Wilcon Depot chooses Tacloban for first Eastern Visayas store
Wilcon Depot has opened its first store in Tacloban – its first in the Eastern Visayas region.
“Wilcon Depot Tacloban City is our fifth branch in the Visayas region, our first in Eastern Visayas, following the branches in the cities of Talisay, Cebu in December 2012, Mandaue, Cebu in June 2013, Bacolod-Talisay in Negros Occidental in June 2017 and Jaro, Iloilo City in December 2017,” said Wilcon Depot SEVP and COO Rose Ong in a media interview.
The new 11,000sqm store is located on National Highway at Purok Santol in Barangay 80 (Marasbaras), a 15 minute drive from downtown.
It is Wilcon Depot’s 42nd store nationwide as the company works towards its goal of 65 branches by 2021.
The Tacloban branch includes showrooms featuring local and international home improvement brands, including Grohe, Kohler Bathtubs and Accessories, Pozzi Bathroom Solutions and Franke Kitchen Systems.
A Tile Studio offers stoneware from Spain and Italy and there are large displays of Living, Kitchen and Bath products.
“Wilcon Depot recognizes the actions of the Tacloban’s local government in rebuilding their city,” said Ong.
“Wilcon Depot Tacloban will be the Taclobanons’ strong partner in continuing their recovery efforts after the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda.
“As the city remains the center of trade and commerce and the strategic hub for Eastern Visayas, Tacloban’s fast, dynamic and growing economy is ideal for Wilcon’s expansion. Wilcon is determined to help Tacloban City in fulfilling its vision in building a more progressive and resilient city,” said Ong.