FEBRUARY 2009 ,



Bata Shoe (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. launched its first Bubblegummers® Franchise in the Philippines.


Bubblegummers®, one of the world’s leading brands for children’s footwear was born in Toronto, Canada in 1977. Since then, it has consistently offered innovative, fun and exciting footwear for children up to 9 years of age. Bubblegummers® reputation for quality assures parents that the footwear worn by their child will contribute to the healthy growth of their child’s foot. Bubblegummers® products are available throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. Bubblegummers® is a registered trademark of BATA BRANDS SARL (LUXEMBOURG) and is used under license.

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OCTOBER 2008,



BATA SHOE (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. is pleased to inform its many friends and business colleagues in the Philippines that the International Collection of BATA brand footwear and accessories will soon be available in the Philippines though a newly-established network of BATA retail stores.

The history of BATA in the Philippines goes back to 1936 with the opening of BATA retail stores. This was followed in 1941 by the establishment of a local production facility. The BATA stores and production facility were destroyed during the Second World War. Attempts to re-establish a retail business in the Philippines after the War were unsuccessful due to import restrictions.

Today, BATA companies throughout the world:

  • Serve 1 million customers per day
  • Employ more than 40,000 people
  • Operate 5000 retail stores
  • Manage a retail presence in over 50 countries
  • Run 40 production facilities across 25 countries

According to Paolo Grassi, Managing Director of Bata Shoe Singapore (Pte.) Ltd.:

“The time has come to again provide customers in the Philippines with the same product values and high standards of retail service that BATA customers throughout the world currently enjoy. We are in the process of reviewing a number of local business opportunities and proposals and expect to proceed shortly with our new business ventures.”



On this page, you will see photos of some of the products from the International BATA Collection that will soon be available in the Philippines through a network of BATA retail stores as well as through an e-shop website.

In the meantime, residents of the Philippines are urged to beware of imitators. BATA BRANDS SARL (LUXEMBOURG) is the sole legitimate owner, throughout the world, of the world-famous BATA trademark. The International Collection of BATA products will be made available to residents of the Philippines under the authority of BATA BRANDS SARL (LUXEMBOURG).

Always look for the logo and the label of authenticity that will accompany your purchase. Together, they identify that the BATA brand product which you have purchased is a legitimate product from the International BATA Collection whose sale has been authorized by BATA BRANDS SARL (LUXEMBOURG).

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