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Labasa Supermarket Boom: $3.7M

On January 28, 2022, Hari’s Fairprice Supermarket opened in Wailevu, to the tune of $60,000. Vuo Supermarket opened last Saturday, after an initial investment of $3.5 million. This week, Sashis Shopping Centre opened at Vunivau, with investment cost set at around $200,000.
11 Feb 2022 12:00
Labasa Supermarket Boom: $3.7M
Turaga na Tui Labasa, Ratu Jone Qomate, officiates at the opening of Vuo Supermarket, Labasa. Photo: Laisa Lui

Three supermarkets have opened in Labasa in a span of two weeks, with total investments estimated at $3.7 million.

The three are located in rural areas where they aim to serve the grassroot dwellers.

On January 28, 2022, Hari’s Fairprice Supermarket opened in Wailevu, to the tune of $60,000.

 

Vuo Supermarket opened last Saturday, after an initial investment of $3.5 million.

This week, Sashis Shopping Centre opened at Vunivau, with investment cost set at around $200,000.

 

Turaga na Tui Labasa, Ratu Jone Qomate, is shown the inside of the Vuo Supermarket and is escorted by Vuo Supermarket’s Financial Director, Jitendra Chand. Photo: Laisa Lui.

Turaga na Tui Labasa, Ratu Jone Qomate, is shown the inside of the Vuo Supermarket by Vuo Supermarket’s Financial Director, Jitendra Chand. Photo: Laisa Lui.

Vuo Supermarket
Located at Vunika, Vuo Supermarket is expected to serve customers from Seaqaqa and Saqani.

“We are pleased to have people coming all the way from Seaqaqa Town, Tabia, Tuatua, Wailevu, Waiqele, Bulileka, and along the corridor to Saqani,” said Vuo Supermarket’s financial director, Jitendra Chand.

 

Vuo Supermarket includes a service station and a rental car business.

Turaga na Tui Labasa, Ratu Jone Qomate, officiated at the launch of Vuo Supermarket, and said the developments were in line with the Government’s greater North plan.

Residents on the Vuo Supermarket side of the Qawa River are expected to save from travelling to Labasa Town.

 

Resident of Vunika, Nirmala Devi, said the development meant that shopping was within walking distance.

She said residents could save on bus fares to town, where they previously travelled to shop.

Ms Devi said one of the challenges they faced was flooding at the Soasoa flat which barred them from shopping.

 

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