Following the opening of Prouds Duty Free stores at Jackson International Airport in Port Moresby on Thursday 2nd July exciting time looms for Papua New Guinea’s retail sector.
A joint partnership between Fiji’s Motibhai Group and CPL Group of PNG, the Prouds outlet was officially opened by PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill on the eve of 2015 Pacific Games which is hosted by Papua New Guinea.
The stores which are located within the Departure and Arrival areas of the airport is the result of many months of planning following the major upgrade and refurbishment of facilities at the terminal area by National Airport Corporation (NAC) of PNG.
The new stores with their innovative design and presentation and great shopping ambience offer a number of International brands some of which are Johnnie Walker, Chivas Regal, Jim Beam, Absolut, Nikon, Sony, Gucci, Guess, Seiko, Oakley, Rayban, Emporio Armani, Prada, Mars, Nestle, Cadbury, Givenchy, Kenzo, Issey Miyake, Calvin Klein, Allure, Toscow, J Hunter, Pacific Pearls, Vera May and Fiji’s famous Pure Fiji and Reniu.
Prouds Director Tejash Patel who was present at the official opening says the expansion into Papua New Guinea adds a new dimension to the Group’s expansion plans at a regional level.
He said the Group has extensive experience in airport duty free and travel retail having laid the foundation of such concepts back in 70’s.
“In partnership with CPL Group, PROUDS foray in Papua New Guinea will provide a world class shopping experience to travellers at the Port Moresby Jackson International Airport,” Mr Patel said.
“Aligned with the latest International Duty Free Travel Retail trends, we will carry international and major brands of liquor, tobacco, fragrances, confectionaries, watches and jewellery.
“With the wide range of international brands, travellers will be able to purchase with confidence and will get value for their money,” he said.