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Sari Sari Store Philippines
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A sari-sari store is a convenience store found in the Philippines. The word sari-sari is Tagalog meaning "variety". Such stores form an important economic and social location in a Filipino community. It is present in almost all neighbourhoods, sometimes even on every street. Most sari-sari stores are privately owned shops and are operated inside the shopkeeper’s house.
The sari-sari store allows members of the community easy access to basic commodities at low costs. In the Philippines, following the concept of tingi or retail, a customer can buy ‘units’ of the product rather than whole package. For example, one can buy a single cigarette for one peso (0.02 US dollars) rather than a whole pack.