After an extended hiatus due to the global pandemic, the Negros Sales Distributors Association (NESDA) reconvened in Bacolod City on Monday, October 2.
The meeting spearheaded by their president, Manuel T. Parroco, President of No. 1 Supplier and distributor of Nestle Philippines.
Joining the gathering were Uly Primacio of Prime Marketing, Larry Kilayco of K5, Deonyson Dy of PD888, Jun Martir of CGM, Alfonso Choa of Bacolod Columbia Marketing and Paul Contreras of Vercon.
NESDA covers an estimated base of 100,000 customers spread across 662 barangays, 19 municipalities, and 13 cities in the islands of Negros and Siquijor, Parroco said.
The main agenda for the meeting encompassed the discussion of recent developments in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) distributive trade. Emphasis was placed on pivotal issues such as the growing digital shift, the rise of community-based shopping, persistent supply chain disruptions, and looming inflationary pressures, Parroco said.
“Our primary aim remains unchanged, and that is to extend unparalleled customer service to our retailers. We want to ensure a continuous and uninterrupted supply of essential goods to our valued retailers and end consumers,” Parroco said.
In the face of ongoing challenges, NESDA remains resilient, constantly adapting to the changing business landscape while keeping its commitment to efficiently service the retailing industry, he said.*