Where shopping for food is always a pleasure, Rustan’s Fresh Supermarket once again makes the grocery experience all the more fun and exciting for its customers. Continuing its strong tradition of innovation, excellent customer service, and offering quality products, Rustan’s Supermarket in Ayala Center Cebu will be moving to Basement 1 of the mall’s new expansion wing starting August 9.
Designed by international retail artist Shozu Nitta, the new and bigger world-class 2,800 sqm store will redefine supermarket shopping with a wider selection of specialty and gourmet items, sought-after international assortment, and homegrown varieties—geared to impress the most discerning of palates.
“We have waited a while for the perfect location to open a bigger branch in Cebu” says Donnie V. Tantoco, President and CEO of Rustan Supercenters. “We are overwhelmed with the response of our customers demand for premium, high quality food only Rustan’s Supermarket can offer and it is our pleasure to serve the Cebuanos in a bigger and more beautiful store. We intend to keep growing and expanding to meet their lifestyle needs keeping in mind that they will be able to enjoy the wide range of imported and local favorites as well as exotic and seasonal premium products that our team has meticulously sourced from all over the world.”
With the promise of providing a world-class shopping experience, the new store’s modern interiors features wider aisles filled with exclusive specialty brands including Stonewall Kitchen, Waitrose, Casino, Casale and D’alla Costa, and local artisan cheese from the Malagos Farmhouse in Davao.
“From humble beginnings in 1970 to when we first opened in Cebu in 1985, Rustan’s Supermarket has come a long way from what used to be just a supermarket. It has evolved into a food haven with innovative in-store concepts” adds Tantoco, referring to the store’s latest addition to its food service, Gourmet-to-Go, a station of guilt-free, low-calorie dishes for the health-conscious, and the fresh pasta bar, both firsts in Cebu.
Wine lovers are sure to raise their glasses to an expanded collection of exquisite wines from refined appellation. Come to discover France and Bordeaux’ famous vineyard regions — Medoc, Saint Julien, Margaux, Pauillac, and Saint Emilion, roam around Rhone with Hermitage and Chateauneuf du Pape, explore Burgundy with Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges. Travel to other countries with a wide variety of wines that will grace the shelves of the store including selections from known brands like Waitrose, Seignouret Freres, J. Bouchon, Club des Sommeliers and more, exclusively available at Rustan’s Supermarket.
The supermarket’s celebrated Fresh Section houses an impressive assortment of organic and specialty products which makes it the preferred choice for fresh meat and produce.
Completing the gourmet shopping experience is a bountiful variety of specialty cheeses from all over the world with a traditional deli and charcuterie counter that can rival the choices of other popular delicatessens in the city, all integrated inside the store.
Rustan’s Supermarket brims with cordial customer service staff ready to answer inquiries on their feet complemented with a good number of check-out counters to facilitate large crowds and premium food stalls to satisfy after-shopping cravings.
Vice-President Manuel Alberto expounds on what shoppers can expect in the new store, “On top of the personalized and sincere friendly service that our personnel are known to provide, we are happy to introduce specialized services that will make shopping more pleasurable, such as Wine Specialists for food pairing suggestions and Personal Shoppers to help customers find the best and latest offers.”
Set to launch its new and improved store on August 9, 2014, Cebuanos are up for a treat with special opening offers on fresh items such as Buy One Take One Wagyu Beef Burger and Imported Beef Shortribs, Buy One Take 500g on Australian Lambchops, Chicken Leg Quarters, Pork Belly Grill Cut, and Seedless Crimson Grapes from the USA to name a few. Visit the store for more exciting promos that will run until August 18.
Rustan’s Supermarket has 19 branches nationwide. In Cebu, it is located at the Paseo Arcenas Estate in Banawa and Basement 1 of the New Expansion Wing of Ayala Center Cebu and is open daily from 8 am-9 pm and 9 am-9pm respectively. For more info, contact (032) 262 6201 (Banawa), (032) 238 1130 (Ayala), or visit www.rustansfresh.com, www.facebook.com/RustansFresh and @RustansFresh on Twitter and Instagram. (press release)
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