Filipino-owned supermarket chain opens 12th branch


Officials of Pittsburg, Calif., Philippine Consulate officers and guests open Island Pacific Seafood Market’s 12th branch.

PITTSBURG, California—A wholly Filipino-owned supermarket chain opened a branch in this northern California city on April 26 in keeping with its owners’ goal of promoting Filipino food and ingredients to “the world.”

The chain’s new Pittsburg branch is the 12th in California to serve not only the growing population of Filipino Americans, but also other communities that are venturing into international food trends.

Mr. and Mrs. Nino Jefferson Lim and the management of Island Pacific Seafood Market

Island Pacific Seafood Market hosted Pittsburg City officials led by Mayor Nancy Parent, business sector representatives led by the incoming president of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce P.J. Quesada and officials of the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco at the blessing and inauguration of the chain’s third branch in northern California.


Mayor Parent and Chamber president Quesada welcomed the addition of the supermarket chain to the Pittsburg roster of businesses, Consul Reginald Bernabe thanked the company for its support for the Consulate’s endeavors, such as the annual Kulinarya cooking competitions launched in 2010.

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  • randyaltarejos

    Who has the money, lots of money, but the Fil-Chinese? That’s why they can afford to set projects according to their wishes.

  • Concur_Dissent

    It is a lot easier for pinoys to be successful in the US and Canada because there are lesser talangkas over there to put you down….

    • jseesus

      same everywhere or even in the pinas, where there are lots of talangka as you mentioned. as long as you have the entrepreneurial spirit of chinoys. you’ll be successful anywhere. see, his surname is LIM..

      • Concur_Dissent

        A pure talangka is someone who thinks he can’t be a successful businessman because he does not have chinese blood then turns around and discriminate pinoys with chinese blood because he’s jealous of their success….

      • jseesus

        a filipino talangka is someone who disguised himself as very approving of the success of a fellow filipino talangka but deep inside is hurting and cannot think of a reason why he’s deep in the mud while the other fellow talangka is standing on his back.

      • Concur_Dissent

        hahahaha but if you recall my original comment, I was talking about myself who became relatively successful in north america inspite of the talangkas like you!! There are so few talangkas outside of the Philippines! I’m sure you were talking about yourself who is so deep in the mud that YOU have to blame someone for their predicament!

        BTW, the meaning of a talangka is someone who hates success of filipinos anywhere… I was not the one hating a successful pinoy, IT WAS YOU!!

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