About

Who we are

Our vision at HG Retail is to deliver exceptional standards across a variety of food based retailing businesses. Customers are looking for a ‘new way to shop’ and we aim to deliver this by providing outstanding customer service, a broad range of products of the highest quality and value for money in a first class shopping environment. We can only deliver to these standards with the right people and we have worked hard to provide the relevant training, tools and environment for our staff to succeed.
In addition to owning five IGA supermarkets and a number of other businesses, we also provide consulting services to those retailers that are either new to the industry or who are in search of assistance to help improve the performance and results of their own stores. If you believe that your hard work is not providing the level of return you think it should, feel free to contact us for a chat. We are happy to see if we can help.
We want to be proud of everything we do and we will continue to evolve our business to remain at the forefront of our industry.

Meet our team

Rae Hopper

Raelene Hopper – Managing Director

With a family history in retail it was always going to be difficult for Raelene to break the mould and work in another industry. After finishing high school Raelene spent the best part of three years travelling the world from her base in Italy before eventually returning home in 2000 to work with her brother Brad in The Hopper Group. At that stage The Hopper Group consisted of the Stop and Shop at Kangaroo Point and the New Farm News on Brunswick St which Raelene ended up running with her partner Jon. Raelene has learnt the business from the bottom up and there isn’t a role in the company from front end through to MD that she has not filled or does not understand intimately. This experience, her work ethic, sense of humour and passion for the industry have contributed immensely to the growth and ongoing success of HG Retail.
Nicole Benneyworth

Nicole Benneyworth – Group Training/HR Manager

Nic started out in retail as a shy 14 year old gaining experience in a number of different industries including fashion, fast food and independent retail. She quickly realised the retail industry was for her and complimented her on the job education with tertiary qualifications, graduating in 2002. From there it was onto Eagle Boys as HR Manager before making the transition back to independent retail with Metcash in 2005, where she spent five years before joining the HG Retail in 2010. Nic is happily married with two youngsters and attributes her long career in retail to her love of people and always having a positive outlook.


Join Our Team

Are you looking for a career in retail? We are always on the lookout for the right people to join our business. If you are a team player, enjoy helping others and have a positive attitude, click on the link below to look at available positions.