2015 marks 74 years of operations in Fiji for Tappoo Group. It commemorates a triumphant transition from the Group’s retail beginnings to a multi-interest business concern annexing wholesaling, manufacturing and expats to its strong retail infrastructure.
The Tappoo Group of Companies traces its origins back to a single store. When founder, Tappoo Kanji, the father and grandfather to present directors, established his small goldsmith business, handcrafting small pieces of jewellery himself in Sigatoka in 1941, he had no idea that he was laying the foundations of a business that, within a generation, would be one of the largest in Fiji.
By 1964, Tappoo had grown his business to an extent where he could venture boldly into Duty Free trading, a competitive segment which was becoming the hallmark of tourism in Fiji. In the same year, Tappoo’s eldest son, Kanti took over as Managing Director of the concern.
The growing retail strength of the organisation paved the way for Tappoo to enter the domestic Wholesale distribution market. The perception of Tappoo as a retailer of only the finest, authentic products continues to pay dividends in establishing new products into the Fiji domestic market.
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