YOU'RE first on the list at Fooda Saversmart.
This was the tagline of Fooda Saversmart, one of Cebu's homegrown chain of supermarkets, that announced on Thursday, August 26, 2021 the closing of all their branches in September.
In a Facebook post, Fooda thanked the Cebuanos for their support for the past 19 years.
Fooda Saversmart said it will hold a closing out sale with items at cost of below for all branches up to September 22, 2021 and until supplies last.
Cebuanos, around the globe, expressed their sadness over the closure, saying Fooda had been their go-to when it comes to groceries and other essential items.
One of those was singer Raki Vega, who in her Facebook post, said that the closing saddened her.
"Having sung it's original radio jingle since 2002 when I was just graduating from college, will forever be etched in my musician heart. Thank you for serving the Cebuanos from all walks of life with it's famous tagline... You're first on the list at Fooda Saversmart," Vega said.
Many also lamented the employees that will lose their jobs in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shoppers also flocked upon hearing the news to the Fooda branches on Thursday.
As of press time, SunStar Cebu is still trying to contact the management.
Fooda Saversmart has branches in General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City; Barangays Guadalupe and Kasambagan, Cebu City; Linao, Talisay City; and Consolacion in northern Cebu. (JOB)