NCCC affiliated brands merge to form one, stronger company – the LTS Retail Specialists, Inc.
These brands include NCCC Supermarket, Choice Mart by NCCC, HB1 Pharmacy, Breadfactory, Citifoods and Munchies.
NCCC Supermarket and Choice Mart by NCCC were previously under LTS Supermarkets, Inc. while HB1 Pharmacy was under LTS Community Stores, Inc. Breadfactory, Munchies and Citifoods, on the other hand, belonged to LTS City Foods, Inc.
LTS Retail Specialists, Inc. consultant Bobby Y. Mabanta emphasized the advantage of the merger, “We get more leverage from our business partners for merchandising and marketing plus all the stores will benefit from the best practices of our operations. This way, we provide the best shopping experience for all our shoppers in all our stores.”
The Davao City based retail chain has a total of seven business units namely LTS Retail Specialists, Inc.; LTS Malls, Inc. which manages all the mall operations in Davao, Palawan, and Tagum; LTS Department Stores, Inc.; and LTS Hardwares, Inc.
Also under the NCCC Group of Companies are LTS City Foods, Inc. which operates the commissary; LTS Community Stores, Inc. that runs PrintLife; and LTS Pinnacle Holdings, Inc. that provides the support services for the store operations, with such departments as Finance, IT, and HR, among others
Advocating Local Farmers
In support of the program of Department of Agriculture, LTS Retail Specialists, Inc. advocates buying direct from local farmers.
“We actually had a talk with Sec. Pinol of the Department of Agriculture when he was working on the idea of giving fruit farmers direct access to supermarkets. He did mention that DOA is working out on a system with which the onion farmers of the country, especially those from Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, will be able to deliver their produce to these chain of Supermarkets,” relays Tjader P. Regis, NCCC consultant.
In support of the said system, LTS Retail Specialists, Inc. vice-president Teresito N. Canda said that “We already are sourcing fruits and vegetables from local farmers. We buy from them directly. We are committed to do this program for sustainable development. Our Merchandising Department – Fresh Category is still looking for more farmers so we can increase exposure of our local farmers to more shoppers.
Regis further added that the NCCC Group of Companies is glad to be part of this advocacy and that giving a chance to local farmers will definitely contribute an improvement on their farming practices, resulting in higher production levels and better quality crops while conserving the country’s environmental resources. In turn, the partnership will lead to secure supply of quality local produce fresh wherein all the shoppers will benefit.
Published date: 2017-01-30