This is part of the new changes, according to Stephen Ellis the production manager, which will see the supermarket working closely with local farmers.
While flying fresh vegetables and fruits in from places like Mt Hagen, Ellis said the company is also looking at investing in Lae.
Lae will be the central point of storage before shipping the produce to Port Moresby.
“There has been a huge switch for us in trying to limit the amount of fruit and vegetables coming in from overseas.
“When we have fruit and vegetables coming in from overseas, then that money is not staying in the community.
“We’re also spending a lot of time working with a lot of local farmers. We’ve worked with Boroma Piggery.
“We’ve switched from importing majority of our beef to sourcing this from PNG as well,” he said.
RH will be offering more information on its local approach during the first ever Vision City Expo beginning on Monday, June 27, through to July 3.
RH is part of 19 other companies who will be exhibiting at the expo this week.
Some new products will be introduced by the exhibitors, some to be offered on discount prices.
RH Hypermart will be exclusively introducing their wholesale saveloys new pack.
RH’s vision is: “The best wholesale and retail business with best customer service in Papua New Guinea”.
(RH Hypermart at Gordon, Port Moresby.