Fiji has several large trading corporations and hundreds of small traders. The corporations own retail stores, interisland ships, plantations, hotels, travel services, copra-crushing mills, and breweries. Small enterprises range from a single tailor or shopkeeper to larger family businesses, most of which are operated by Indians or Chinese.
Businesses are normally open from 8:00 AM to 1 PM and from 2 to 4:30 PM on weekdays, and from 8 or 8:30 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays. Retail outlets are generally open from Monday through Friday, with half a day on Saturday. Most non-essential services and retail establishments are closed on Sundays. Though most major businesses and retail enterprises accept credit cards and travelers checks, a number of smaller, local businesses and shops operate on cash only.
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