IGA (Independent Grocers Alliance) was founded in America in 1926 and represents an alliance between wholesalers, retailers and manufacturers.
IGA became the vehicle for protecting and strengthening the relationship of the three players against the growth of the chain stores.
Today IGA is the world's largest voluntary supermarket network with sales of more than $22 billion (Euro Dollars) annually with over 4,000 independent stores in some 41 different countries.
IGA was brought to Australia by Davids Holdings in 1988 when 10 stores initially became members of IGA. In more recent times independent retailers have come to realise the benefits of uniting together under one brand, and today there are over 1000 IGA stores in the country.
Davids itself has changed its name to Metcash Trading Limited and the distribution side of the business changed to IGA Distribution.
IGA stands for 'Independent Grocers of Australia'.
The IGA logo represents a standard of consistency of operation in the industry, and more importantly to IGA customers. So while the offer may differ in each of the three channels, and the stores may be of different sizes, IGA customers can be assured that they are shopping IGA, and are enabling local Australian business to continue to be active in the communities that they serve.
The stores supplied by IGA Distribution are grouped into three channels depending on their size, range and customer profile.
Since 1994, IGA in Tasmania has grown from 11 stores to more than 80 IGA stores today. There are 3 IGA store types delivering the service and range of products you need.
Supa IGA are large format stores carrying a comprehensive supermarket range catering for shoppers wishing to purchase all their grocery and fresh food requirements in one location.
IGA Everyday are medium format stores carrying a mid-sized supermarket range. These are town and neighbourhood based stores catering for shoppers that require either a full or 'top up' shop.
IGA X-press stores are smaller in format with a strong focus on service while providing a full or supplementary grocery shop servicing the shopping demographic in their area.
So while some offers may differ and the stores may be of different sizes, IGA customers can be assured that when they are shopping IGA they are enabling local Tasmanian businesses to continue to be active in the communities that they serve. All Tasmanian IGA stores are independently owned and operated delivering a strong focus on service and value and are committed to providing fresh local produce.
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