Saturday, May 4, 2013

Wellcome at McKinley Hill

In my quest for groceries in Taguig, I stumbled upon one called Wellcome:

It's located in the ground floor of Megaworld's Stamford Executive Residences, which lies within the McKinley Hill area. There's parking along the building and in a small parking area in front, but it's not free - they charge Php 30.00 pesos.

According to Wikipedia, Wellcome "is a supermarket chain owned by Jardine Matheson Holdings via its Dairy Farm subsidiary. The Wellcome supermarket chain is one of the two largest supermarket chains in Hong Kong."  Based on reports, Jardine Matheson Holdings partnered with (and purchased shares in) Rustan's Supercenters, Inc., which operates Shopwise and Rustan's supermarkets.

The Wellcome branch in McKinley Hill is not big. It's comparable in size to Rustan's Fresh in Greenbelt 1 or a Puregold Jr.-type of grocery.

There are only about 11 aisles which are a bit narrow. The selection limited. In other words, it's for everyday needs, sort of like a bigger 7-11.

I learned from the staff that they only opened last April 12. And when I was there, the aircon wasn't working so let's just say I made my way out fast.

When I first moved to Taguig 3 years ago, one of my main complaints was the lack of supermarkets (apart from the one inside Market! Market! and S&R). As a result, I've tried to keep track of groceries which have opened since then, in various parts of Taguig. Here are the others I found:

Puregold Taguig near Taguig City Hall

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