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.