(SPORTS) Toby’s Sports Wins Outstanding Filipino Franchise Award


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Toby’s Sports, the largest multi-brand sports retailer in the Philippines, today announced that it has received the prestigious Outstanding Filipino Franchise Award for Retail (Large Scale Category) from the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) at the 2017 Franchise Excellence Awards held at SMX Convention Center last July 19, 2017.

The Franchise Excellence Awards (FEA) recognizes the country’s best-managed companies that serve as benchmarks for all franchising businesses based on the following criteria: growth performance, brand value and ethical business practices. FEA brings the standard of franchisors to a higher level, positioning the franchisers as forerunners in the growth and development of the franchising sector. FEA is a joint partnership between the PFA, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Philippine Retailers Association.

(L-R) PFA President Dr. Alan Escalona, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, QGC CEO Bobby Claudio, QGC COO Jose Claudio, QII Store Operations Head William Llaguno, QII President Toby Claudio UA&P President Dr. Winston Padojinog, PCCI President George Barcelon, PRA President Atty. Paul Santos.

“It is definitely an honor to receive this award, which recognizes Toby’s Sports as the leading and most trusted sports retailer in the country,” said Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc., the parent company of Toby’s Sports. “We’ve been in the franchise business since 1998 with several successful franchisees around the country. Given the number of new malls to open in provincial areas, we expect this part of the business to continue to grow as we partner with new franchisees who share our passion for sports,” he concluded.

“The Outstanding Filipino Franchise Award is given to Filipino franchises that have become benchmarks in national market penetration through excellent franchise operations and good governance. Toby’s Sports has shown these qualities, which made it an awardee of the said category. We are confident that this award will inspire Toby’s Sports to continue to pursue excellence and we look forward to see greater things from the country’s largest sports retailer,” said Dr. Alan Escalona, PFA President.

Toby’s Sports recently opened franchise stores in Robinsons Tacloban, Xentro Mall Calapan, SM Trece Martires and Robinsons Iligan, bringing its total number of branches to 50.

About Quorum Group of Companies

Quorum Group of Companies (QGC) has been at the forefront of the Philippine sports industry since its establishment in 1978. Over the course of 39 years, QGC has expanded its interests into specialty retail and distribution. QGC’s retail arm, which operates under Quorum International Inc. (QII), has four retail banners—Toby’s Sports, a full-line sporting goods store; RUNNR, a running specialty store; urbanAthletics, a cutting edge sneaker and street wear store; and Move, a fitness specialty store. QGC’s distribution arm, Sports Resources Inc., is the exclusive distributor of a wide array of top international sports brands in the Philippines.


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