Business model innovation

The coronavirus pandemic has definitely forced companies to change how they create and deliver value to their customers. Take, for example, Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. The Nikkei Asian Review reported that the company recently announced “it will spend P7 billion ($138 million) to build discreet ‘cloud kitchens’ and a stronger delivery service as … Read moreBusiness model innovation

The case for digital content delivery

Now is a good time to look back as the country eases its lockdowns somewhat. Barring a second wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections that could prompt a stricter community quarantine, we can step back and see how we managed the last eight weeks or so under enhanced community quarantine vis-a-vis our daily routines, … Read moreThe case for digital content delivery

The acceleration of digital transformation

The current global health crisis will change our lives forever. Thirty top global experts, from technology executives to venture capitalists and analysts, weighed in on the pandemic’s lasting impact on how we live, work and think, as reported by Fast Company magazine. Everyone agrees that wor­king from home is becoming the new normal. Employees will … Read moreThe acceleration of digital transformation

Digital trade: A new era in globalization

One purported casualty of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic is globalization. Headlines abound about it: “The Post-Coronavirus World May Be The End Of Globalization,” “Globalization is Dead,” “Coronavirus Could Mean the End of Globalization.” For instance, the World Trade Organization WTO) warned that global trade could fall by up to a third due to … Read moreDigital trade: A new era in globalization

The rise of community commerce

TinaPay Online, which delivers neighborhood bakery favorites to communities in Manila, was born in the early days of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). It partnered with Grab riders from the neighborhood, and now it’s earning P7,000 on a good day on deliveries alone, SmartParenting.com.ph reports. The Community Market was rolled out in cities in Metro … Read moreThe rise of community commerce

The emergence of new consumer market segments

Consumers stopped buying many things since the start of the global coronavirus crisis. Malls and retailers closed down. Only certain food deliveries, banks, grocery stores, and pharmacies are open. Businessmen, entrepreneurs, and marketers are struggling to stay afloat, and they will continue to struggle even after the quarantine. This is because of the unprecedented global … Read moreThe emergence of new consumer market segments

Coping strategies in times of crisis

Social media is littered with hate-filled, angry and anxious posts, ranging from those blaming China for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid 19) and ranting about the lack of government action on the pandemic to those slamming other people for not following quarantine rules. The health crisis the world is facing now is clearly not only … Read moreCoping strategies in times of crisis

Food as national security

It has been nearly a month since the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine was implemented in an effort to fight this invisible enemy that has been claiming thousands of lives globally. Most of us under quarantine resort to getting our supplies from groceries or delivered to our doorsteps. Disinfection and decontamination processes are also something else, … Read moreFood as national security