The BMS Retail Group was formed in 2004 when three local retailers joined forces to create the Champions IGA supermarket banner.

The company originally started with three sites, Long Gully, Bacchus Marsh and Kangaroo Flat. Since then the company has acquired three existing supermarkets including, Heathcote, Grovedale Central and Whittlesea as well as two brand new stores built in Inglewood and Grovedale East which both trade under the Champions IGA banner.

The Champions IGA Group is an independent company based in Bendigo, Victoria who focuses on supporting the local community. Champions support the Bendigo Xmas Hospital Appeal, various local sporting clubs and organisations which include the Bendigo Lady Braves. This clearly demonstrates our commitment to supporting local organisations.

We also continue to build relationships with local industries such as, Hazeldene’s Chickens, Castle Bacon and Gillies Pies with long term supply agreements negotiated to help secure the long term future of these companies.

The Champions Group employs local people, and with over 500 staff strives to help the community by supporting its local people.