About us

We are a locally-owned and operated co-operative with a long and proud history in the Hastings Valley of NSW.

From humble beginnings as a dairy factory in 1916 we've evolved into a diverse retailer which employs more than 270 people across seven very distinct business units: fuel, supermarkets, bottle shops, department stores, hardware and rural supplies, cafes and condiment manufacturing.

We currently have 15 businesses based in Wauchope, Port Macquarie and Comboyne including: two Department Stores, three Hastings Co-op IGA Supermarkets, two Supa IGA Plus Liquor stores, one Bottle-O store, two Caltex service stations, a bulk fuel depot, Comboyne Rural Store, Mitre 10 and CRT Wauchope, Stirling Green Cafe at Sovereign Hills and the Bago Bluff condiment range.

Our history

Now one of the longest serving independent Co-ops in Australia, we were originally established by a group of local dairy farmers who saw the benefits of joining forces.

Over the past 100 years we've grown from strength to strength, both in size and diversity of our products and services, however, we've never lost sight of the importance of the local community.

To read our 100-year feature produced by Fairfax Media, click here.

Our stores

  • Department Stores in Wauchope and Port Macquarie - two iconic shopping destinations offering a wide range of hand-picked fashion, furniture, kitchenwares, homewares, toys, shoes, accessories, giftware, manchester and more. 

  • Three IGA supermarkets at Wauchope, Timbertown and the Grower's Market complex in Port Macquarie. 

  • Two hardware and farm supplies outlets under the Mitre 10 and CRT banners in Wauchope and Comboyne. Well-known particularly to farmers for agricultural and irrigation supplies, but also to townies for their general house, DIY and garden requirements. 

  • The Fuel Supplies division - Caltex service stations at each end of Wauchope, plus a bulk fuel operation which supplies fuel to farmers, local councils, industrial customers and retail service stations through ever-expanding parts of northern NSW. 

  • Liquor stores - three bottle shops at Wauchope Supa IGA Plus Liquor, Timbertown Supa IGA Plus Liquor and The Bottle-O, outside Cedar Service Station.

  • Cafe - Stirling Green Cafe was opened in late October 2016 and is located in the Sovereign Hills Sales Centre. The cafe is open from 6am seven days a week and offers Holy Goat Coffee and seasonal menus using fresh, local produce.