11 November 2022  

A better choice! retailer and Mango King, Sam Etri, is opening his third fruit and veg shop next weekend, Skippy’s Market Fresh at Rothwell. The 1,000 m² store will be the biggest on Brisbane’s northside and is set to employ 30 staff from the Moreton Bay community. 

As a local, independent fruit and veg retailer, Sam is passionate about supporting and giving back to his local community. Last month, he bid $20,000 for a tray of mangoes to support charity and was crowned this year’s Brisbane Markets Mango King.  Sam, along with business partner Nic, hope their new store will help them to better support the Moreton Bay community with quality, fresh produce, and outstanding service. 

“I am dedicated to supporting my local community by employing staff from the area and sourcing the best local produce where I can,” said Sam. 

Sam is also the owner of Skippy’s Fresh Frootz at Victoria Point and Skippy’s Farmhouse at Southport, and sources his produce daily for all three stores from the Brisbane Markets at Rocklea. Buying his fruit and vegetables daily from the Markets, means Sam can not only provide his customers with a large range of quality, fresh produce straight from thousands of Aussie farms, but is supporting local businesses and growers.  

“I am looking forward to offering great quality fruit and vegetables at competitive prices to the Moreton Bay community.”  

Skippy’s Market Fresh also offer a wide range of speciality and continental products including cheeses, nuts, biscuits, cold meats and dried pasta.  Once inside, you will find more than just great quality fruit and vegetables.  

Come and see Skippy’s Market Fresh for yourself and join the Mango King at the Grand Opening on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2022 at the Rothwell Central Shopping Centre, Shop T1, 743 – 757 Deception Bay Road, Rothwell. Customers will have the opportunity to meet the Mango King himself, enjoy high quality local fruit and vegetables at discounted prices, shop for continental groceries, freshly squeezed juices and enjoy a free sausage sizzle from 9am – 12 noon, both days. There will even be some delicious, locally grown, mangoes on offer!  Doors open at 7am. 



About A Better Choice! 

The A better choice! Retailer Program brings together more than 750 independent fruit and veg shops nationwide to educate consumers about the many benefits of shopping at their local, independent retailer. In Queensland, the A Better Choice! program is run by Brismark and is supported by the Brisbane Markets. More information about A Better Choice! can be found by visiting www.abetterchoice.com.au 

 Media contacts: 

Skippy’s Fresh Market – Sam Etri – 0451 069 808

Brismark – Karen Tilke – (07) 3915 4226 

Caption: Sam Etri said their store is fully stocked and ready the Grand Opening of Skippy’s Fresh Market this weekend. 

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