MORRIS Hedstrom (MH) and MH Homemaker opened its $0.5million three-in-one branch in Tailevu to cater for customers from Korovou to Rakiraki.
Though the supermarket, MH Homemaker and hardware branch opened before Christmas last year, MH general manager Ameer Hussain said the new branch used to be Waimaro Holdings Supermarket.
"We are renting it. They were our contact to open our business there when we were thinking of a place to open our business," Mr Hussain said, noting the new highway and developments in the area prompted their move to cater for the people of Tailevu and Ra provinces.
"We have a shop in Nausori but a shop in Korovou will look after the people on that side of town."
He said the new branch comprises a supermarket, a homemaker section with furniture and electrical appliances and a hardware store.
"We have spent close to $0.5 million in renovations, fixtures and other maintenance works," he said.
Mr Hussain said MH operated a branch in Korovou five years ago and the recent opening was a boost for the company in terms of investment and expansion.