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$800k investment

Monika Singh
Thursday, April 20, 2017

A RETAIL company which had to relocate its branch to make way for renovations at its former location is confident of excelling in trade and has plans for expansion and greater range of products for its customers.

One Stop Warehouse (Fiji) Ltd trading as Best Buys relocated to the Fiji National Provident Fund's Downtown Boulevard and opened its doors to consumers yesterday.

Company chief executive officer Reaaz Ali said it was a total investment of $800,000 which also included capital expenditure on the renovations and maintenance of the old building at the boulevard.

Mr Ali said they spent about $100,000 in improving the infrastructure of the space, which included the lighting in the offices and tearoom.

At the moment, Mr Ali said the staff members who were at their Garden City shop were the ones employed at the boulevard branch.

"We have 10 staff at the moment but because this store is in a more robust part of the city we are likely to add more staff members," he said.

He said they would most likely add another 10 staff members to the existing number to cater for the growth in business.

Mr Ali said they had also added more products to their existing stock with more variety for their customers to choose from and within the next two months they would add more products to the list.

Best Buys' products are sourced from the US market or are made for the US market.

Mr Ali said because their products were made for the US market, they were of better quality which was controlled by their suppliers in the US.

He said their business had suffered by almost half a million dollars from the renovations at Garden City and road construction in Nadi.

The company has two branches — one in Nadi and one in Suva but Mr Ali said they had plans to open another branch in Lautoka and some more across the country.

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