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Filipino-owned supermarket chain opens 12th branch


05:11 AM May 4th, 2013

May 4th, 2013 05:11 AM

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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