WEBC SEPTEMBER PROFILE – LAPITA MARKETING ENTERPRISES
Lapita Marketing Enterprises is a family partnership business established in 2009 based and operating from our home at Valelevu, Nasinu.
Lapita Marketing is a wholesaler and retailer of 100% local wellbeing products.
Our company gets our supply of products from rural farmers supplying us with honey, noni juice, virgin coconut oil, layalaya tonic, turmeric tonic and handmade coconut based soap.
Majority of our suppliers are women who are skilful at what they make but don’t have the time or the skill to upgrade the look of their product after harvest before it gets to the hands of the consumers. That is where Lapita comes in and market these wholesome wellbeing range.
We work with them to pack and find markets in local retail outlets like hotel kitchens, supermarkets and pharmacies within Fiji and overseas.
Our company believes that Fiji is blessed with great natural products that when given a little push will create demand in Fiji and overseas markets.
Lapita provides a marketing outlet for our rural producers and empower them financially providing them with the much needed cash to cater for their basic needs like shelter, medical, education, better nutrition at home for the family and more. Our work here is to build relationships with them as suppliers as we do not manufacture anything and relies on them to work on our behalf.
It will also provide food security for the population of Fiji as we look to depend on our natural resources and reduce importation of food products hence reducing our medical bills as we use our very own wellbeing range.
Lapita products are retailed at Kundan Singh Supermarkets and all SuperDrug pharmaceutical outlets.
There is a small volume of export order of Lapita Noni Juice and Lapita Honey to Korea every 2 months.
We believe that to keep the farmers keep doing what they are good at – there should be a handful of consolidators like Lapita to buy and move their products to retailers.
This process keeps the farmers in rural areas and allowing to keep doing what they are good at and keep the agricultural industry alive and well.
Lapita keeps looking at other local products that they can work with which may have potential to be added to our current cluster of wellbeing range.
PO Box 17949, Suva FIJI – 39 Nayavumata Road, Nasinu Tel: +679 3343776, Mobile: +679 9075605,
Email: email@example.com, Web: www.lapitafiji.com