Metro Retail Stores Grouplaunched its first-ever Metro Gift Registryon September 27 at Metro Alabang Department Store with celebrity & bride-to-be Marian Rivera as Guest of Honor of the event. Thousands of Metro shoppers got a glimpse of the Grand Launch and crowd drawer Marian Riverawho was all smiles during the occasion.
The Grand Launch kicked off with the Gift Ribbon Untying Ceremony which formally opened the Metro Gift Registry Lounge. This wasled by Marian Rivera;Frank Gaisano, Metro Retail Stores Group Chairman & CEO;Jasper Tiu, Vice President of Peerless Lion (makers of Hana Shampoo);Francis Moral, COO of TridharmaMarketing (distributor of Kopiko Café Blanca); DJ Kim, Samsung Philippines Business Unit Director for Digital Appliances; and Anna Marie Periquet, Metro Vice President for Corporate Affairs and concurrent Project Proponent of the Metro Gift Registry.
The Metro Gift Registry is the country’s only gift registry that boasts of an electronic registry system process and electronic catalogue. At the grand launch, the Gift Registry Consultants demonstrated to Marian Riverathe Gift Registry Systems Process Flow through an LCD Pedestal. The Metro Gift Registry boasts of a wide selection of gift items for all occasions from weddings, to bridal showers, to baptisms and baby showers, to housewarming and even special occasions such as graduations, debuts and corporate events. Gift items includeWine and Dine for the Home, Love My Kitchen, Sweet Dreams for the Bedroom, Bath Essentials, Decorate and Celebrate for the Home and Office, Baby Wishlist, Travel Getaway, and Gadgets and Appliances. The Metro Gift Registry also offers a Personalize It services menuthat includes embroidery, engraving, glass etching and stationery printing. Other services offered at the Metro Gift Registry are Events and Celebrations Management, Financial Consultancy, Bridal Wear designed by in-house designers, and many more.
The main event of the Grand Launch includeds bridal wear fashion show featuring the bridal collection of Haute Lifestyle by Shiera Lim and Krugarant by Baby Lim; and a resort wear fashion show featuring Nautilus, Metro’s very own line of resort wear.
The surprise bridal shower for bride-to-be Marian Rivera was capped by the unveiling of over 25 bridal shower gifts from Metro Gift Registry, Metro Department Store and brand sponsors. Marian Rivera was also presented with her very own Metro Rewards Card.
The ecstatic bride-to-be, Marian Rivera took to the stage to acknowledge Metro Department Store for hosting a bridal shower on her honor. She also thanked Metro and the numerous brand sponsorsfor their generous support.
Located in Metro’s four premiere stores namely; Metro Ayala Cebu, Metro Market! Market!, Metro Marquee Angeles and Metro Alabang, the Gift Registry is the first ever electronic-based registry in the country wherein registering clients can opt to choose from a wide range of gift items through an exclusively programmed Tablet and LCD Pedestal located at the Gift Registry lounge.
The Metro Gift Registry Grand Launch was made possible by presentors KopikoCafé Blanca and Hana Shampoo, in cooperation with Samsung Philippines. Major Sponsors include American Heritage, Corelle, Electrolux, Haute Lifestyle, Imarflex, Krugarant, Kyowa, Lifestyle Canadian, Lucaris, Luminarc, Nautilus by Metro, Nikon Tough Mama, Parker, Pioneer Konzert, Staub, Sterling Paper Products, Victorinox, Tefal, The Flower Facade, Wilmax, and Zwilling J.A. Henckels.
Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc.
Corporate Affairs – +632 843-0099 loc 222; +63 922-7698901
Ms. Anna Marie Periquet – Vice President for Corporate Affairs
Ms. Zarina Aguila – Corporate Affairs Specialist