January 23, 1969. With the need to upgrade the standard of retailing to meet the ever increasing demands of the consumer and introducing reforms in the retail industry, a group of enterprising supermarket operators met to form a movement that will address these concerns.Thus, the then named Philippine Association of Supermarket Operators was conceived.Shortly thereafter in May of 1969, the name was changed to the Philippine Association Of Supermarkets, Inc. (PASI).
The original incorporators were CesarB. Azcona of the Tropical Hut Foodmart, Honesto Ong of Cherry Foodarama, Teodoro T. Bacani of Bacani’s Supermarket, Virginia S. Syjuco of South Supermarket, William Abayang of SYA Supermarket,Lourdes G. Rodriguez of New Acme Supermarket, Franscisco G. Dinglasan of MIA Supermarket, Hernan Jopson of Jopson’s Supermarket,and Rolando L. Garcia of Garcia’s Grocery.
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