IGA, or Independent Grocers Alliance, is a collective of independently owned and operated grocery stores in Australia that has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century. The first IGA store in Australia opened its doors in Victoria in 1955, and since then, the brand has become synonymous with community-focused, independent grocery retailing.
IGA offers a diverse range of products, including fresh produce, meat, dairy, bakery items, and household essentials. One of the key features of IGA is its flexibility in tailoring its product selection to the specific needs and preferences of the local community. In addition to a diverse range of mainstream products, IGA often carries its own private label or store-brand products. These products provide customers with more affordable options while maintaining quality. IGA Australia operates on a franchise model, allowing independent store owners to run their businesses while benefiting from the strength and support of the IGA brand.
IGA operates in many countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and others. The brand is known for adapting its model to suit the local markets and preferences of each region. There are 1,400 independently owned IGA stores throughout Australia. IGA stores typically follow standard grocery store operating hours, opening early in the morning and closing in the evening. However, specific operating hours may vary by location, so it's advisable to check our store locator for more information.