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 300 people across seven very distinct business units: fuel, supermarkets, bottle shops, department stores, hardware and rural supplies, cafes and condiment manufacturing.

We currently have 17 businesses based in Wauchope, Port Macquarie, Laurieton and Comboyne including: three 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, Mitre 10 and CRT Wauchope, Comboyne Rural Store, Kew Rural Store, Stirling Green Cafe 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 102 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, Port Macquarie and Laurieton - three 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. 

  • Three hardware and farm supplies outlets under the Mitre 10 and CRT banners in Wauchope, Comboyne and Kew. 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.

  • Cafes - The first Stirling Green Cafe opened in late October 2016 and is located in the Sovereign Hills Sales Centre. This cafe is open Monday to Saturday 6am to 3pm and on Sunday 7am to 2pm and offers Holy Goat Coffee and seasonal menus using fresh, local produce. A second Stirling Green Cafe was opened inside Port Macquarie Department Store in November 2017. This cafe is in the Palm Court Centre, opposite Port Macquarie Australia Post, and is open from 7am to 2pm weekdays.