Festival IGA Supermarkets

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Festival IGA Supermarkets (also known as Festival Supermarkets or Festival IGA) was a branding name for IGA. The name was launched in June 1992 by Davids Holdings [(now known as (Metcash) in Victoria. The first Festival IGA supermarkets were launched in Canberra on 26 October 1992 in Hackett, Lyneham, Florey, Charnwood, Kingston and Hawker.

IGA (Australian supermarket group) Australian supermarket chain

Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) is an Australian chain of supermarkets. IGA is owned by Metcash, but individual IGA stores are owned independently. It is the Australian branch of the international American-based Independent Grocers Association. Its main competitors are Woolworths, Coles and Aldi. It is the fourth largest chain, since Aldi overtook Metcash in supermarket revenues.


Metcash is an Australian conglomerate company distributing and marketing groceries, fresh produce, alcoholic beverages, hardware, and other consumer goods. Notable retailers the company owns include IGA, Mitre 10 and Home Timber & Hardware.

Canberra capital city of Australia

Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of 410,301, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory, 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney, and 660 km (410 mi) north-east of Melbourne. A resident of Canberra is known as a Canberran. Although Canberra is the capital and seat of government, many federal government ministries have secondary seats in state capital cities, as do the Governor-General and the Prime Minister.


Within 1995, more Festival IGA Supermarkets were opened throughout Canberra and New South Wales: Deakin, Richardson, Kaleen, Jindabyne, Tumut, Merimbula, Moruya, Batemans Bay, Ainslie and Wanniassa.

Deakin, Australian Capital Territory Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Deakin is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Development began in the 1920s, although the vast majority of the suburb was built after 1945. It is a largely residential suburb. It includes the official residence of the Prime Minister, The Lodge, and the Royal Australian Mint.

Richardson, Australian Capital Territory Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Richardson is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia, district of Tuggeranong. The postcode is 2905. The suburb is named after the author Henry Handel Richardson, nom de plume of Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson (1870–1946). It was gazetted on 5 May 1975. Streets are named after writers, especially female writers. It is next to the suburbs of Calwell, Isabella Plains, Gowrie and Chisholm. It is bounded by Johnson Drive, Ashley Drive and Isabella Drive.

Kaleen Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Kaleen is a suburb in the Belconnen district of Canberra, located within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The suburb's name means ‘water’ in the language of the Wiradjuri Aboriginal tribe of the central west region of New South Wales. Kaleen was gazetted as a suburb on 15 January 1974. The streets are named after Australian rivers.

By 1999, the Festival brand had disappeared and was renamed under the IGA banner. However, the IGA Supermarkets in Tasmania kept the Festival branding until at least 2012.

Tasmania island state of Australia

Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of around 526,700 as of March 2018. Just over forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.


The logo for Festival IGA was the wording "Festival" in a red font with yellow shadowing in the background and there was a blue star on top of the "I".

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