Established in 1993, C & E Publishing, Inc. was initially engaged in the business of reprinting and distributing foreign medical and science books with acquired copyright licenses from international publishers. However, at the advent of the 21st century, the company has embarked on a publishing thrust, and started expanding its range of titles. Notably, it has considerably increased its importation of books from reputable publishers as well as intensified the reprinting of widely prescribed foreign titles for basic and tertiary education. By doing so, it has positioned itself at the forefront of the Philippine book industry particularly by providing premium-quality educational products. C & E constantly shops for up-to-date, innovative, and useful textbooks, reference books, and other instructional materials to address the needs of the reading public in general, and clients from the academe in particular.
In Metro Manila, C & E owns and manages four bookstores located in C.M. Recto, Dapitan, Valenzuela, and Quezon Avenue. It also has outlets in key cities nationwide which are strategically located near schools. Its flagship store, called IRC or Information and Resource Center on Quezon Avenue in Quezon City, is a hub for students and professionals for it features a medical bookstore; a state-of-the-art book display; interactive, online or virtual resources; and a combined café, bakeshop, and gourmet restaurant named Dolcelatte.
Mission and Vision
As a dynamic company, C & E’s vision is to be a leading developer, publisher, and provider of globally competitive educational resources and solutions for the academic and professional markets. Thus, in pursuit of this vision, C & E’s mission is to provide innovative and comprehensive educational resources and solutions, and be a responsible corporate entity that balances the interests and needs of customers, stakeholders, and the community.
This mission-vision, along with the company’s goals and objectives, is guided by the corporate values of integrity, professionalism, innovation, excellence, leadership, and social commitment.
The company has been recognized in a number of excellence awards throughout the years. In 2005, the company was awarded Most Outstanding Distributor of Foreign Books by the Philippine Marketing Excellence Awards Institute, Sales and Marketing Magazine, and the Asian Marketing Institute. It was also named the No. 1 Distributor of Foreign Books in the Philippines at the 8th National Shopper’s Choice Annual Awards—a joint undertaking of the Asia-Pacific Shopper’s Choice Institute, Shopper’s Choice Magazine, Essence Magazine, and the Asian-Philippines Association for Marketing Professionals. C & E also won the Best Foreign Books Distributor of the Year in the 2013 Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence and the 2013-2014 Best Foreign Books Distributor Award in the National Product Quality Excellence Awards.
In keeping with the times, C & E has established CE-Logic, its affiliate in the sale and promotion of e-products for learning resource centers of basic educational institutions, and for the learning commons of colleges and universities. The company also opened the MedResource Hub, the country’s first one-stop center for print and online resources for medical, nursing, and allied health students and professionals. The hub is housed at the C & E Information and Resource Center (IRC) which boasts of the company’s largest selection of books including hundreds of foreign and locally-published textbooks and tradebooks.
C & E has forged lasting publishing and business partnerships with top universities and libraries such as the University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University, University of the East, Our Lady of Fatima University, Centro Escolar University, among others.
Major accounts such as National Bookstore Inc.—the Philippines’ biggest chain of book and office supply stores—and the U.S. Library of Congress, to name a few, have continued to avail themselves of the products and services of the company.
Indeed, forthe past 20 years, C & E has transformed itself into a leading distributor and printer of reasonably priced foreign and local textbooks for the Philippine market.
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