Along with home delivery of groceries, pharmaceuticals, and other basic goods, demand for food delivery thrives as it becomes a necessity with the new normal set-up amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Services such Food Panda and Grab as well as local errand services like Pabili-Bulacan, Ride Eat, Pa Suyo Po and Cartel De Marilao as well as JoyRide, Peso Baliwag Delivery Services and Xpress Bulacan have become partners of the malls that bring essential services and products to customers’ doorsteps.
“We treat delivery riders as our partners and economic frontliners that bring essential services to families and people stuck at home,” shared SM City Marilao Mall Manager Engr. Emmanuel Gatmaitan.
With a hope of providing comfort to delivery riders, SM Malls in Marilao, Baliwag, Pulilan, and San Jose Del Monte have set up cozy lounges where riders can take a break in between tasks or while waiting for customers’ orders from restaurants and stores.
These lounges are equipped with charging stations and disinfection areas with chairs and tables. Free water is likewise offered as health measures are put in place to enable riders to enjoy the lounge safely.
Apart from the lounges, SM Malls in Marilao, Baliwag, Pulilan, and San Jose Del Monte also reserved special parking areas for riders near mall entrances. This is to provide easy and safe access while prioritizing rider’s convenience as they deliver products to customers in a safe and timely manner.
The lounge is one of many ways SM Malls in Marilao, Baliwag, Pulilan, and San Jose Del Monte showed their appreciation to their partners. Rider’s lounges at SM City Marilao, SM City Baliwag and SM Center Pulilan are located at the mall’s ground level, and at the second floor in SM City San Jose Del Monte.
“Our riders’ lounge is one way of thanking our partners for playing a significant role in bringing the needs of the community,” said SM City Baliwag Mall Manager Rodora Tolentino.
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