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Shopping at independent supermarkets

For those looking for the convenience and range of products found at a supermarket, local and independent businesses are a much better alternative than shopping at major companies like Coles, Woolworths or Aldi. Independent supermarkets like IGA or FoodWorks are owned by locals and keep money and jobs in our community. Although most of the food available at these supermarkets isn’t produced locally, individual owners are able choose what they stock, and many have a good local range on offer – just ask a staff member to help you find it.     


Supermarket Superpowers and Ethical Groceries

The domination of major supermarkets Coles and Woolworths over our groceries has a wider impact than most of us realise: not just on what we buy, but on what Australian farmers grow, the kind of produce other retailers can access, and the quality of what’s available to eat.


IGA’s president John Ross is bullish on the future of independent retail

Since taking over as president of the Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) two years ago, John Ross has sounded the clarion call that retail competition is everywhere — chain growth, new channels, foodservice options, digital and online and more. IGA’s mission for nearly 100 years has been to offer independent member grocery stores the ability to better compete in the marketplace while at the same time allowing them to stay true to who they are: Hometown store owners meeting the needs of their local communities

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