taking into consideration the steady population growth and shifting preferences of the market,” Savemore Market President Jojo Tagbo said. 

SM Food Retail has three store formats, SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket and Savemore that offer products and services which focus on quality, affordability and convenience. Savemore is SM’s fast expanding vehicle for introducing organized retail in areas where there is either a limited offer of products or none at all. It offers quick and convenient shopping, complete basic merchandise, and a wide array of services.  Savemore also offers SM Bonus items which give great value as well as various promos and discounts like Buy One Get One, SWIPE, Valuepack, and Yellow Tag.

The friendly staff and crew practice food safety and are equipped with hygienic gear as they carry out free services like coconut grating, seafood cleaning, meat and poultry deboning, and fruit carving.

Services like bills payment, Western Union money transfer, and a Watsons pharmacy also emphasize Savemore as a one-stop-shop destination. Quick bites are also available from Savemore’s tenants such as Master Siomai, Takuyaki, Waffle Time, Buko Juan, and Porky Best. Soon to open are Memo Express, and Mary Pauline Salon.

Savemore Market opens at Nuñez st., Purok Malakas, Brgy. San Isidro, General Santos City

Fresh fruits are made available every day.

Exclusive perks and privileges await SM Advantage, BDO Rewards, and Prestige card holders.

SM Supermarket President Joey Mendoza and Savemore Market President Jojo Tagbo a few moments before opening Savemore Market GenSan for the very first time.  

For more information, please contact:

SM Food Retail Marketing Communications:

Frances Crisol –; 0917-5305636

Olivier Guevara –; 0915-3235525

Date: Friday, February 28, 2014