APCO’s Mt Duneed site set to be a crowd-pleaser

APCO’s Mt Duneed site, which is set to open before Christmas this year, is expected to be as good as its award-winning Alfredton store.

With construction currently underway in the Greater Geelong area, customers can expect a customer-centric store design that is easy to access and navigate with high-quality architecture and landscaping elements to complement the local amenities.

APCO said the Mt Duneed site will be as good as its Alfredton, Ballarat store which won Overall Store of the Year and Independent Store of the Year at the 2023 Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) awards earlier this year.

Like its Ballarat counterpart, the Mt Duneed site will also include its Café 24-7 offer and IGA X-press, bringing together grocery, café, and petrol and convenience, all under one roof.

With an estimated build cost of $8.5 million, it wasn’t all smooth sailing explained Peter Anderson, Director at APCO, highlighting a certain difficulty of the build.

“It’s disappointing the local council offices and councillors didn’t support the project during the planning permit process, with permit granted at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. It’s a general pattern of the City of Greater Geelong – no support or recognition for small businesses.”

Approval difficulties aside, the offering at APCO Mt Duneed will feature many food options from locally made fresh daily offers, including hot and cold options, ready-to-go breakfast products, quality freshly made options for lunch, on-the-go take home catering options for dinner, alongside a range of better-for-you products.

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