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Doorstep delivery: Order fresh fruits and veggies online through these 5 shops

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Adding fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs to your cart has never been easier, thanks to these 5 online gulay shops

Mario mugs, Zelda tote bags as Nintendo opens first Tokyo store

Nov 19, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Nintendo's outlet is the game giant's first directly operated in Japan, and only its second worldwide following a similar New York shop

NINTENDO STORE. Goods of Nintendo game character Mario are displayed at a new Nintendo store during a press preview in Tokyo on November 19, 2019. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Apple bans vaping apps from App Store

Nov 16, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Apple says it agrees with the assessment of US health experts who called the spread of e-cigarette and vaping products 'a public health crisis and a youth epidemic'

HEALTH HAZARD. In this file photo taken on October 2, 2018, a man exhales smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. Photo by Eva Hambach/AFP

Here's where you can find Ravenclaw's diadem, the Time-Turner, and a whole bunch of wands in Manila

Nov 14, 2019 - 12:03 PM

Time to apparate to Museum Context UK's pop-up at the SM Mall of Asia

MUSEUM CONTEXT UK. The Edinburgh-based brand is selling their licensed merchandise in Manila. Screenshot from

Photos, prices: The first LINE FRIENDS store opens in the Philippines

Oct 25, 2019 - 4:38 PM

All the BT21 merch and more!

LINE FRIENDS! The store opens its first physical store in Manila. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

The gadgets you need to snag during the big 9.9 sale

Sep 06, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Big discounts on tablets, gaming keyboards, cellphones, and more!

How to use Smart carrier billing on the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Subscribers can now use their Smart postpaid or prepaid lines to make App Store purchases

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In the mood for noods: 10 convenience store cup noodles for the rainy weather

Jul 26, 2019 - 9:30 AM

What's a rainy day without a cup of (instant) noodles by your side?

GCash Mastercard now available at convenience stores

Jul 23, 2019 - 3:35 PM

The GCash Mastercard works alongside the GCash app and can be used to shop online or withdraw from BancNet ATMs

Menu, prices: Ben's Cookies opens in Manila

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Flying from England to Manila, Ben's Cookies and its 14 flavors are finally available at The Podium!

What to buy during Lazada’s mid-year festival

Jul 11, 2019 - 8:21 PM

From Ray-ban, Fujifilm, Delsey, and more!

Why Sephora stores in the US are shutting down for a bit on June 5

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:36 AM

(UPDATED) It has something to do with singer SZA's bad experience at Sephora's Calabasas store in California

INCLUSIVITY MATTERS. SZA during a music festival in Manila. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Lenders take control at UK department store Debenhams

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:23 PM

High street stalwart Debenhams says its new owners will inject 'significant' funding oDe

File photo of Debenhams by Sasa Wick/

Enjoy up to 80% off on books at National Book Store's Warehouse Sale 2019

Mar 22, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Bookworms, heads up! Get those wallets ready for March

Razer Game Store to close after less than a year

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:08 PM

Razer says the closure is part of 'the company’s realignment plans'

RAZER GAME STORE. Razer's gaming storefront is closing. Screenshot of Razer Game Store website.

Some airline, hotel booking apps on iOS found recording user screens – report

Feb 08, 2019 - 3:53 PM

The apps do not ask for permission to make screen recordings, prompting quick action from Apple

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UK retail sector suffers as shoppers lack Christmas cheer

Jan 10, 2019 - 10:25 PM

A survey says overall UK retail sales saw zero growth in December – marking the worst performance for a decade

 Shoppers carry bags containing purchases from Selfridges and Janck Jones stores through the Trafford Centre shopping mall on 'Black Friday' at the Trafford Centre shopping mall in Manchester, north-west England, on November 25, 2016. Black Friday is a sales offer originating from the US where retailers slash prices on the day after the Thanksgiving holiday. In the UK it is used as a marketing device to entice Christmas shoppers with the discounts at stores often lasting for a week. Oli SCARFF / AFP

Ubisoft takes 'The Division 2' off Steam and onto Epic Games Store

Jan 10, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The team-up between Ubisoft and Epic Games will also see 'additional select titles' heading to the Epic Games Store in the future

Last-minute gift guide: Convenience store Christmas shopping

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

We trawled the shelves of Ministop, 7-Eleven, and FamilyMart to find the perfect clutch time stocking stuffers

STOCKING STUFFERS. Convenience stores are surprisingly great for doing Christmas shopping. Photos by Amanda Lago/Rappler

First impressions, photos, prices: Tiger Sugar in Manila

Dec 20, 2018 - 6:51 PM

The Instagram-famous milk tea store is opening in BGC

BOBA CRAZE. Tiger Sugar opens in Manila on December 21. Photo by Rappler

Discord's game store to have 90/10 split in 2019

Dec 18, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Discord's revenue sharing agreement will be 90% in favor of the developer, with the remaining 10% covering 'operating costs, and we’ll explore lowering it by optimizing our tech and making things more efficient'

Epic Games Store goes live with small curation of starting titles

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The existing games selection is starting out small with 3 titles in addition to Epic Games' stable of offerings, but is expected to grow steadily across 2019 with free games every two weeks in addition to new titles

Epic Games launching digital store to rival Steam

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The Epic Games Store has a revenue sharing proposition where 88% of sales revenue goes towards the developer, with 12% meant for overhead on the store

LOOK: Potato Corner opens first concept store, introduces 18 new flavors

Nov 29, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Would you try Potato Corner Lab's Blue Cheese, Kimchi, Maple Bacon, Cotton Candy, or Chili Lime fries flavors?

Tumblr removed from Apple's App Store due to child pornography

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Tumblr admits the application was taken down due to child pornography bypassing the filters set up to prevent it from showing on the service

Everything you need to know about IKEA's first PH store

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:54 PM

How much money is being poured in and how big will it be? Here's what we know so far.

FIRST PH STORE. SM Supermalls and IKEA Philippines officials at the media announcement of the first PH store in the Philippines. Photo by Rappler

World's biggest IKEA store to open in PH by 'late 2020'

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:49 AM

It's going to be a 65,000-square meter store – the biggest in the world

COMING IN 2020. IKEA Southeast Asia managing director Christian Rojkjaer speaks at the Mall of Asia. Photo by Rappler

Debenhams plans to close down up to 50 UK department stores

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:37 PM

The popular British department store chain says that 2018 has been a tough year for retail

Starbucks opens first sign language store in US

Oct 24, 2018 - 11:30 AM

All staff members are required to communicate with customers using sign language

Lack of protection on admin account blamed for ABS-CBN store hack – NPC

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The NPC notes that, 'had ABS-CBN insisted its third-party developer to use multi-factor authentication earlier, the site would not have been compromised'

You'll have more to love at McDonald's new NXTGEN stores

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:19 PM

This includes self-ordering kiosks, split counters and an overall elevated dining experience

Google's Play Store updates policies to prevent call, SMS abuse

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The policy update will take effect 90 days from now, or on January 6

Q&A: RiskIQ's Yonathan Klijnsma on the group that hacked the ABS-CBN store

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:07 AM

In this Q&A, we discuss the learnings of RiskIQ, which has been tracking Magecart operations for the past few years

IN CHARTS: Carinderia, sari-sari store owners feel pinch of inflation

Oct 05, 2018 - 5:18 PM

'This continuing inflation rate hike is racking up the prices of goods even higher, this might cause our micro-retail businesses to shut down', says Vicky Aguinaldo, President of the Philippine Association of Stores and Carinderia Owners

IN PHOTOS: The Uniqlo global flagship store at Glorietta 5

Oct 04, 2018 - 9:43 PM

It’s the biggest Uniqlo store in the Philippines and Southeast Asia

GLOBAL FLAGSHIP. Creations by Filipino artist and Uniqlo Philippines ambassador Leeroy New are featured in the global flagship store in Manila. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Margaret Zhang on living creatively, being confident, and owning your style

Oct 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

This Chinese-Australian style icon is more than just her gorgeous Instagram feed

ABS-CBN online store hacked – report

Sep 19, 2018 - 1:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'Filipinos are recommended to carefully check their credit card statements for unauthorized payments,' says Dutch security researcher Willem De Groot who discovered the alleged breach

LOOK: NBA Stores to close down by end of August

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:02 PM

It's time to say goodbye to the NBA Stores across the country

CLOSED. The NBA has opted to scatter back its merchandise across local sports stores. Photo from NBA Store PH Instagram account

Ikea bets big on India but keeps meatballs off the menu

Jun 24, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The world's biggest furniture retailer says it is 'very bullish and excited about the Indian market'

This photo taken on June 22, 2018 shows the under-construction site of an IKEA store in Hyderabad. Furniture giant Ikea is set to open its first store and restaurant in India after years of trying but arguably its most famous item is off the menu -- Swedish meatballs. / AFP PHOTO / NOAH SEELAM / TO GO WITH: Economy-India-Sweden-retail-Ikea, FOCUS by Vishal MANVE

Valve to ‘allow everything’ on Steam, as long as it’s not illegal

Jun 07, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Instead of it being the curator of content, it will simply open up Steam to all those who wish to sell their games. It will also augment its filtering features to make it easier for people to find games they want to buy

Ricci Rivero launches online store on 20th birthday

May 25, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The new University of the Philippines recruit celebrates his special day in style

Ricci Rivero against DLSU defense. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Biggest Uniqlo store in Southeast Asia to open at Glorietta 5

May 14, 2018 - 12:10 PM

It will be the Japanese clothing brand's 15th global flagship store in the world

GLOBAL FLAGSHIP STORE. The biggest Uniqlo store in the country and the region will soon be opening in Makati City. Image courtesy of Uniqlo Philippines

LOOK: Duty Free Philippines to open luxury store at SM Mall of Asia complex

May 07, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Aside from Luxe Store at SM Mall of Asia, Duty Free Philippines Corporation will open Landside Store at NAIA Terminal 3 in June

ARTIST'S PERSPECTIVE of the Luxe Store, which is expected to open at the SM Mall of Asia complex in June 2018. Image courtesy of Duty Free Philippines

Taxes on sugary drinks hurt sari-sari stores – survey

Apr 19, 2018 - 4:40 PM

A Nielsen study shows consumers have been drinking less sugary drinks and even taking items out of their grocery baskets, as prices rose with the implementation of the tax reform law

PRICE HIKES.The retail price of a one-liter bottle of Coca-Cola, for instance, is projected to increase to P43 from the current P31, due to the tax reform law. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Razer, Lazada team up for Southeast Asia digital game store

Apr 12, 2018 - 5:33 PM

While Singapore will be the first to benefit from the Razer-Lazada digital game store, Malaysia and Thailand will get service in the second quarter. Indonesia and the Philippines will follow soon after.

IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis opens first blk Cosmetics store

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Customers can play with the brand's makeup at the cinema-inspired booth

ANNE CURTIS. The actress opens the first store for her makeup brand, blk Cosmetics. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

11 things you can now buy for cheaper from Muji

Mar 13, 2018 - 2:28 PM

That zen aesthetic doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg anymore

Get your bookshelves ready: National Book Store announces warehouse sale

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:16 PM

Books for as low as P50? Yes, please!

NATIONAL BOOK STORE. The book store announces their upcoming warehouse sale. Screenshot from

Turn your abode into the House of Mouse with pieces from Disney Home

Feb 28, 2018 - 4:33 PM

You can now decorate your home with official Disney furniture!

DISNEY HOME. A store selling official Disney-themed homeware opens at Downtown Disney District. Photo from

7 iconic IKEA pieces you’ll finally be able to get in the Philippines

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Just take our money now!