Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

Cen­tral IGA co-own­ers Co­rina and Glenn Beames have a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in the su­per­mar­ket in­dus­try.

Glenn be­gan work­ing for John­son’s Su­per­mar­ket, then his wife Co­rina joined soon af­ter for three years, be­fore the busi­ness was put up for sale.

Co­rina and Glenn bought the busi­ness along with Rob Hallum 21 years ago.

‘‘The op­por­tu­nity came up to pur­chase the busi­ness and we jumped at it,’’ Co­rina said.

‘‘Orig­i­nally we were known as Food­town, but even­tu­ally all the dif­fer­ent ban­ners of IGA were in­cor­po­rated to­gether and we be­came Cen­tral IGA.

‘‘Glenn is in the store­man role where he un­loads the trucks, as well as be­ing a di­rec­tor in the butch­ers and help­ing in the bak­ery.

‘‘When I first started at John­son’s I was in the butch­ers with Glenn.

‘‘I es­caped to work in the of­fice though and have been work­ing mainly with spon­sor­ships and cus­tomer re­la­tions since.’’

Work­ing at IGA be­came a bit of a fam­ily af­fair for the Beames’ with their chil­dren Tom and Ash both work­ing there as teenagers.

‘‘Tom was the first ju­nior al­lo­cated to the fruit and veg sec­tion,’’ Co­rina said.

‘‘Ash worked in most de­part­ments when she worked here but both of our kids are work­ing else­where now.’’

Tom, 25, is a lines­man for Es­sen­tial En­ergy in Deni, and Ash, 24, works in the events in­dus­try and is work­ing as an ac­cred­i­ta­tion of­fi­cer for the 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games.

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