The Bacolod Showroom, Pasalubong and Gift Shop generated about P300,000 in just 15 days during highlights of the MassKara Festival, Ruby Osorio, its marketing and promotions officer, said yesterday.
Osorio said wearable masks, food, and other items with MassKara designs, like T-shirts and key chains, were among the top sellers during the festival.
The showroom also serves as a one-stop shop for tourists as it displays food products from Bacolod producers like Merci’s, Bongbong’s, Margie’s and Clara’s, she also said.
Osorio said that when the showroom opened July, they only generated about P35,000 in sales but profits doubled in August.
She also said that in its five months of operation, sales continued to increase every month.
The showroom also displays outputs of the One Town, One Product Programs of local government units and Sagay City has already exhibited its squid rings, she added.
Osorio said that with Bacolod City being the capital of Negros Occidental, they provided a space in the showroom where products from other towns and cities will be displayed.
The showroom is also home to the 72 local producers from the city and their products are native bags, accessories, masks, native products, furniture, home decorations and furnishings, lamp shades and vases, she added.*LTG