When it comes to culture and taste, the answer is Yes Yes!
Local business is at the heart of every community and we are incredibly fortunate to have so many great businesses so close to Modeina!
Now, more than ever, we need to support our local businesses, so each month we are going to profile a small business from our neighbourhood and nearby areas.
This month, we shine a light on Yes Yes Indian Grocery and talk to owner, Smitha…
When did Yes Yes Indian Grocery open in Burnside Hub and why did you choose this area to open your business?
We opened in January 2020. It is a great location with a multi-racial community. As part of our expansion to be a leader in subcontinent grocery, we thought this centre ticked all the boxes we were looking for.
Number of employees?
24 employees in total, with 9 at Burnside Hub.
How have COVID-19 restrictions changed the way you operate?
As we fall under the essential services category, we have not been affected much apart from social distancing, keeping staff and community safe, reduced trading hours and following all the government regulations.
Even at the time of panic buying we had enough stock to serve the communities. We are a bulk buyer and we always have stock in our hand even when other grocers ran out.
What is something people probably will not know about Yes Yes Indian Grocery?
At Yes Yes Indian Grocery, we say yes to everything you would need, to help you relive the essence of our roots, and stay connected to your cultural identity. We are a leading retail chain established in 2017 and since then, we have continued to serve Indian, Pakistani, Nepalese, Bangladeshi, Srilankan, Islander and Fiji community with all their needs.
Our retail chain has an existing presence in Tarneit Central shopping centre and Burnside Hub shopping centre. We are opening two new stores by the end of this year at Opalia Shopping centre, Melton South, and at Woodlea Town centre in Rockbank (Aintree).
What can people find at Yes Yes Indian Grocery that they will not find anywhere else?
If it is not in Yes Yes, you will not find it anywhere else in Australia!
Do you live locally?
What are your 3 favorite things about Modeina and the local area?
Great Lots, everything within 10 minutes’ reach, vibrant community.
Be sure to visit Yes Yes Indian Grocery at Burnside Hub soon and enjoy a celebration of taste and culture!
image caption: Smitha is proud of Yes Yes Indian Grocery’s commitment to “provide wide varieties of commodities at the Lowest possible cost and create loyal customers”