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Western division hotels spend about $38.47m on imported produce

August 22, 2018 10:52 pm

Hotels in the western division could potentially save close to $40 million from its total food import bill.

The IFC report launched earlier this week shows hotels in Nadi, Lautoka, Mamanuca Islands and the Yasawa Islands spend around $18.29m collectively on imported food.

Meanwhile Denarau have the highest level of importing fresh produce spending approximately $20.18m annually.

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The high demand in imported produce for Denarau is related to the majority of guests from the Australian and New Zealand family market.

However, hotels along the Coral Coast are putting more emphasis in creating a stronger network between chefs, farmers and suppliers to have more knowledge of locally available fresh produce.

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