If we talk about membership shopping of imported products in bulk, we know that S&R has monopoly over this. S&R can be labeled Costco of the Philippines for sure and I personally love shopping there. But what if a new player comes into the market?
LANDERS SUPERSTORE is the newest premium store for membership shopping, which carries both local and international brands with products sold mostly by bulk. In short, it’s EXACTLY like S&R!
They are both HUGE and have almost the same look and feel (However, Landers being new, can be considered a well improved version with more modern design);
They are selling similar products (S&R has a bit more because they have been in business longer, but Landers is catching up really quickly);
They serve the same kind of food in their diner (American favourites – huge pizza, chicken, hotdogs),
And well, basically operate the same way!
To be honest, I like the idea of promoting healthy competition because it will encourage the players to innovate and give their best to their customers. With Landers challenging the scene, S&R must keep innovating and maybe bring in more products to keep its leadership. That’s great for us, isn’t it? 🙂
In the meantime, I am excited to see what Landers has to offer and how it can change the membership shopping experience, hopefully making it a more enjoyable one!
P.S. I just wish they start expanding soon to more accessible locations! Their first branch in Balintawak is just WAY TOO FAR AND INACCESSIBLE for us Southerners. 🙁
These are just some of my favourite goodies from my Landers shopping experience:
Happy shopping! 🙂
Always a Hoarder,