Com­mu­nity wel­comes new store

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

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.

An­thony Oliv­eri

Pic­tures: Michael Traill

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.

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