NEW SUPERMARKET: IGA, Aldi or Coles?
WITH plans for a new retail precinct in North Rockhampton featuring a supermarket revealed, The Bulletin is working to establish which supermarket chain will open its doors at the site.
The shopping centre, proposed to be built on the corner of Yaamba Rd and Moores Creek Rd alongside the existing Spotlight centre, will also feature an Anaconda store which is part of the Spotlight Group, a service station and three other retail spaces.
The Morning Bulletin staff have come to the logical conclusion that Woolworths would be unlikely to open at the site considering the proximity of their Northside Plaza and Stockland Rockhampton sites as well as the new Parkhurst Woolworths, but understand there is a gap in the market for a second Coles on the northside, an IGA or an Aldi.
The three supermarket chains were yesterday approached for comment regarding the potential to open stores at the site and responses have started rolling in this morning.
Coles is the first to hint at passing up the site, but a spokesperson for Coles said the company was looking to open another Rocky store.
"Coles is constantly reviewing new store opportunities in the Rockhampton area to meet the needs of the local community, however, we have no firm plans at this stage,” the spokesperson said.
The Bulletin is still waiting for a response from IGA while an Aldi response is expected by midday.
More updates to come.