Retail in Asia


Foot Locker opens first Philippines store in Manila

U.S. specialty footwear retailer Foot Locker has opened its first-ever store in the Philippines this month, opting for the nation’s capital of Manila to make its debut.

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Located in Manila’s Glorietta shopping mall, the Philippines flagship spans more than 1400 square metres and follows Foot Locker’s signature concept rolled out across the world.

The Filipino flagship also stocks popular sneaker brands such as Nike and Adidas, as well as Salomon, Palladium, K-Swiss, Jordan, Asics, and more. Interactive experience touchpoints are featured throughout the store, such as an interactive digital screen, gaming zone and baseball booth.

To open the new store in the Philippines, Foot Locker inked a partnership with Indonesian retailer PT Map Active Adiperkasa Tbk (MAPA).

“We are excited to announce our partnership with Foot Locker, Inc. This new alignment allows us to bring the culture of youth active lifestyle and sneaker enthusiasts to Philippines to the highest standard,” said V.P. Sharma, CEO of MAP Group. “We are very delighted and honoured that Foot Locker has entrusted MAPA to provide the best experience for its customers both offline and online. We look forward to bringing together new standards that have never been achieved in retail in the Philippines.”

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The new Philippines store is said to be Foot Locker’s largest outlet in the Asia-Pacific region. The company counted 33 stores in Asia and 95 in the Pacific region, respectively, as of October 29, 2023, opening four new APAC outlets since the beginning of the year.