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Retail Fact Sheet

Small business underpins the East Gippsland economy with over 80% ofour local businesses categorised as small or micro and a large portion of these operating in the Retail sector.

Retail trade is one of the region’s largest employers with nearly 2,000 residents employed in this sector and is a critical partner to the Tourism sector and it’s ability to service the 1.2 million visitors who frequent theregion annually.

Most of Australia’s major supermarket chains and retail outlets operate in East Gippsland. Ritchies IGA has two major supermarkets near the Gippsland Lakes, and national chains, including Woolworths, Coles, Kmart, Target and Aldi are well represented.