Tyrone and Leanne Jones commenced in the Queensland grocery industry in a small supermarket in Brisbane in 1995. Since that time, with the help of their dedicated and determined staff and management teams they have evolved into a group of eight exceptionally presented supermarkets in the southern suburbs of Brisbane.

The Jones most recent store openings were at Thornlands and a greenfields site at Mount Cotton. The Thornlands store opened just before Christmas 2014 and Mount Cotton opened just before the Australia Day weekend 2015.

IGA Thornlands is located in a conveniently situated local shopping centre just off the main Redlands Bay Road. Stocking over 15,000 SKU’s, employing 50 staff, 900 square metres in size, with 6 grocery aisles, this store seems like a full line supermarket such is the very large range of fresh produce, meat, bakery items, health and gluten free products and an extensive choice of dry grocery. Customers love this new store!

Great care was taken in the design of the store to ensure energy efficiency is maximised. LED lighting, Baker branded clear glass door wall fridges (30) and freezers (20) and an inviting 11-metre meat case and a 13 metre produce case display products perfectly while keeping energy costs down.

The fruit and vegetable produce section is colourful, well presented and exudes freshness. Fresh flowers are always available. The 15-metre long delicatessen is a major feature of this store making available an extensive range of cheeses, meats, gourmet items and freshly cooked delicacies. Top quality products are sourced from local suppliers in the immediate area which is rich in agriculture and farming activities.

There is also a Lenards and a large hot box which caters for Grab and Go dinners “for time-poor customers and tradies”. Staff take great pride in the presentation of all departments to ensure the store is looking 100% all of the time. There is a culture of providing customers with more than what people expect!

Officially opening on the 22nd January 2015, the new Jones Retail Group, IGA Mount Cotton store, located in Valley Way, is a beauty! This modern, well lit and well laid out store with beautiful polished concrete floors has captured local shoppers with its exceptional merchandise standards, its impressive presentation and importantly its friendly and customer focused staff.

Stocking 17,500 SKU’s and 1000 square metres in size, this greenfield site is an extension of an existing small local shopping centre. The range in this store is exceptional with most products a consumer would want being in stock. Located in a semi-rural area with a large presence of local farming and agriculture, including a local winery, this store will soon become the hub of this growing community as new housing estates become established in surrounding areas

Over 80 well-trained staff are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. Jones Retail Group head office and store department managers conduct ongoing staff training to ensure high standards in retailing are continually achieved.

There are 7 grocery aisles, 5 dedicated front bulk ends featuring exceptional ½ price promotions and national brand displays. A feature of this store is the very modern and energy efficient

Bonnet Neve glass door fridges (29), freezers (31), the 11-metre meat case and 15-metre produce case. The 20-metre long deli department is exceptional, providing consumers with over 120 hand cut cheeses, ready prepared meals and a Lenards gourmet section.

This deli is also famous for its extensive range of local and imported gourmet and health food lines. The separate bakery section has a large variety of bread along with a select range of artisan bread.
The fresh produce section is outstanding with beautiful quality fruit and vegetables on display in a chilled 15 metre case along with a number of produce bins displaying a variety of locally sourced products. Fresh flowers add colour to the store and are popular with the locals too. Five butchers operate on the premises ensuring local shoppers receive uncompromising quality and a variety of simple cuts and prepared meats for meals ready to go. Customers love the freshness and quality of meat products in this store.

The Hot Box is a roaring success with deli staff recognising the need for local tradies and residents for quick breakfast, lunch and dinner solutions. Customer service is enhanced with a full service express lane along with 4 single service lanes for customers with a larger shop.

This store is a terrific example of giving consumers what they want – great service coupled with a large range of fresh and great quality products in a clean, well lit exceptionally merchandised store!