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Welcome to our April Newsletter!

Thank you for the fantastic feedback we have received regarding our Winthrop Gardens Supa IGA store website! We appreciate your comments and the interest shown in our latest venture, especially everyone who has signed up to our various online subscriptions.

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Red Alerts are our short term specials that can be posted at any time and are a great way to make big savings! For example, Chris, our Fresh Produce Manager, may get a great deal at the Markets one morning and want to let his customers know of the product and price he has available. He will send a Red Alert email to the customers who have subscribed to the service and they will know the details first. Or perhaps, the Deli has a great new range of meatballs and want to share the news with their customers. Red Alert members will find out first!

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What's New at the Store 

We are getting greener! Some customers may have noticed the new solar panels installed on the roof at the back entrance to the shopping centre. We invited Dominic Da Cruz, Managing Director of Enigin Western Australia to help explain our new system and plans for the future.

The Winthrop Gardens Supa IGA Solar Power System

We at Winthrop Gardens Supa IGA have decided to take a decisive step and make a lasting contribution to the environment by investing into a state-of-the art solar power system.

Size of the system

The system will be installed in two stages, with the first 125 solar panels already fully installed. In the second stage, the system will be expanded to accommodate a grand total of 400 solar panels. The panels are manufactured by SolarWorld, Germany’s largest solar module manufacturer and awarded with the prestigious “Green Brand” certificate for its commitment to sustainability.

How much will it generate?

The 100 kW system will generate about 160,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year (1 kWh equals 1 unit on your bill) which would be enough to power more than 28 average West Australian households entirely by the sun. 


How does it affect the environment?

Most of Australia’s electricity comes from ‘black’ sources like coal. For each unit of ‘green’ electricity generated by the solar panels, less ‘black’ power needs to be purchased from the grid. That does not only provide Winthrop Gardens Supa IGA with great cost savings, it also avoids a whole heap of climate-damaging carbon emissions. On a yearly basis, the system will avoid emissions of 144 tonnes of CO2 or the equivalent of taking 46 passenger cars of the road.

The system was designed, supplied and installed by a local firm Enigin Western Australia – a leading provider of on-site clean energy generation and energy efficiency.


The School Benefits Program is happy to welcome on board a new school, the Fremantle Language Development Centre. A staff member from the school realised that there were parents from the centre living in the Winthrop area and that maybe they shopped at Winthrop Gardens Supa IGA and would like to support their child's school through this great initiative. 

We like your way of thinking! Every little bit helps our schools and to know that just by shopping at the store and joining the School Benefits Program can help raise money for a school is fantastic.

Current School Benefits Program totals

School Participants Total 
Bateman Primary School

 42   $1841.70
Caralee Community School

 12  $328.76
Corpus Christi College

 38  $3,084.87
Fremantle Language Development Centre
 3  $18.57
Kardinya Primary School

  51   $1,709.28
Kennedy Baptist College

 18  $749.39

 Mel Maria Catholic Primary School

 10  $226.84
Oberthur Primary School

 18  $609.73
Winthrop Primary School

151  $8,029.12
Woodthorpe School - Perth Campus

 21  $380.38
Yidarra Catholic Primary School

126   $8,385.14

It is important to note that not all of our schools have been involved in the program for the same amount of time. Some schools have been with us since the program first commenced in June, 2011 and others joined later in 2011, some during 2012 and just last week our latest recruit in 2013!    

Grand Total donated to schools since 1st June, 2011


Want an easy way to earn more money for your school?

New members and existing School Benefits Program members just complete your details online. By doing this you are updating your contact details with us and also earning 250 points for your school! 

Too easy! (250 points = $2.50)     Sign up online here 

I heard a great story the other day that reminded me of my time growing up in a small country town in NSW, where everyone knew one another and going to the store was a chance for a catch up and to spend time with friends. 

Shaun, a young Perth man, grew up in Winthrop and his mum always shopped at Winthrop Gardens Supa IGA. To him it really was his local store and he loved going there. Years later and Shaun has moved out of the area, but he still comes back to visit his "local" store and he even tells all his friends to shop there as well. Shaun loves the store, the colours and layout of the departments, the fantastic fresh produce and great prices. The staff feel like friends and a trip to Winthrop Gardens Supa IGA is like going home! He feels a part of the place. To him - there is no where else to shop! 

It is nice to think that the "old values" of a time gone by are still to be found today. We love knowing our customers, we thank them for their loyalty and we look forward to their next visit. It is these things that help contribute to the wonderful sense of community found at Winthrop Gardens Supa IGA. 

Psst! Want to know a secret?

Rumour has it that two of our Winthrop Gardens Supa IGA owners and produce buyers have been down south in Manjimup filming the latest television commercial for Gilbert's Fresh Markets. Gilbert and John, along with our other fresh produce buyers, Chris and Rachel, are passionate about providing the very best fruit and vegetables to their customers. They source much of their produce direct from growers, such as this apple orchard in Manjimup. Keep your eye out for the ad!

Until next month, stay happy and healthy and remember what Thomas Edison once said, "If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves." 

Winthrop Gardens Supa IGA


Phone (08) 9310 5022 | Cnr Jackson Ave & Somerville Blvd Winthrop WA 6150

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