A Little History

In 1974 Roger Drake purchased his first supermarket, A three-laned store named Jack & Jill’s which employed only four staff.
Today, Drakes Supermarkets is the largest independent grocery retailer in Australia and specialises in supermarket retailing. Operating in over 50 stores across South Australia and Queensland, the company now has an annual turnover in excess of $1 billion and employs over 5,500 staff nationally.

The company’s strength lies in operating on the principles of a family business and supporting local manufacturers and suppliers. Drakes Supermarkets has kept its focus on the important aspects of the business. THE CUSTOMER. This is the company’s competitive edge, along with its family values and Australian heritage.

Our Vision

To Be a World Class Retailer

Our Mission

To provide our customers with exceptional service, value for money, great range and an outstanding shopping experience.

Our Core Values


We acknowledge the customers are the most important people in our business.


We pledge to give back to the community.


We are committed to the growth of the business in everything we do.


We must have the right people in the right jobs, enjoying themselves in a safe environment.


We value long-term supplier relationships.

Drakes Enterprise Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

Drakes Enterprise RTO offers Nationally Accredited Training in Certificate III in Retail Operations, Certificate III in Retail Supervision, Certificate IV in Retail Management and Diploma in Retail Management. This training is designed to provide a clear career path to those employees who wish to progress within the company.

Drakes RTO (40119) underwent an external audit by the Australian Skills Quality Authority on the 10th of July 2013.

The qualifications audited were:

  • SIR30212 – Certificate III in Retail Operations
  • SIR50112 – Diploma of Retail Management

During the audit there were no non-compliance issues identified and re-registration was granted until 31st of July 2018.

In January 2015, Drakes RTO was invited to be one of 555 RTO’s Australia wide to become an RTO with delegated regulatory responsibility. This has been achieved by compliance with the below three ethics:

  • have been registered for at least five years
  • registration renewed by ASQA with no non-compliances identified at audit
  • no outstanding regulatory concerns or regulatory actions being taken against us

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