Toby Claudio (4th from right), Founder and President of RUNNR, with the RUNNR team: (L-R) Lawrence Navarro, Retail Channel Head (Toby’s Sports); Kristine Cruz, Digital Marketing Coordinator; Nicole Limon, Retail Channel Head; Brian Salilid, Bonifacio High Street Branch Head; Bobby S. Claudio, Chairman and CEO of Quorum Group of Companies; Nikko Peralta, RUNNR TriNoMa Branch Head; and Lizette Claudio, AVP for Corporate Planning and Team Development of Quorum Group of Companies.
The Philippine Retailer’s Association (PRA) recently awarded RUNNR, “the running store for runners by runners,” as the “Most Outstanding Filipino Retailer of the Year” for the Specialty Retail category.
“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 explains. “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”, says Toby. With the continuing growth of the fitness lifestyle 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.
The benchmarks in the PRA awards include the retailer’s marketing, operations, sales, environmental orientation, and overall reputation.
Aside from the recent recognition, RUNNR has also been named the “2010 Store of the Year” by the Ayala Malls Merchant Awards, and chosen as the “#1 Running Store in Manila” by Spot.ph in 2009.
RUNNR is the first and only specialty store of its kind with all manner of runners in mind. RUNNR offers the best running gear from all the top brands such as Brooks, Nike, Adidas, Asics, Fuelbelt, CW-X, Polar, TYR and many more. It is also the first to launch the revolutionary line of Newton Running Shoes and CW-X compression apparel in the country.
For more information, log onto www.runnr.com.ph.