Our approach to store management is based on a belief that community stores should be commercially sustainable but socially responsible. We support store owners running their own stores so they can be involved in making decisions that are right for them.
We do not accept rebates on any product in any store that we manage. We believe receiving financial incentives for selling products in community stores drives the shelf prices up and limits the store range. Rebates create an environment where essential products are too expensive for people living in community.
Given the lack of choice (they can’t just go to the next shop down the road), the practice of rebates is unethical and negatively impacts food security. In our opinion rebates should not be offered by suppliers to any community store in the NT and the focus should be on making products as affordable as the can possibly be.
Not accepting rebates from suppliers means we can lower the shelf price and keep the range of quality products wide in store. Part of being socially responsible involves making quality products affordable.
Stores under AIG management
- Bagala Community Store on behalf of Bagala Aboriginal Corporation
- Wirib Community Store on behalf of Gunamu Aboriginal Corporation
Contact us if you need help
If you are an Aboriginal Corporation and are unhappy with your current store management arrangement, contact us on 89 8922 2666.
Business support services
Bookkeeping and governance support
Our business support services are instrumental to Aboriginal corporation success because they provides access to independent advice and mentoring to help struggling Aboriginal corporations.
Our services create the framework to build strong business foundations and strong governance. These two elements allow for growth and economic development.
Business development support
There are a range of services that AIG offers to support Aboriginal Corporations and Aboriginal owned business to thrive. These services include:
- Payroll and support
- Accounts receivable
- Accounts payable
- Cash flow
- Monthly reconciliations
- On demand advice
- Saving time and money
- Implementing new policies and procedures
- Governance support with ASIC or ORIC
- Board and director training in roles and responsibilities
- Accessing government funded grants
Contact us for more information about accessing these services.
Property rental services
Aboriginal Investment Group offers below market rent for the use of our commercial properties to Aboriginal corporations in the northern regions of the Northern Territory.