Kylie Cichorski, of Wollongbar, with her son Joshua were at the opening of the Ritchies Supa IGA supermarket in Ballina this we
Kylie Cichorski, of Wollongbar, with her son Joshua were at the opening of the Ritchies Supa IGA supermarket in Ballina this we

New supermarket opens in Ballina



WITH a young son, and 'one on the way'' it's no wonder Kylie Cichorski was keen to get to the opening specials at the Ritchies Supa IGA which opened at Ballina Central this week.

Kylie had her eyes firmly set on the boxes of nappies that were heavily discounted.

About 60 people were waiting at the doors for the 8am opening on Tuesday.

The Ballina store is Ritchies IGA's 45th store ? 33 are in Victoria while the local shop is the 11th to open in NSW.

State manager David Scally said shoppers could help local charities by using a free Ritchies Community Benefit Card when they shopped.

When the card is scanned, 1 per cent of the money you have spent on groceries at Ritchies IGA is allocated to a school or charity of your choice.

Mr Scally said a minimum spend of $1000 per month was required before a donation was made, but there was no limit to the amount that Ritchies IGA would donate. The website www.ritchies.com.au has details.


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