The Essence of Tappoo
The Tappoo Group of Companies retails, wholesales and supports an extensive range of high-quality products.
The Tappoo family, known for their commercial and social commitment to the nation, has operated the business for the past seven decades. "The founder instilled in us the firm belief that there is no substitute for hard work," says Tappoo Group Chairman Kanti Lal Tappoo.
Tappoo is an equal-opportunity employer and boasts a low staff-turnover. Managing over 1200 employees with a style as unique as the origins of the business: a style that underscores the success of the business.
TappooCity is the new six-storey shopping mall in the heart of the capital city Suva which has changed the Suva skyline forever, a structure that is uniquely Fijian, world-class, active and growing, destination and district creating, consumer focused and authentic. It is a landmark, an icon of the Pacific and a festival of light.
A sight-arresting design, TappooCity is not only a shopping experience beyond anything in Fiji; it is a sensory experience unparalleled in this country.
The flagship Tappoo department store occupies 3 levels of the building. Level 4 houses an international foodcourt and speciality shops, while levels 5 & 6 are reserved for executive offices.
Much awarded for design elegance, presentation standards and product range, Tappoo Department Stores are located at the key commercial centres of Suva, Nadi and Sigatoka. These stores offer an exclusive range of selected international brands to satisfy the most demanding taste. The Hotel stores offer upmarket luxury goods, resort-wear boutiques, gift & news shops as well as convenience stores and other specialised concessions at Fiji's major resorts.
Tappoo Group began a new era for shoppers at Fiji's international airports - Nadi and Nausori - by opening the first of its chain of customer-friendly, state-of-the-art stores in 1991. Today, the Tappoo Group has tremendous presence at both the airports, offering a variety of stores for both departing as well as arriving international passengers.
The Tappoo Group is entrusted with distributing and marketing a wide range of distinguished brands and accomplishes this with innovative approaches to distribution and a meaningful partnership commitment to its customers and suppliers.
Joint Ventures & Investments
Tappoo is also in joint venture with CP Group (NZ) Ltd to form Upfront Investments Limited. Upfront invests in tourism accommodation - running as Novotel Hotel and Mercure Hotel and managed by Accor.
Tappoo has a joint venture with the investment arm of national superannuation operator, Fiji National Provident Fund, FNPF Investments Limited. The JV company Penina Limited owns a six-storey shopping mall called TappooCity in the Suva CBD.
Tappoo is the supplier of Pepsi products in Fiji. The Tappoo Group bottles Pepsi and Pepsi products for the local market at its factory in Lautoka. A bigger factory is in the pipeline to enable the Group to distribute to neighbouring countries soon. Tappoo also has a number of other carbonated drinks in its distribution line-up. Tappoo is also the franchisee for Tarumba, a popular fruit drink which is bottled at its factory in Lautoka under license.
Tappoo through its wholly owned subsidiary Kia Motors Fiji has acquired exclusive franchise for the award winning Kia line up of cars and SUVs which it sells, markets & services through its showroom and service centres in Suva.
Fashion & Elegant Living
If one word could sum up the quality that imbues the Tappoo Group, it would be style. The Group is dedicated to creating shops that look as good as the products it sells."We have always believed that the shopping experience is as important as the product we sell." says Tappoo Group CEO & Exective Director, Madhu Tappoo.
Tappoo Department Stores offer perfumes, jewellery, fashion accessories and a wide range of quality merchandise from around the world. Tappoo Home & Leisure Stores in main urban centres of Fiji offer extensive range of branded white goods, home appliances, top-of-the-range electronics and health and fitness equipment.
Tag of Trust
Tappoo is a widely recognised and much trusted name with the consumers of Fiji. It has conducted business with integrity for 70 years. The family name and logo resonates the reputation of the Group.