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Patisserie Pacifica opens at TappooCity Lautoka

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Group president Daniel Kim defined Patisserie Pacifica as a dessert café that is determined to give Fiji’s wider public the taste of premier pastries.

“As South Korean-Fijians, we realize that Fiji’s people are deserving of a bigger variety of food,” he said.

“Our cakes and pastries are very unique and are created with the people of Fiji in mind.”

Patisserie Pacifica is Grace Road Group’s fourth food outlet to open at a Tappoo establishment.

“We’re thrilled that the Grace Road Group chooses to grow at our Tappoo locations, especially because of the value they place on quality of service and in the unique products that they offer,” said Tappoo Group director Mahendra Tappoo.” Their food outlets are of very high international standards and in keeping with the high standards of our shopping malls.”

Mr. Kim said their respect for the Tappoo Group was mutual.

“Tappoo is our strategic partner in our food businesses because their motto, their ideas and their values are the same as ours,” he said.

“And that is that we serve the customer well and in doing so we serve the nation.”

He said Tappoo’s high hygienic standards and their “good locations throughout Fiji” were also key foundations for the partnership.

Like its other food ventures, which includes the popular Snowy House and the Noodle Story, their pastries and specialty cakes are intricately created from fresh, healthy produce that are all grown at their farms.

For instance, a significant difference is the use of pure virgin coconut oil instead of butter in all of Patisserie Pacifica’s goodies.

Mr. Kim said locals were employed in the operations to provide the coconuts.

“We are promoting Fiji in all aspects – from the food to the décor and design of our shops,” he explained.

He said the idea of opening a specialized pastry shop had been in the pipeline for more than a year. He said his team worked on the concept of the brand, the shop design, crafting the specialty offerings for about a year before acquiring the necessary equipment.

“Our passion is always create a new venture and to serve our nation, our people with a different variety of healthy food.”

Mr. Kim estimated that the equipment, including the shop fittings, cost the company about $500,000.

“We are truly proud of this five-star shopping mall that we have created for the people of Lautoka and the western division”, said Mr. Tappoo. “We are extremely happy with the very positive response from the people from throughout the division. This is the western division’s first shopping mall and people are just loving it. State of the art cinemas, an international food court with a variety of cuisines on offer, department stores, supermarkets, specialty stores, hair & beauty salon, pharmacy, children’s play center & so much more. A complete shopping, food, fun, and entertainment destination for locals and tourists alike. This is what TappooCity is all about”, said Mr. Tappoo.

Mahendra Tappoo
Executive Director
TAPPOO GROUP OF COMPANIES

Source : http://www.thejetnewspaper.com/2017/06/21/patisserie-pacifica-opens-at-tappoocity-lautoka/

 

Group president Daniel Kim defined Patisserie Pacifica as a dessert café that is determined to give Fiji’s wider public the taste of premier pastries.

“As South Korean-Fijians, we realize that Fiji’s people are deserving of a bigger variety of food,” he said.

“Our cakes and pastries are very unique and are created with the people of Fiji in mind.”

Patisserie Pacifica is Grace Road Group’s fourth food outlet to open at a Tappoo establishment.

“We’re thrilled that the Grace Road Group chooses to grow at our Tappoo locations, especially because of the value they place on quality of service and in the unique products that they offer,” said Tappoo Group director Mahendra Tappoo.” Their food outlets are of very high international standards and in keeping with the high standards of our shopping malls.”

Mr. Kim said their respect for the Tappoo Group was mutual.

“Tappoo is our strategic partner in our food businesses because their motto, their ideas and their values are the same as ours,” he said.

“And that is that we serve the customer well and in doing so we serve the nation.”

He said Tappoo’s high hygienic standards and their “good locations throughout Fiji” were also key foundations for the partnership.

Like its other food ventures, which includes the popular Snowy House and the Noodle Story, their pastries and specialty cakes are intricately created from fresh, healthy produce that are all grown at their farms.

For instance, a significant difference is the use of pure virgin coconut oil instead of butter in all of Patisserie Pacifica’s goodies.

Mr. Kim said locals were employed in the operations to provide the coconuts.

“We are promoting Fiji in all aspects – from the food to the décor and design of our shops,” he explained.

He said the idea of opening a specialized pastry shop had been in the pipeline for more than a year. He said his team worked on the concept of the brand, the shop design, crafting the specialty offerings for about a year before acquiring the necessary equipment.

“Our passion is always create a new venture and to serve our nation, our people with a different variety of healthy food.”

Mr. Kim estimated that the equipment, including the shop fittings, cost the company about $500,000.

“We are truly proud of this five-star shopping mall that we have created for the people of Lautoka and the western division”, said Mr. Tappoo. “We are extremely happy with the very positive response from the people from throughout the division. This is the western division’s first shopping mall and people are just loving it. State of the art cinemas, an international food court with a variety of cuisines on offer, department stores, supermarkets, specialty stores, hair & beauty salon, pharmacy, children’s play center & so much more. A complete shopping, food, fun, and entertainment destination for locals and tourists alike. This is what TappooCity is all about”, said Mr. Tappoo.

Mahendra Tappoo
Executive Director
TAPPOO GROUP OF COMPANIES

Source : http://www.thejetnewspaper.com/2017/06/21/patisserie-pacifica-opens-at-tappoocity-lautoka/

FRU secures kit deal

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THE Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) has secured a deal with the International Sports Clothing (ISC) as the official kits supplier.

It was a double announcement as the Tappoo Group also revealed they were the exclusive retailer for all the ISC merchandise.

The announcement was made at the TappooCity in Suva, yesterday.

FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor said the deal would not only benefited the national team, but it would benefit grassroots rugby clubs as well.

“Apart from the range, ISC will supply all our kits for our national teams. They will also supply our provincial teams.

“And as part of our negotiations we also kept in mind grassroots rugby clubs and schools,” O’Connor said.

He indicated the ISC kits would also be made ready for grassroots rugby clubs and schools for reasonable prices.

O’Connor said the deal was part of FRU’s inclusive and holistic goal to move rugby forward in all levels.

“That is one of the main factors considered by the FRU board.

“They (FRU board) kept in mind that it is quite expensive to run clubs and to buy kits.

“That was part of the strategy when we were negotiating the deal.

“It included the availability of kits for reasonable prices and also for it to be made available for provincial teams and clubs,” he said.

Source : http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=404887
Article By : Peni Komaisavai

THE Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) has secured a deal with the International Sports Clothing (ISC) as the official kits supplier.

It was a double announcement as the Tappoo Group also revealed they were the exclusive retailer for all the ISC merchandise.

The announcement was made at the TappooCity in Suva, yesterday.

FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor said the deal would not only benefited the national team, but it would benefit grassroots rugby clubs as well.

“Apart from the range, ISC will supply all our kits for our national teams. They will also supply our provincial teams.

“And as part of our negotiations we also kept in mind grassroots rugby clubs and schools,” O’Connor said.

He indicated the ISC kits would also be made ready for grassroots rugby clubs and schools for reasonable prices.

O’Connor said the deal was part of FRU’s inclusive and holistic goal to move rugby forward in all levels.

“That is one of the main factors considered by the FRU board.

“They (FRU board) kept in mind that it is quite expensive to run clubs and to buy kits.

“That was part of the strategy when we were negotiating the deal.

“It included the availability of kits for reasonable prices and also for it to be made available for provincial teams and clubs,” he said.

Source : http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=404887
Article By : Peni Komaisavai

Patisserie Pacifica In Lautoka

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Grace Road Group opens pastry shop at TappooCity.

People of the West can now enjoy a new range of pastries at a newly opened outlet in TappooCity Lautoka.
Patisserie Pacifica opened yesterday.

Patisserie Pacifica, a dessert shop, is owned and operated by the Grace Road Group.

Tappoo Group of Companies executive director Mahendra Tappoo said: “We are thrilled that the Grace Road Group choose to grow at our Tappoo locations, especially because of the value they place on quality of service and in the unique products that they offer.

“Their food outlets are of very high international standards and keeping with the high standard of our shopping malls.

“We are very proud of this five-star shopping mall that we have created for the people of Lautoka and the Western Division.”

Mr. Tappoo said they are happy with the positive response from customers.

This is the Western Division’s first shopping mall.

It houses state of the art cinemas, an international food court with a variety of cuisines on offer, department stores, supermarkets, specialty stores, hair and beauty salon, pharmacy and children’s play Centre.

“It is a complete shopping, food, fun, and entertainment destination for locals and tourists alike. This is what TappooCity is all about,” he said.

Grace Road Group president Daniel Kim said: “Patisserie Pacifica as a dessert café is determined to give Fiji’s wider public the taste of premier pastries.

“As South Korean-Fijians, we realize that Fijians are deserving of a bigger variety of foods. Our cakes and pastries are very unique and are created with the people of Fiji in mind,” he said.

Mr. Kim said the total estimated cost of setting up the dessert shop was close to $500,000.

Source : http://fijisun.com.fj/2017/06/21/patisserie-pacifica-in-lautoka/
Article By : Shahani Mala

Grace Road Group opens pastry shop at TappooCity.

People of the West can now enjoy a new range of pastries at a newly opened outlet in TappooCity Lautoka.
Patisserie Pacifica opened yesterday.

Patisserie Pacifica, a dessert shop, is owned and operated by the Grace Road Group.

Tappoo Group of Companies executive director Mahendra Tappoo said: “We are thrilled that the Grace Road Group choose to grow at our Tappoo locations, especially because of the value they place on quality of service and in the unique products that they offer.

“Their food outlets are of very high international standards and keeping with the high standard of our shopping malls.

“We are very proud of this five-star shopping mall that we have created for the people of Lautoka and the Western Division.”

Mr. Tappoo said they are happy with the positive response from customers.

This is the Western Division’s first shopping mall.

It houses state of the art cinemas, an international food court with a variety of cuisines on offer, department stores, supermarkets, specialty stores, hair and beauty salon, pharmacy and children’s play Centre.

“It is a complete shopping, food, fun, and entertainment destination for locals and tourists alike. This is what TappooCity is all about,” he said.

Grace Road Group president Daniel Kim said: “Patisserie Pacifica as a dessert café is determined to give Fiji’s wider public the taste of premier pastries.

“As South Korean-Fijians, we realize that Fijians are deserving of a bigger variety of foods. Our cakes and pastries are very unique and are created with the people of Fiji in mind,” he said.

Mr. Kim said the total estimated cost of setting up the dessert shop was close to $500,000.

Source : http://fijisun.com.fj/2017/06/21/patisserie-pacifica-in-lautoka/
Article By : Shahani Mala

Patisserie Pacifica opens in Lautoka

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Patisserie Pacifica opens in Lautoka

Patisserie Pacifica, a dessert chain of Korean’s Grace Road Group opens at TappooCity in Lautoka with very unique desserts made from local ingredients.

Patisserie Pacifica is Grace Road Group’s fourth food outlet to open at a Tappoo establishment.

Group president Daniel Kim says this joint would offer Fijian a chance to unique desserts.

“Patisserie Pacifica has employed five staff. We will also look at opening at three other outlets however, we have a contract with Tappoo City in Suva and some other outlets we looking for it.”

Another outlet will open at Tappoo City in Suva soon.

Source : http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/51868/patisserie-pacifica-opens-in-lautoka
Article By : Ropate Valemei

Patisserie Pacifica opens in Lautoka

Patisserie Pacifica, a dessert chain of Korean’s Grace Road Group opens at TappooCity in Lautoka with very unique desserts made from local ingredients.

Patisserie Pacifica is Grace Road Group’s fourth food outlet to open at a Tappoo establishment.

Group president Daniel Kim says this joint would offer Fijian a chance to unique desserts.

“Patisserie Pacifica has employed five staff. We will also look at opening at three other outlets however, we have a contract with Tappoo City in Suva and some other outlets we looking for it.”

Another outlet will open at Tappoo City in Suva soon.

Source : http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/51868/patisserie-pacifica-opens-in-lautoka
Article By : Ropate Valemei

Tappoo Exclusive For Fijian Wear

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The International Sports Clothing (ISC) will be the official kit merchandise collection partners for the Fiji Rugby Union while Tappoo will be the exclusive retailer in Fiji.

The Vodafone Flying Fijians wore the new ISC kit against the Wallabies last Saturday in Melbourne.

The partnership includes the supply of all kits for all FRU international matches and for provincial teams.

Tappoo Executive Director Remal Tappoo said it was an honor to be chosen as the ISC exclusive retailer in Fiji.

“We are proud that ISC has chosen Tappoo as a retailer partner in Fiji,” Tappoo said.

“We have had a very long association in selling Fijian rugby products.

“Fiji Rugby is not only popular with the locals but it is usually everyone’s second favorite team internationally.

“We look forward to selling ISC range to all our local fans as well as tourists that visit our shores across all our stores including resorts and at the Nadi International Airport.”

ISC head of sales Stanko Zonich is grateful to be associated with Fiji Rugby Union.

“On behalf of ISC I would like to say that it is an honor and privilege to be involved with the FRU,” Zonich said.

“We understand how much this team means to the country and we are happy to be part it.”

Meanwhile, Fiji Rugby Union chief executive John O’Connor thanked ISC for their support.

“We made a decision to appoint ISC as the official collection just a few weeks ago and they agreed to come on board.”

Source: http://fijisun.com.fj/2017/06/16/tappoo-exclusive-for-fijian-wear/
Article By: GRACE NARAYAN, Suva

The International Sports Clothing (ISC) will be the official kit merchandise collection partners for the Fiji Rugby Union while Tappoo will be the exclusive retailer in Fiji.

The Vodafone Flying Fijians wore the new ISC kit against the Wallabies last Saturday in Melbourne.

The partnership includes the supply of all kits for all FRU international matches and for provincial teams.

Tappoo Executive Director Remal Tappoo said it was an honor to be chosen as the ISC exclusive retailer in Fiji.

“We are proud that ISC has chosen Tappoo as a retailer partner in Fiji,” Tappoo said.

“We have had a very long association in selling Fijian rugby products.

“Fiji Rugby is not only popular with the locals but it is usually everyone’s second favorite team internationally.

“We look forward to selling ISC range to all our local fans as well as tourists that visit our shores across all our stores including resorts and at the Nadi International Airport.”

ISC head of sales Stanko Zonich is grateful to be associated with Fiji Rugby Union.

“On behalf of ISC I would like to say that it is an honor and privilege to be involved with the FRU,” Zonich said.

“We understand how much this team means to the country and we are happy to be part it.”

Meanwhile, Fiji Rugby Union chief executive John O’Connor thanked ISC for their support.

“We made a decision to appoint ISC as the official collection just a few weeks ago and they agreed to come on board.”

Source: http://fijisun.com.fj/2017/06/16/tappoo-exclusive-for-fijian-wear/
Article By: GRACE NARAYAN, Suva

Neglect is the highest recorded type of elderly abuse in Fiji-Tappoo

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Neglect is the highest recorded type of elderly abuse in Fiji.

This was highlighted by Dr Krupali Tappoo while speaking at the Elder Abuse Awareness Forum at Australian Pacific Technical College who says that about 1 in 10 older people experience abuse every month.

Dr Tappoo says that rates of abuse may be higher for people living in institutions than in the community and this type of abuse may come from family or other community carers at home or in a residential aged care facility and may include physically restraining patients, depriving them of dignity and choice over daily affairs, intentionally providing insufficient care and over or under medicating.

She says that it was also revealed in a study conducted in 2010 that neglect of elderly persons stands at 58.5 percent, physical abuse of elderly persons is 15.7 percent, financial exploitation is 12.3 percent and emotional abuse is 7.3 percent.
Dr Tappoo says that the study has also revealed that the older population aged 60 and over comprised 8% of the total population and is projected to increase to 17% in 2050 which will be about 170,500 people.

She says that the oldest old population which is 80 years and above, is expected to increase from 5,000 in 2010 to 28,500 in 2050.

While highlighting the statistics at the Elder Abuse awareness forum Dr Tappoo stressed that the elders in any society are to be respected rather than abused.

Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission Director, Ashwin Raj says that there needs to be a recognition to the contribution of the older persons to the social, cultural, economic and political sectors of society.

He says that stakeholders need to work to have an inclusive society that instills dignity, respect for human rights and meets basic needs through empowerment of older persons.

Neglect is the highest recorded type of elderly abuse in Fiji.

This was highlighted by Dr Krupali Tappoo while speaking at the Elder Abuse Awareness Forum at Australian Pacific Technical College who says that about 1 in 10 older people experience abuse every month.

Dr Tappoo says that rates of abuse may be higher for people living in institutions than in the community and this type of abuse may come from family or other community carers at home or in a residential aged care facility and may include physically restraining patients, depriving them of dignity and choice over daily affairs, intentionally providing insufficient care and over or under medicating.

She says that it was also revealed in a study conducted in 2010 that neglect of elderly persons stands at 58.5 percent, physical abuse of elderly persons is 15.7 percent, financial exploitation is 12.3 percent and emotional abuse is 7.3 percent.
Dr Tappoo says that the study has also revealed that the older population aged 60 and over comprised 8% of the total population and is projected to increase to 17% in 2050 which will be about 170,500 people.

She says that the oldest old population which is 80 years and above, is expected to increase from 5,000 in 2010 to 28,500 in 2050.

While highlighting the statistics at the Elder Abuse awareness forum Dr Tappoo stressed that the elders in any society are to be respected rather than abused.

Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission Director, Ashwin Raj says that there needs to be a recognition to the contribution of the older persons to the social, cultural, economic and political sectors of society.

He says that stakeholders need to work to have an inclusive society that instills dignity, respect for human rights and meets basic needs through empowerment of older persons.

Life Cinema Opens

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Life Cinema staff takes a selfie with some members of the public during its soft opening. Photo: SUPPLIED.

By LUKE NACE
Source: www.thejetnewspaper.com

Life Cinema at TappooCity in Lautoka has officially begun business on an auspicious note.

And to add on to that its first screening went off with 95 percent bookings.

The well-designed and eye catching Cinema was a long due dream for the people of Lautoka as most stated.

A family landowner of where TappooCity has been built, Liku Derenalagi, said these types of facilities were what Lautoka city needed and it was about time.

“I spent more than 50 years in Lautoka and with all the developments that Lautoka has seen nothing beats this building and the setup of Life Cinema in this area,” Ms. Derenalagi said.

She said: “It was just fantastic and we need more these creativity in this area

“She added it was some-thing that would catch the eyes of tourists and they would love this place.

“Lautoka city will get some new life with this,” she said.

Moreover, a family from Solomon Islands was startled to see the facilities at Life Cinema.

“This is amazing and very modern class facility is avail-able here, we already feel abroad,” said Alex Agita.

Mr. Agita had gone to en- joy the movie Kong: Skull Island and said this would definitely attract tourists to Lautoka.

The Life Cinema Pro-motions and Film Booking Manager, Daniel Vikash, said they expected incredible crowd throughout the weekend and business he said would be high for sure.

“We are pleased that the response from the public was really good, phones were ringing from 10:30 am for bookings,” Mr. Vikash said.

The very first 300 customers received free Pepsi and small pop corns at its opening.

Opening its doors for the public at around 4 pm the first movie ‘Bardinath Ki Dhulania’ was screened at 5:20pm.

The new attractive facility also made young Urithik Kumar rush with his mum and dad to watch movie after school and work.

 

Life Cinema staff takes a selfie with some members of the public during its soft opening. Photo: SUPPLIED.

By LUKE NACE
Source: www.thejetnewspaper.com

Life Cinema at TappooCity in Lautoka has officially begun business on an auspicious note.

And to add on to that its first screening went off with 95 percent bookings.

The well-designed and eye catching Cinema was a long due dream for the people of Lautoka as most stated.

A family landowner of where TappooCity has been built, Liku Derenalagi, said these types of facilities were what Lautoka city needed and it was about time.

“I spent more than 50 years in Lautoka and with all the developments that Lautoka has seen nothing beats this building and the setup of Life Cinema in this area,” Ms. Derenalagi said.

She said: “It was just fantastic and we need more these creativity in this area

“She added it was some-thing that would catch the eyes of tourists and they would love this place.

“Lautoka city will get some new life with this,” she said.

Moreover, a family from Solomon Islands was startled to see the facilities at Life Cinema.

“This is amazing and very modern class facility is avail-able here, we already feel abroad,” said Alex Agita.

Mr. Agita had gone to en- joy the movie Kong: Skull Island and said this would definitely attract tourists to Lautoka.

The Life Cinema Pro-motions and Film Booking Manager, Daniel Vikash, said they expected incredible crowd throughout the weekend and business he said would be high for sure.

“We are pleased that the response from the public was really good, phones were ringing from 10:30 am for bookings,” Mr. Vikash said.

The very first 300 customers received free Pepsi and small pop corns at its opening.

Opening its doors for the public at around 4 pm the first movie ‘Bardinath Ki Dhulania’ was screened at 5:20pm.

The new attractive facility also made young Urithik Kumar rush with his mum and dad to watch movie after school and work.

TappooCity Lautoka Opens

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Posted on April 3, 2017
By LUKE NACEI
Source: http://www.thejetnewspaper.com/2017/04/03/tappoocity-lautoka-opens/

A Tappoo department store and a Tappoo Home & leisure store opened for business in the new TappooCity Lautoka shopping mall on March 30th.

The complex is along Vitogo Parade and adjacent to Churchill Park.

The mall is guaranteed to be a magnet for Lautoka’s 50,000 plus populace who have long held nostalgic aspirations for a shopping mall of international standards.

Tappoo group of company’s director Mahendra Tappoo said Lautoka complex is a grand symbol of the Tappoo Group’s commitment to the Fijian people.

“The Tappoo Group commenced trading in Fiji 75 years ago on 23rd August 1941.

“TappooCity Lautoka stands near completion, ready to rejuvenate Fiji’s second largest city and inject into the city’s commerce the vitality that reflects its people.

“While the concept is largely a replica of TappooCity Suva, the signature-grey complex has a good sum of unique offering that sets it apart,” said Mr Tappoo.

Among these offering is a dual cinema, a premium supermarket and five corporate sports booths overlooking the Churchill Parks sports stadium from which the world famous Fijian Rugby 7s stars can be seen performing.

“There is nothing short of a community response to city that has painfully lacked such options,” Mr Tappoo said.

“Lautoka’s populace, from which the Group expects to draw about 70 percent of its walk-in-customer will for the first time have an international standard food.

The complex state of the art dual cinema is another highlight.

“With entertainment options centre in lush location with ample parking, patrons are expected to spend more than the average time at the shopping complex.”

Tappoo’s full range of branded merchandise in all categories like perfumes and cosmetics, watches and jewellery, sports goods, women’s fashion, menswear and contemporary Indian fashion are among the diverse range.

Posted on April 3, 2017
By LUKE NACEI
Source: http://www.thejetnewspaper.com/2017/04/03/tappoocity-lautoka-opens/

A Tappoo department store and a Tappoo Home & leisure store opened for business in the new TappooCity Lautoka shopping mall on March 30th.

The complex is along Vitogo Parade and adjacent to Churchill Park.

The mall is guaranteed to be a magnet for Lautoka’s 50,000 plus populace who have long held nostalgic aspirations for a shopping mall of international standards.

Tappoo group of company’s director Mahendra Tappoo said Lautoka complex is a grand symbol of the Tappoo Group’s commitment to the Fijian people.

“The Tappoo Group commenced trading in Fiji 75 years ago on 23rd August 1941.

“TappooCity Lautoka stands near completion, ready to rejuvenate Fiji’s second largest city and inject into the city’s commerce the vitality that reflects its people.

“While the concept is largely a replica of TappooCity Suva, the signature-grey complex has a good sum of unique offering that sets it apart,” said Mr Tappoo.

Among these offering is a dual cinema, a premium supermarket and five corporate sports booths overlooking the Churchill Parks sports stadium from which the world famous Fijian Rugby 7s stars can be seen performing.

“There is nothing short of a community response to city that has painfully lacked such options,” Mr Tappoo said.

“Lautoka’s populace, from which the Group expects to draw about 70 percent of its walk-in-customer will for the first time have an international standard food.

The complex state of the art dual cinema is another highlight.

“With entertainment options centre in lush location with ample parking, patrons are expected to spend more than the average time at the shopping complex.”

Tappoo’s full range of branded merchandise in all categories like perfumes and cosmetics, watches and jewellery, sports goods, women’s fashion, menswear and contemporary Indian fashion are among the diverse range.

“A vitality that reflects its people”: Tappoo Group’s Lautoka mall nears full opening

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by Jason Holland
Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report
31 March 2017

“A vitality that reflects its people”: Tappoo Group’s Lautoka mall nears full opening

FIJI. Tappoo Group has unveiled a number of stores at its Tappoo City mall in Lautoka ahead of its full opening in coming weeks, when a duty free offer will be added.

“TappooCity Lautoka stands near completion ready to rejuvenate Fiji’s second-largest city and inject into the city’s commerce, the vitality that reflects its people,” Tappoo Group said.

“While the concept is largely a replica of TappooCity Suva, the signature-grey complex has a good sum of unique offerings that sets it apart.”

The 86,000sq ft mall has been designed to appeal to Lautoka’s 50,000 locals as well as cruise ship passengers and tourists.

As well as duty free, the mall’s offering includes a newly-opened department store and home & leisure store as well as speciality retail outlets, “international standard” food & beverage options, a cinema, a supermarket and five corporate sports booths overlooking Churchill Park stadium.

One third of the retail space will be devoted to branded merchandise in all categories, while local products will also be a central feature.

“Destination Fiji handicrafts and souvenirs with an exciting ‘Made in Fiji’ range is sure to be an attraction for cruise ship passengers at the Lautoka wharf as well as tourist day trippers from the neighbouring town and Denerau resorts,” the company said.

by Jason Holland
Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report
31 March 2017

“A vitality that reflects its people”: Tappoo Group’s Lautoka mall nears full opening

FIJI. Tappoo Group has unveiled a number of stores at its Tappoo City mall in Lautoka ahead of its full opening in coming weeks, when a duty free offer will be added.

“TappooCity Lautoka stands near completion ready to rejuvenate Fiji’s second-largest city and inject into the city’s commerce, the vitality that reflects its people,” Tappoo Group said.

“While the concept is largely a replica of TappooCity Suva, the signature-grey complex has a good sum of unique offerings that sets it apart.”

The 86,000sq ft mall has been designed to appeal to Lautoka’s 50,000 locals as well as cruise ship passengers and tourists.

As well as duty free, the mall’s offering includes a newly-opened department store and home & leisure store as well as speciality retail outlets, “international standard” food & beverage options, a cinema, a supermarket and five corporate sports booths overlooking Churchill Park stadium.

One third of the retail space will be devoted to branded merchandise in all categories, while local products will also be a central feature.

“Destination Fiji handicrafts and souvenirs with an exciting ‘Made in Fiji’ range is sure to be an attraction for cruise ship passengers at the Lautoka wharf as well as tourist day trippers from the neighbouring town and Denerau resorts,” the company said.

Gloria Jean’s Set To Delight Lautoka

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by ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN , LAUTOKA
April 02
Source: Fiji Sun
http://fijisun.com.fj/2017/04/02/gloria-jeans-set-to-delight-lautoka/

 

Gloria Jean’s Coffees lovers in the Western division no longer have to travel to Suva for its glorious coffees.
The well established and famous Australian coffee house officially opened for business at the TappooCity Lautoka complex yesterday.

Two coffee house were officially commissioned by the Minister for Local Government, Rural Development, Housing and Environment, Parveen Kumar Bala.

One at the ground floor and the other next to the Life Cinema on the second floor.

The Master Franchise holder, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, marketing and development, Ariel De Asa, said he was happy to introduce the most loved and talked about coffee house of Suva in Lautoka.

“We are glad that we were able to secure two outlets here and we are now looking forward for not only people of Lautoka but the Western crowd to come and enjoy the menu at the coffee house,” Mr De Asa said.

Mr De Asa also said at least 22 people were to be hired for this new investment.

“This is a significant investment and we also have created job opportunities for the people,” he said.

As Mr Bala took a tour of the newly build complex, he said he was honoured to be part of the Gloria Jean’s opened yesterday and it was indeed a right decision to approve this investment in Lautoka.

“I remember when I was special administrator at Lautoka at the time when I approved this project there were handful of people who said that I sold Lautoka,” Mr Bala stated.

“In fact there was nothing to sell but now after investment people have realised how important this was for Lautoka city,” he said.
Here we have now a modern shopping centre, new cinema, creation of employment and whole lot of new brands introduced in the city, he added.

“These kinds of investments are very important. People need to have vision get out of that box and think bigger the investment done.”

Moreover, Mr Bala said Tappoo group had come in with a better proposal in terms of partnership with Lautoka City Counil.
Currently, five corporate booth at the cost of Tappoo Group are being made at level two of the complex right adjacent to Churchill Park.

These booths could be specifically hired at an event of games to be watched from inside upon completion.

Also, Mr Bala said, Tappoo Group had made the front gate or the park as per the proposal.

This also included developing parking spaces which is also currently underway.

by ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN , LAUTOKA
April 02
Source: Fiji Sun
http://fijisun.com.fj/2017/04/02/gloria-jeans-set-to-delight-lautoka/

 

Gloria Jean’s Coffees lovers in the Western division no longer have to travel to Suva for its glorious coffees.
The well established and famous Australian coffee house officially opened for business at the TappooCity Lautoka complex yesterday.

Two coffee house were officially commissioned by the Minister for Local Government, Rural Development, Housing and Environment, Parveen Kumar Bala.

One at the ground floor and the other next to the Life Cinema on the second floor.

The Master Franchise holder, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, marketing and development, Ariel De Asa, said he was happy to introduce the most loved and talked about coffee house of Suva in Lautoka.

“We are glad that we were able to secure two outlets here and we are now looking forward for not only people of Lautoka but the Western crowd to come and enjoy the menu at the coffee house,” Mr De Asa said.

Mr De Asa also said at least 22 people were to be hired for this new investment.

“This is a significant investment and we also have created job opportunities for the people,” he said.

As Mr Bala took a tour of the newly build complex, he said he was honoured to be part of the Gloria Jean’s opened yesterday and it was indeed a right decision to approve this investment in Lautoka.

“I remember when I was special administrator at Lautoka at the time when I approved this project there were handful of people who said that I sold Lautoka,” Mr Bala stated.

“In fact there was nothing to sell but now after investment people have realised how important this was for Lautoka city,” he said.
Here we have now a modern shopping centre, new cinema, creation of employment and whole lot of new brands introduced in the city, he added.

“These kinds of investments are very important. People need to have vision get out of that box and think bigger the investment done.”

Moreover, Mr Bala said Tappoo group had come in with a better proposal in terms of partnership with Lautoka City Counil.
Currently, five corporate booth at the cost of Tappoo Group are being made at level two of the complex right adjacent to Churchill Park.

These booths could be specifically hired at an event of games to be watched from inside upon completion.

Also, Mr Bala said, Tappoo Group had made the front gate or the park as per the proposal.

This also included developing parking spaces which is also currently underway.

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