The Off-Price Store was launched as a fresh concept right after Star Trends sold “Urban Outlet”. The stores were no longer to be placed in malls, but rather, in areas not readily identified as retail store spaces. This break in monotony and the professional manner in which merchandising and marketing were handled led to the steady profits of the first store.
Until recently, The Off-Price Store was operating as a business unit under Star Trends. By the fourth store, the company decided to make the retail business run independently, formally incorporating Off-Price.
The Off-Price Stores Corp. was incorporated on August of 2007 and set the growth of The Off-Price Store at 25 branches in 5 years. The target is set at a modest 1 store per quarter. To spearhead this growth and ensure that the stores achieve their targets, Management relies on the store managers who are well-trained for the job.
In 2009, The Off-Price Store created the acronym TOPS and redesigned the logo to fit in with the ever-changing world of retail. We plan to keep up with the demand for fashion at prices everyone can afford. It is what we believe in.
THE TOPS SHARED VALUES
These serve as our compass to guide us as we strive to live our mission and fulfill our vision. As a company we share these values:
OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS
At TOPS, our customers are the most important part of our business and we pride ourselves on creating a standard for customer service marked by friendliness, caring, a sense of urgency and great execution.
A SUPREME AND WELL DEVELOPED TEAM
Our success is dependent upon the collective energy and contribution of every Associate. We want you to find value and fulfillment from your job, and our goal is to create work environments where motivated Associates can reach their highest potential.
WE CELEBRATE UNIQUENESS
Each and every Associate is a valued contributor and is very important to helping us achieve our goals. We respect every individual and believe that our differences help make us stronger as a company. We value each person’s unique contributions and seek to create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to develop and fully use their talents.
OUR DEVOTED COMMUNITIES
We feel it is important to give our Associates and Customers opportunities to support the communities we serve and in which we live. We feel strongly about giving back to our communities through corporate citizenship.
Ultimately, we strive to create an environment that allows us to build strong partnerships with Associates, Customers, Vendors and the communities we serve. We continually look for ways to improve and provide greater value for our customers and greater returns to all parties involved.
To be the most sought-after upscale off-price retailer in The Philippines with unparalleled customer service and a wide selection of branded merchandise
To serve our customers and community efficiently and effectively; to act with integrity towards customers, associates and vendors; to maintain profitable growth and build long-term value and trust from our patrons.
The best Brand names and quality you recognize, a dressing room all to yourself, someone to help if you need it, a place where you can spend less without getting less, that’s why TOPS was created.