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By: Newsweek and The International Investor Confirming the Philippines’ investment grade rating in February 2022, agency Fitch noted the country’s strong growth and external buffers, and forecast growth accelerating to 7% in 2023. This strong macroeconomic backdrop is powering the expansion of the retail sector, which is expected to rise 11.7% between 2022 and 2026, […]

Upson transitions to reusable shopping bags

By: Rachelle C. Paunlagui Upson is fully transitioning to reusable bags, eliminating single-use plastic and paper bag packaging across our Octagon, Micro Valley, and Gadget King stores. “We recognize the need for businesses to help address the challenges facing our world today including global issues such as single-use packaging” said Arlene Sy, President and CEO. […]

Upson adds Sodexo to accepted payment methods

By: Rachelle C. Paunlagui Customers can now use Sodexo digital vouchers when shopping in all our retail stores nationwide. “At Upson, we bring choices and options—all in service of the Filipino. That includes offering customers even more ways to pay,” said Arlene Sy, President and CEO. “Sodexo is a leader in corporate gifting and employee […]

Upson adjusts IPO to Q1 2023

Leading retailer of IT products in the Philippines Upson International Corp. (Upson) adjusted its initial public offering to the first quarter of 2023. Upson, which offers its retail products through its stores Octagon Computer Superstore, Micro Valley, and Gadget King, initially intended to have its shares listed by October of this year. The company intends […]

Partner Spotlight: Brother Philippines

By: Rachelle C. Paunlagui Today we are celebrating the grand opening of our newest concept store in Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro. The 69-square meter store is dedicated entirely to the full product suite of Brother, including a wide range of printers, labeling systems, scanners, sewing machines, and more.   For our first partner spotlight, […]

Upson secures SEC approval

Upson International Corp. (Upson), the country’s largest retailer of information technology products, has secured the pre-effective clearance from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch its initial public offering (IPO). The SEC approved Upson’s offer and sale of up to 888,157,800 common shares, comprised of up to 789,473,600 primary shares, and up to 98,684,200 […]

Upson achieves new milestone, opens 200th store in Mindoro

  Upson International Corp. (Upson), the country’s largest retailer of information technology (IT) products, recently launched its 200th store with the opening of the newest Octagon Computer Superstore in Pinamalayan, Mindoro. This newest retail store occupies a corner lot in a roadside location within the town proper, offering a retail space of 180 square meters. […]