Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Parco Supermarket in Taguig

In an earlier post, I pointed out that apart from Metro Gaisano located within Market! Market! and S&R Membership Shopping, there appears to be a dearth of groceries in Taguig.

Unbeknownst to me (and many thanks to Ryan, one of the visitors of my blog who pointed it out to me), Parco Supermarket opened in Gen. Luna St., Ususan, Taguig last December 2010. Here's how Parco Supermarket describes itself in its website:

A few steps away from your doorway. A few pesos cheaper than your other supermarket. A few feet more elbow room. A few more choices than your typical grocery store. A few days fresher than your wet market vendor. A few rides more convenient. A few more smiles. A few more extra miles to serve you better. 
At Parco Supermarket, we don't like to toot our own horn. We're not a huge company or part of a conglomerate out to rule the world. We're a simple family-run business just trying to take a few extra steps to make your shopping experience a little less painful and a little more convenient.
So look out your window. We're that little store around the corner. Come on over. You're always welcome here.

I set out last Sunday to find out where exactly Parco is so I could check it out. The good news is, there's ample parking.

The grocery is mid-sized, approximately the size of a typical Rustan's Expresslane grocery. Unlike Rustan's, however, it doesn't target the A-B crowd.  However, it does have all the usual goods for everyday needs. Plus, the aisles are fairly wide and when I went last Sunday, it wasn't crowded. Maybe it's because it wasn't a payday weekend?

It even has a fresh fruits, vegetables and meat section though the selection wasn't that extensive.

This, together with the soon-to-open Puregold Taguig, will help serve Taguig's 613,343 residents (as of the 2007 census, so this should be way bigger now) so that Metro Gaisano Supermarket doesn't get too crowded, especially on weekends.

I am, however, still holding out for an SM Hypermart/Waltermart-type grocery in OBGC (or Outside Bonifacio Global City) Taguig.  C'mon guys, hurry up and set up shop here in Taguig!


  1. Glad I could help you find out about Parco!

    Do you have any idea when Puregold will be open?

    As for SM, my suspicion is that the large complex they're building next to the ramp going down from BGC is a Hypermart, but I can't tell for sure. Any idea what that construction site is for?

  2. Per this post in skyscrapercity.com, it's supposedly for the "Taguig Civic Center". Dunno how true:

  3. Oops, it looks like it might be SM, and not just a hypermart. check this thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1217321&page=9