Puregold expands online grocery footprint for new normal

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 27 2020 01:38 PM | Updated as of May 28 2020 02:54 PM

The Puregold Mobile interface. The supermarket chain launched the app on Jan. 31, 2019. Jessica Fenol, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Puregold Price Club Inc said Wednesday it would expand its online grocery service as consumers take their purchases online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At least 100 Puregold stores from the current 40 stores on its mobile app will offer online shopping by the end of 2020, the supermarket chain operator said in a statement.

"This will provide our shoppers better convenience especially now that travel is limited due to quarantine," Puregold said. 

Puregold in January launched its mobile app where consumers can order and pay for grocery items anytime, anywhere. Paid items are available for pickup in designated lanes, skipping long lines, the operator earlier said.

The group reported consolidated core net income of P6.75 billion in 2019, up 16 percent compared to the P5.82 billion the previous year.

As of December, Puregold has 436 stores nationwide.