R. A Bailey holds its ground against winds of change

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PALAPYE: This town has become well known for a retail explosion that has seen high-class malls spring up throughout the village, jostling for both the increasingly wealthier local population and abundant highway traffic.

At every strategic intersection in the village, a new shiny mall is rising, millions of Pula being spent on modern designs and finishes. The billboards and insignia of trendy retail brands are emblazoned at the malls, indicative of the fierce competition being waged for the hearts and minds of consumers.

Standing quietly in the midst of the retail storm is a 122-year-old business that dates back to the early days of the Central District village. R. A Bailey was amongst the first businesses to open in Palapye, being a small outlet offering limited services to an equally small rural farming community.

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