RUNNR, the running store for runners by runners, was recently awarded as the “Most Outstanding Filipino Retailer of the Year” for the Specialty Retail category by the Philippine Retailer’s Association (PRA).
PRA is the national organization of retailers, suppliers, and mall developers and operators in the country. With more than 300 member companies representing more than 700 store brands, and over 10,000 outlets, the Philippine Retailers Association is considered the “pulse and voice” of the Philippine Retail Industry.
Criteria for judging in the PRA awards include the retailer’s marketing, operations, sales, environmental orientation, and overall reputation.
“To be awarded by the Philippine Retailers Association is an honor for everyone who makes RUNNR what it is today," says Toby Claudio, president of the Quorum Group of Companies which operates the RUNNR retail chain.
“When we opened RUNNR in 2009, we always envisioned it to be the best running store in the country," he said. “From our product lineup, to our custom fitting service, to our store specialists’ expertise, RUNNR is really meant help everyone enjoy the sport of running."
With the continuing growth of the fitness lifestyle industry in the Philippines, and running and multisports in particular, the concurrent growth of RUNNR and its recognition by the PRA provides further impetus for the brand to keep innovating and providing the highest level of service, he said.
To date RUNNR has also received other recognition such as the “2010 Store of the Year” plum at the Ayala Malls Merchant Awards, and was previously ranked as the “#1 Running Store in Manila” by Spot.ph in 2009.
RUNNR’s first branch opened in 2009 at Bonifacio High Street. Since then it has opened three more outlets in TriNoMa, Alabang Town Center, and Ayala Center Cebu. RUNNR corners are also located in Toby’s Sports outlets in SM Small of Asia, The Block, Glorietta 2, Shangri-La Plaza, Abreeza Davao, and Limketkai Mall Cagayan de Oro.
The store provides free video gait analysis to determine the optimal shoe type for the customer, and the sales associate then recommends several corresponding brands and models to choose from. Besides offering practically every running shoe brand and model in the market today, RUNNR also offers custom insoles, apparel, and numerous accessories and race nutrition options. Their running consultants also offer advice on proper running form, training and injury prevention.
For more information, log onto www.runnr.com.ph.