The amazing legacy behind 70 years of Adelaide’s Finest Supermarkets

Since 1951, Adelaide’s finest supermarkets have been continuously providing world-class service and standards to locals across the state – here’s their amazing history!

Since 1951, The Chapley family have been continuously providing world-class service and standards to locals across the state.

Four generations of the family have worked in this business, loved by all as Adelaide’s Finest Supermarkets. It began with Spero Snr and his wife Lemonia, continued with their son Nick and his wife Grace. Their children – Leonie, Emily and Spero are the third generation to be involved – and their own children are the fourth generation to be part of this successful family business.

Over the years, they have become a staple in the Adelaide community, having created multi award-winning stores and shopping centres which were elevated to a new level in 2016 and 2017 when they won the IGA International Retailer of the Year Awards.

The beating heart behind Adelaide’s finest supermarket, Mr Nick, is incredibly proud of his families achievements.

“The greatest reward in everything we do has always been exceeding our valued customers’ expectations and also knowing our valued staff are happy at work,” shares Mr Nick.

“We strive to create extraordinary spaces with a hospitality service ethos, social precincts where families and friends can meet, linger and enjoy interactive in-store experiences.”

“We are passionate and proud South Australians, and our priority is to support local growers, producers and suppliers.”

Mr Nick, a wise and inspiring man, experienced considerable hardship in his early life but says these challenges helped shape the person he is today. His business success is the result of hard work, resilience, and an entrepreneurial, community-minded spirit.

Nick was born in 1934 on the Greek island of Ikaria, where him and his family endured hardship like no other during World War 2. They made the tough decision to leave their beloved island, travelled from country to country before making their way to Australia in 1948, where they have now made quite the name for themselves.

In celebration of Mr Nick’s 70 years in business, and to give back to their loyal patrons, Adelaide’s Finest Supermarkets are throwing a massive giveaway where you can be in the running to win one of three luxury Mercedes-Benz A180’s.

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With one already given away, there’s still two more chances! All you need to do to enter is spend $50 or more in-store or online at Frewville and Pasadena Foodland between 1st September – 30th November 2021. Pasadena Shopping retailers are also included in this promotion, participating retailers require a $50 spend and the small food outlets $15 spend. 

We congratulate Adelaide’s finest supermarkets on 70 years of successful operation.

For more information on their Mercedes-Benz competition, visit for details. T&C’s apply.

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