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February 7, 2019

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Congratulations to IGA’s 2019 Five Star Retailers

Take a look at the IGA retailers who have achieved Five Star status for 2019. Want to see what’s next for the IGA Assessment and Five Star recognition programs? An all new program is being released at the IGA Global Rally. Stay tuned for updates! 

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Celebrating Local Points of Difference

From specialty pork offerings and deli dips to fresh, local produce and seafood, Ritchies IGA Dromana is famous for their points of difference. Spend a minute getting to know Fred Harrison, 2019 IGA Australia International Retailer of the Year.

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Connecting to the Connected Shopper 
by Carlie Wagner

From major cities to rural regions, digitally connected shoppers are everywhere, and willing to pay a premium for products and experiences that meet their high expectations. Set yourself apart from the competition—and tell your local story—with 5 simple tips for building last relationships with connected shoppers.

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Out of more than 70 entries for IGA’s Best Practices Awards, IGA has handpicked 13 IGA Best Practices for their creativity, ability to increase sales, and adaptability by fellow retailers. Now it’s up to you to vote for the best. Take a look at this week’s featured best practice finalists and come to the IGA Global Rally to see who wins!


Maximizing Space and Profit with Made-to-Order Meat Bundles

Mt Plymouth IGA - Nakul and Nisha Patel

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Turning Product Loss into Profit with 'Cheese Orphans'

Harvest Market IGA - Jennifer Bosma

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Department Demo-Ramas Liven Things Up and Drive Sales

Archie's IGA - Brian McGregor

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Local Cake Artisan Makes a Great Team Member and Store Differentiator

Mahomet IGA - Brooks Marsh    

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