Community welcomes new store
Members of the Pingelly and surrounding area’s community will no longer have to travel to Brookton or Narrogin for their grocery shopping.
The town once again has an IGA, which was opened on September 22 by owners Anthony and Sharon Oliveri.
IGA Express Pingelly is Mr Oliveri’s first business; however, he has had more than 20 years experience in the supermarket game with IGA and Woolworths. He also has a strong link to Pingelly.
“My family has got a farm just 12km out of town, I’ve known the town for probably the last 13 years coming in and out,” he said.
“Whole family has always been supermarket and retail, seen the opportunity and thought we’d make a change and move to the country.”
Mr Oliveri said a country lifestyle and a family-oriented business were the key drivers in the decision to open the store and move to the area with his wife and seven children.
The store sources its produce locally, with fruit and vegetables coming from the Canning Vale markets in Perth, and there is an extensive range of meat available from the Avon Valley.
“We want to be able to service the community and tend to their needs, they want good fresh pro- duce and a good quality meat range,” Mr Oliveri said.
Shire of Pingelly president Bill Mulroney, who was at the store’s opening, hopes the store will bring staple shopping in town for the years to come.
“(The store) purposes the whole CBD, it’s a domino effect, each business supports one another — it doesn’t matter who they are,” he said.
“It’s a great economic benefit to CBD of Pingelly.
“On the day of the opening, everyone was congregating around and having great social interaction, it was a great day.”
We want to be able to service the community and tend to their needs.
Staff members Jan Williams, Abbey Johnson and owner Anthony Oliveri.
Owner Anthony Oliveri wants to service the community’s needs.
Pingelly IGA Express has a range of meat products from the Avon Valley.
Fresh produce are bought from the Canning Vale markets in Perth.