Metro Retail Stores Group
|Traded as||PSE: MRSGI|
|Predecessor||White Gold Department Store|
|Headquarters||Mandaue, Cebu, Philippines|
Number of locations
|46 stores (2015)|
Number of employees
|Parent||Vicsal Development Corporation|
According to a 2014 report by Euromonitor, Metro is the largest operator of department stores and hypermarkets in the Visayas region, as well as the second largest supermarket operator according to retail sales value.
In the 1970s, Modesta Gaisano established White Gold Department Store in Cebu City. After her death in 1981, her five sons - David, Stephen, Henry, Victor and John, pursued their respective business interests by operating their respective retail operations.
Victor Gaisano and his wife, Sally, founded the Metro Retail Stores Group in 1982 with the establishment of the Metro Gaisano Department Store and Supermarket. The group expanded to major cities outside Cebu by opening stores in key cities in Central, Western and Eastern Visayas, as well as in Central Luzon, Metro Manila and South Luzon.
|Food Avenue||Food dining outlet|
|Metro Gourmet||Gourmet food shop / dining outlet|||
- Lazo, Kristyn Nika (11 October 2015). "Gaisano's Metro Retail to open 7 stores". The Manila Times. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
- "Metro Retail Stores marks corporate milestone with IPO". The Philippine Star. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
- Gonzales, Iris (25 November 2015). "Metro Retail bucks bearish market in debut". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 9 April 2016.