Celebrating 50 years of Morgan’s IGA

From left to right: Judy Corrall, Gerry Patmore, Neal Morgan, Peter Morgan and Ross Brancatisano. (255639_01)

Elle Cecil

Morgan’s IGA is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Jack and Audrey Morgan founded the business in 1971 when they opened their first supermarket in Melton, under the Tuckerbag banner.

A 100 percent family-owned and operated business, Jack and Audrey Morgan’s sons Roger, Neal and Peter later expanded the brand into other towns. Now, Morgan’s IGA has stores in Melton, Sunbury, Gisborne, Delahey and West Sunshine. Roger’s son Jay and Peter’s son William are both heavily involved in the business, carrying on their family’s legacy and proudly representing the Morgan name.

As a community-based business, Morgan’s IGA is pleased to be able to give back to the local area. Through sponsorships, donations and more, Morgan’s is able to support the community that has been expanding with it as a business over the past 50 years.

“We’ve been running the business for ages, and I’ve been around the whole time,” said managing director Neal Morgan.

“We have some employees that’ve been here for decades, and the customers love seeing their familiar, friendly faces.”

Ross Brancatisano has worked at Morgan’s IGA for 20 years, while fellow staff members Judy Corrall and Gerry Patmore have been a part of the team for an impressive 40 years.

Employing locals young and old, Morgan’s IGA is proud to provide an exceptional level of service and high quality products to customers. One cent from each IGA-branded product marked with the Community Chest logo is set aside for a local group or charity, which is chosen at the end of the year and receives the funds raised throughout the past 12 months.

Two organisations supported by Morgan’s IGA are Reach, providing workshops for young people run by young leaders, and the Country Fire Authority.

It is set to be an exciting 18 months ahead for Morgan’s IGA, with significant store developments in the works.

For member rewards, weekly specials and locations, visit www.morgansiga.com.au.