Maleny IGA promoted Stephen Anderson to Store Manager in March this year, anticipating the wealth of retail knowledge that he brings to the role. Having worked in retail for 20 years, Stephen is excited about the opportunity to be a part of the fresh, local food revolution that has been happening over the two years at the store. He is a family man, who married his high school sweet-heart, Susie, in Maryborough, where her family were cane farmers. They now live locally and have two boys, Beau and Ronan, and a new baby on the way in August. Stephen was drawn to the Maleny IGA for its “reputation as being a good employer”, its community focus, and its range of products “that are a bit out of the ordinary”.
You’ll notice some changes around the store as Stephen utilises his extensive retail knowledge to streamline accessibility of products in the store. If you see him around, stop and say ‘Hi’.
You may remember we did a farewell article to Ty in our December Newsletter. Guess what? He missed us and Maleny so much he’s returned. You’ll find this friendly young man back working in the Maleny IGA Deli.