It’s only when you shop in supermarkets in the US and the UK and see the vast selection of products and the stiff price competition among stores, that you realize just how short-changed Filipino shoppers are.
For the past month I’ve been on holiday in England and shopping in English supermarkets. Unlike the Philippines, where the constitution forbids foreign ownership of retail outlets, competition in England among both local and foreign stores is fierce.
The result? Lower prices and a much greater selection for shoppers.