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Leading UK specialist news, convenience and bookseller WHSmith, has recently announced that it has entered into a franchise agreement in Fiji with The Tappoo Group, one of Fiji’s best known businesses.

With more than 1100 stores both in the UK and across the world, including Australia, India and the Middle East, WHSmith is a staple at shopping malls and travel locations like airports and railway stations, offering a wide range of newspapers, magazines, books, confectionery and drinks for travellers.

The Tappoo Group will soon be introducing the WHSmith brand into resort corners and some of the destination stores it currently operates, with the first store opening later this year at the iconic TappooCity which is Fiji’s premier shopping, food, fun and entertainment destination and a pride of the Pacific. WHSmith concept store will also be ideally suited for the Nadi & Nausori airports where Tappoo has a strong retail presence.

WHSmith Travel Chief Operating Officer Simon Smith said, “We are delighted to be working with The Tappoo Group in Fiji to bring WHSmith’s dedicated news, magazine, books and convenience offer to shoppers and tourists in key travel locations across the islands”.

The Tappoo Group CEO & Executive Director Mr Madhu Tappoo, said, “We are proud of the exceptional shopping experience we offer to residents and tourists alike throughout Fiji. WHSmith is a popular and well known brand in the UK and in locations like Australia and India and we believe it is a perfect fit with The Tappoo Group”. WHSmith have a strong presence at leading airports around the world.”A WHSmith concept store will ideally suit the proposed specialty store environment proposed at the redeveloped Nadi Airport”, said Mr Tappoo.

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