Outback Stores provides retail services to remote stores on behalf of Indigenous communities.
We build long-term relationships with the communities we work with, use effective retail practices to manage stores and provide reliable supplies of safe, healthy and affordable food.
The result is successful long-term stores that are owned by the community and managed by Outback Stores.
Outback Stores was set up in 2006 in response to a need for functional and viable retail stores that were able to guarantee a secure, continuous supply of safe and healthy food and keep local jobs in remote communities.
Outback Stores has four key goals:
- To ensure remote Indigenous communities have access to constant and affordable food supplies, in the same way people in cities can buy food in a supermarket;
- To provide fresh fruit, vegetables and nutritious food and drinks to improve the health of people living in remote communities;
- To ensure stores are properly managed and, where population size permits, become commercially successful so they don't need more government support and;
- To increase Indigenous employment opportunities through local recruitment and training.
Outback Stores is an Australian Government owned company with an independent board of directors. The company is engaged by store owners to manage the store on a fee-for-service basis. This means profits from the stores are returned to the community.
Outback Stores was established because it offered a solution - a team of experienced supermarket managers supported by operational procedures, training, an experienced board of directors, quality purchasing and a passionate commitment to making a difference.
For more information on how your community can find out more about Outback Stores, contact our Business Development Team (08) 8982 1900 or email email@example.com