About us


      The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vicsal Development Corporation(VDC) , a privately held Company owned by the Gaisano family of Cebu. Primarily engaged in the business of retailing, VDC is the owner and operator of the "Metro" chain of Department Stores, Hypermarkets and Supermarkets. Incorporated in 1981, Metro opened its first Department Store and Supermarket in 1982.

      Metro is currently known for its customer-friendly outlets that offer a wide assortment of fresh and quality products at affordable prices. The Company’s retail offerings include Department Store, Hypermarket and Supermarket operations plus retail affiliates which include pharmacy, fast food outlets, bakeshops and coffee shops.

      The Metro chain of stores is currently composed of 10 Department Stores, 2 Hypermarkets and 22 Supermarkets for a total of 34 stores located in the cities of Cebu (Ayala Center and Colon), Toledo, Mandaue, Legazpi, Lucena, Pampanga, Cavite as well as in Pasay and Taguig (Fort Bonifacio) in Metro Manila.

      Aside from its retail store operations, Vicsal Development Corp. has diversified and entered into other business ventures which now include business interests in: