Celebrating the voices of our network

 

IGA ROSEBERY

Coming to Australia with just $50 Jim and Li now do whatever they can to support the community that supported them.

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SWANBOURNE MARKET IGA XPRESS

Swanbourne Market IGA Xpress is an Aladdin’s cave of tastes, ingredients and flavours. Owners Steve and Kirsty Carre are passionate supporters of local producers and suppliers, doing whatever they can to help everyone succeed.

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Flinders street iga xpress

IGA Xpress Flinders Street is a small store with a big heart that makes a huge difference. Witnessing rising rates of homelessness in the city, brothers Dashmir, Daim and Urim are committed to helping feed, support and restore the dignity of people doing in tough.

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We love supporting local producers and farmers

IGA retailers sit at the heart of local communities across Australia and love supporting local producers and farmers.

Here are just some of our stories…

Crookwell IGA

Farmer Neil is good mates with Floyd Davies, proud owner of Crookwell IGA. They’ve played footy together for years and are looking forward to getting back out on the field!

Seasons IGA Caloundra

Justine is a regular at IGA Caloundra. She knows Greg is big on supporting local farmers and suppliers and stocking the shelves with what the locals want!

IGA Mills and Sons Cunnamulla

Farmer Alex has known Eddie Mills, the proud owner of IGA Cunnamulla since he was little. In fact, Alex is mates with the whole family and these families go back three generations!

About Us – Our Stories

IGA is a network of over 1,300 independent family owned businesses that sit at the heart of local communities across Australia, giving back and supporting local producers, suppliers and charities wherever possible. Here are just some of our stories.

Doing it for the kids

IGA are passionate supporters of The Humpty Dumpty Foundation, providing lifesaving equipment for sick and injured children in local communities across Australia.

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Age is Just a Number

At 88 years young and after 67 years in business, Les Dale, proud owner of Dale’s IGA Henty remains the driving force behind the family business.

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Like Father, Like Son

Paul, Anthony and Joseph Romeo are proudly following in the footsteps of their father Tony, in their family owned and community minded stores.

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A Family Affair

With three generations, and eight family members working together in this big store, with a big heart, Golden Apple IGA truly is a family affair.

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Choosing to include

Tony Ingpen, owner of IGA Mt Evelyn celebrates all abilities and is proud to call Ronnie both a valued staff member and friend.

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Fresh is best

For brothers Richard and Antoine Rizk only the best will do and every day, they go to great lengths to provide their customers with fresh, local and affordable produce.

One big happy family

Lee-Anne and Adam Woodgate always put their customers, who have become like family first, sharing their lives, love, and laughter every single day.

Mother Knows Best

Across the country many IGA stores are run by strong and passionate women, who are passing on their knowledge of the family business to the next generation. Here are just some of their stories.

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Leading by example

Father and son and best friends Nick and Spero Chapley are well known for their world class supermarket but remain focused on what else they can do to serve their local community.

Local farmers first

From fleeing Poland in search of a better life, to running independent supermarkets that are passionate supporters of local producers and suppliers, Bob has and always will put local farmers first.

Generation to Generation

As family owned businesses, the story of stores passing from father to child is familiar to many IGA retailers. Here are just some of them.

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Giving our best

From humble beginnings, coming to Australia with just $50 to owning a cherished local IGA together, best friends Jim and Lee now do whatever they can to support the community that supported them.

We want everyone to flourish

Swanbourne Market IGA Xpress is an Aladdin’s cave of tastes, ingredients and flavours. Owners Steve and Kirsty Carre are passionate supporters of local producers and suppliers, doing whatever they can to help everyone succeed.

Heart of the city

IGA Xpress Flinders Street is a small store with a big heart that makes a huge difference. Witnessing rising rates of homelessness in the city, brothers Dashmir, Daim and Urim are committed to helping feed, support and restore the dignity of people doing it tough.

Loyal to the locals

Manuel Xyrakis and the three generations of family who look after IGA Ainslie are passionate supporters of their local community. From sponsoring the neighbourhood footy club to prioritising local suppliers, the Xyrakis family story is one of loyalty and enduring connections with their beloved Ainslie.

A taste of Italy

With three generations working in the store, Boccaccio Supa IGA Balwyn truly is a family affair. The D’Anna’s are passionate about food, wine and their heritage, sharing a little piece of authentic Italy with their customers, who are more like friends and family, every day.

Saving an island store

IGA Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island faced an uncertain future, with the local community and its staff fearing it would close. New owner Sue McLeay was determined to save the store, and with a locals supporting locals approach, now champions island producers and products.

Here for the town

The Rigter family have been an integral part of the Geraldton community for 50 years. More than just supermarket owners, this loving family is in it for the long run and committed to the town. Giving back and going the extra mile sits at the heart of everything they do.

Fabric of the community

Fredericks IGA has been at the heart of the local community for generations. It wasn’t until the store burnt to the ground in 2012, that everyone realised just how important the store was to the community. With the help of the locals they traded out of an empty art gallery, while Trevor Fredericks rebuilt it from the ashes.

Doing the right thing

Julie Quinton is no ordinary supermarket owner. The untimely death of her husband saw her taking on the store, putting her stamp on it and taking the moral stance of removing all cage eggs from the shelves, making her the first known supermarket to do this.

Say G’day

Lou Piccone is a household name in the tropical Far North. He’s as local as they come and has dedicated his life to serving his community. Lou never misses an opportunity to say G’day to everyone.

It’s just what we do

Kerry and husband Shane moved to the small town of Penolain South Australia to open an IGA and raise her family. Here she tells of how kind locals rallied around her to bring hope & courage in the midst of a personal tragedy and how she now gives back to them.

4 Stools

Dan Rigney, owner of IGA X-press Alexandra Hills reflects on how family has shaped him and why looking after his local community is so important. He tells us a heart warming story about the four locals that meet at his store every morning.

My 5 secrets

Ian Ashcroft of Ashcroft’s Supa IGA in Orange shares his five secrets to living a happy, healthy, successful life. This story tells how he and his wife Rochelle are dedicated to making an impact on the community around them.

Local Farm Girl

Roz White, owner of White’s IGAs on the Sunshine Coast, shares her passion to support local suppliers and deliver the freshest local food to her stores. A farm girl herself, she knows what it takes to get farm fresh food onto the shelves.