‘Spud King’ looks at Albany expansion

Talitha WolfeAlbany Advertiser

Albany could be next on the expansion list for the Spudshed supermarket chain as the retailer plans to expand regionally.

Owner Tony Galati said Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, and Albany were on the horizon for new supermarkets, possibly by 2020.

While the “Spud King” is yet to approach the City of Albany, executive director of development services Paul Camins said the City would welcome any investment interest in Albany.

“The City has not had an approach from the Spudshed, however we welcome any investment interest in Albany,” he said.

“And (the City) would be happy to consider an approach from the Spudshed or any other retail chain or business which offers increased diversity for consumers and creates jobs.”

The family-owned business first opened its doors in November 1998 in Baldivis, and now runs about 1000ha with farms throughout WA.

The regional rollout would follow the opening of further new Spudshed outlets across Perth.

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