Keeping up with the Joneses: Family business behind some of Queensland’s best IGAs

In the bustling landscape of supermarket retailing, where competition is fierce and innovation is paramount, Jones Retail Group emerges with a new standard of excellence in redefining your grocery shopping experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

May 30, 2024, updated May 30, 2024
L-R Tyrone and Leanne Jones, Jones & Co Founders, and David Kindt, CEO (Image: Supplied).

L-R Tyrone and Leanne Jones, Jones & Co Founders, and David Kindt, CEO (Image: Supplied).

Founded three decades ago, couple Tyrone and Leanne Jones have driven the growth of their family business throughout Southeast Queensland, expanding its footprint, diversifying its offerings, and cementing its position as a leader in the retail grocery sector.

Keeping the family values at the forefront, Jones Retail Group has committed to employing locals and helping grow this local Redlands family business offering further into Southeast Queensland. 

Jones Retail Group’s proposition revolves around three core pillars: Fresh, Local, Value. 

“At Jones Retail Group we are uncompromising on our Jones & Co Grocer IGA’s being competitive in the marketplace. We will never give our customers an excuse to shop anywhere else, we price match the chains, source every local product that we can possibly fit and engage regularly with over 300 different suppliers.” Tyrone Jones explained.

The group’s vision is to be a community focused independent supermarket and inspire, create, and empower a caring and supportive work environment and team.

Moreover, Jones Retail Group has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to corporate social responsibility, embodied by their very own charity, Heart of the Community Foundation and its enduring partnership with The Cage Youth Foundation.

Through their annual Charity Race Day extravaganza, an astonishing $60,000 was raised in a single day, contributing to over $200,000 in total – a resounding testament to their steadfast commitment to enriching the communities they serve.

Structurally, Jones Retail Group comprises of a network of multi-award-winning Jones & Co Grocer IGA supermarkets throughout Brisbane and in the Gold Coast, including a central Storehouse manufacturing facility and in-store brands such as Little Sushi Co and Mrs Jones Kitchen that each bring their own unique offerings to the network, tailored to the needs of its local community.

The Group has a cabinet full of awards for their stores, most notably winning International Retailer of the Year with their Supa IGA Mount Cotton location in 2021 and 2022.

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Jones Retail Group CEO, David Kindt and his team have helped steer the company to unprecedented heights of success. Under David’s leadership, Jones & Co Grocer IGA Queen Street Village was recently awarded IGA Queensland Large Store of the Year.

“Together with Leanne & myself, our CEO David Kindt and his team have produced another fabulous store, our most innovative fresh food supermarket yet. We are all excited to see how this store’s journey continues,” Tyrone Jones said. 

This award-winning store embodies the culmination of many years learning from previous award-winning store formats and is taking it a step further with a strong focus on quality, innovation, and community engagement. 

“This remarkable achievement, just 16 months after opening their doors, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team, who have worked tirelessly to elevate the customer experience in this, our newest store and set new standards of excellence in the industry.” Tyrone Jones continued. 

As we reflect on the remarkable journey of Jones Retail Group, it is clear that the company’s success is a testament to its unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and community engagement. With a bold vision for the future and a relentless focus on delivering exceptional value to customers, Jones Retail Group is poised to shape the future of retail in Queensland for years to come.

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