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