Community & Business

13 March, 2024

IGA Atherton snares national awards

ATHERTON’S popular IGA has picked up more national awards – this time for its fresh produce section and dairy and freezer department.

IGA Atherton snares national awards - feature photo

Fresh St Market IGA Atherton won the prestigious award for the Queensland and Northern NSW Large Fresh Produce Department of The Year and Large Dairy and Freezer Department of the Year at the 2024 Queensland and Northern NSW IGA Awards of Excellence.  

The store won the gong for its delivery of “an exciting fresh produce department with an array of produce sourced locally and from the surrounding Tablelands”. Specific ticketing is used to hero the products to show their support for local suppliers.   

From all year around to seasonal produce, “ready to go” cut fruit and a range of pre-packed vegetables for meal planning, this department is always looking fresh. The addition of the in-store florist and gifting section adds vibrance to the front of the store for local shoppers.

Fresh St. Market IGA manager Matt Bowles said the store was “incredibly proud” to have received the two awards. 

“Our fresh produce department is the first area our shoppers see when they enter the store,” he said.

“It is stocked with diverse and seasonal locally grown and sourced produce from local farmers and suppliers who we love to support and partner with, providing the best fresh offering for our locals.

“Our dairy and freezer department had a refresh last year and delivers an exceptional experience for our shoppers as it also has a strong focus on local range and value. 

“Our customers have told us they love our new freezers, and the extra space allows us to add more variety to our offer, plus more specials.

“The award wins are really exciting, not only for our store team who work really hard to deliver a great offer, but also for our amazing shoppers who have been great supporters of our family business. 

“It's a celebration we’re thrilled to be sharing with the local community.”


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