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Br Chetty & Sons Ltd
Friday, December 07, 2012

B.R Chetty & Sons Ltd is a private company located at Nalovo, Nadi. It was established in 1962 by founder Bal Ram Chetty and its success in that early period led to its expansion. This expansion enabled the sons to become partners, thus it is family owned and operated business consisting of three generations. Currently the business is a retailer and wholesaler of grocery, liquor and petrol.

B.R. Chetty parents and grandparents along with the family came to Fiji in the indenture period. B.R Chetty and his two siblings are the first generation to be born in Fiji who settled in Kavanagasau. In his teens he used to help in his grandfather's small shop. Later on, he perused an occupation as a carpenter. However, this was not much in demand thus he followed in his grandfather's footsteps. Whereby he moved to Nalovo,Nadi to start his own business . The business first started by renting a shop in 1962 and then in 1969 the current shop was established.

The choice of starting the business in Nalovo,Nadi was a blessing in disguise. Nalovo was a central hub for the various surrounding of farming communities. Consisting of Momi,Savusavu,Nabila,Bavu,Nawai,Uciwai, Amgali, Nacovi, Malamala, Nawaicoba and Yako. Till this day we cater to all these villages and communities along with surrounding schools, religious organizations and resorts.

Following in his father's footsteps, Bob Chetty the current director used his drive and ambition to further expand the business. In 1980, along with his brother Sammy Chetty, a branch opened in Nadi town for the sole distribution of Fiji Gas. Also in 1985 they overtook a store in Yako to continue serving the community under the company name. As years progressed these businesses were later merged into one major branch which is at its current location.

Being at a central location between Nadi and Coral Coast we are able to cater to the vast number of tourists. Also over the past three years we have greatly served Nadi during the natural disaster periods.

Our shop may seem small from the outside but one should not judge a book by its cover, we have had various customers enter and say it's like a proper big supermarket as in Nadi Town. We are not like a typical village store as our customers are not served in a barracked manner but they are free to browse around and shop. Even our prices are just as competitive as to the leading supermarkets in town.

In order to honour the past of our business we are marking this achievement by rebranding our company image and looking forward to establish a shopping mall to be initiating into the future.