Bowral Cooperative is a local, community-based retailer of stock feed, pet food, rural and retail merchandise and agronomy services celebrating their 95-year anniversary this October.
The cooperative formed in 1926 to produce butter and whole milk in the district, so it's thanks to our earlier dairy farmers that we have this amazing rural supplier in our region.
In 2016 the retail store was upgraded to provide more space to expand their product range and improve the customer experience. In 2018 the cooperative added the Saddleworld franchise to its retail store and this has proven to be highly successful with an ever growing equine industry in the Highlands.
They have grown to be one of the Southern Highlands major supplier of products for farms and the home gardener. It's the perfect place for home and land owners to wonder around for hours choosing that perfect range of products for their next outdoor project.
Some of the specialist services you can access at Bowral Co-op are those of an agronomist, irrigation and water solutions team, animal health plus the ability to make bulk purchases or the added bonus of a delivery service which ensures you receive your order promptly without leaving home. It's these additional services that set the team at Bowral Co-op apart.
The ethos behind Bowral Co-op is to supply a complete range of quality agricultural products to the general public at highly competitive prices.
Bowral Co-op welcomes all members of the public as customers, from town-folk to property owners of all sizes. Regular customers can also become members and take advantage of extensive membership benefits across a huge range of products.
It's proud history of serving the community and supporting local community organisations has carried on through many generations and this is where Bowral Cooperative clearly differentiates.
And the service from the friendly staff at Bowral Cooperative is second-to-none. No matter what you are on the hunt for, there is an expert on the floor somewhere who can answer your questions and help you pick out just what you needed.
As a cooperative, members are shareholders who reap the benefits and rewards passed on to them as part of the successful business model.
CEO Craig Perkins said while COVID had impacted sales growth, the cooperative just completed a highly- successful financial year.
"Moving forward we are focused on developing our retail site and creating a business that helps our members and customers by improving our education and excellence in agriculture," Mr Perkins said.