IGA (Australian supermarket group)

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Independent Grocers of Australia
Founded1988; 33 years ago (1988) (as Independent Grocers Alliance)
Key people
Scott Marshall
ProductsGroceries & general products
RevenueIncrease A$14.12 billion (2017)
SubsidiariesSupa IGA
IGA Supermarkets
IGA X-press
Progressive Supa IGA (WA)
Foodland (SA)

Independent Grocers of Australia[1] (IGA) is an Australian chain of supermarkets. IGA is owned by Metcash, but individual IGA stores are owned independently.[2] Its main competitors are Woolworths, Coles and Aldi Süd. It is the fourth largest chain, since Aldi overtook Metcash in supermarket revenues.

In 2019 it was reported that IGA had 7 per cent of the grocery market.[3]


An IGA supermarket in Forest Hill, New South Wales

The U.S. Independent Grocers Alliance[4] has over 5,000 stores in over 30 countries.

IGA was brought to Australia by Davids Holdings in 1988 when 10 stores became a member of IGA. As of January 2020 there are over 1400 IGA stores in Australia, an amount which fluctuates as independently owned stores close, open or are sold & rebranded out of the group.[5] Many of the stores were acquired from other brands such as Woolworths or Coles when they shut down stores following their own acquisitions of smaller brands during the major industry period of rationalisation in the 2000s.

There are a wide variety of stores under the brand, from small corner & convenience stores, liquor stores and large full service grocery stores. The stores operate under the same IGA brands but are individually owned & operated. For a brief period of time IGA owned stores in New Zealand following corporate mergers.


IGA's main store brand is Black and Gold, a generic food brand which also sells in FoodWorks across the country. Items are easily distinguished because of the gold/yellow packaging with the black writing on the item. There is also a more upscale IGA Signature range that is identified by a metallic signature brand. "No Frills" was previously the Franklins home brand and is available mostly in Western Australian stores.


  1. ^ "Community Chest | IGA Supermarkets". IGA Australia. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  2. ^ "About IGA | IGA Australia". IGA Australia. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Supermarkets are learning there is more to selling food than just price". ABC News. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  4. ^ "About IGA | IGA International". IGA International. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  5. ^ http://www.iga.com.au

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