20 Dec 2007

Fiji retailers association says Christmas will be bleak for some businesses

10:59 am on 20 December 2007

The Fiji Retailers Association president, Himmat Lodhia, says the absence of Christmas bonus payments for workers this year has seen a bleak business trend for most retailers.

He told the Fiji Times that it appeared people did not have extra money for non-essentials and gifts.

He says its further aggravated by the lack of the visiting friends and relatives clientele due to the lack of flights and expensive fares.