|Spudshed Fresh Food Markets|
|Founded||1998Baldivis, Western Australiain|
Number of locations
|Products||Fruit and vegetables, groceries|
|Revenue||$285.5 million (2018)|
|$3.96 million (2018)|
Number of employees
Spudshed[notes 1] is an independent supermarket chain based in Western Australia. Spudshed was founded by Tony Galati, with all stores owned by the Galati family business. The first Spudshed was opened in Baldivis in November 1998 with the chain growing to a total of 14 stores across the Perth Metropolitan Area. Its main competitors are Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and IGA. Most stores operate 24 hours a day, and are among the only supermarkets in the state able to do so.
Spudshed founder Tony Galati is the son of Silician migrants. He became a household name in Western Australia for his protracted legal battles against the Potato Marketing Corporation of Western Australia. In 2015 the PMC launched legal action against Tony Galati, alleging that he had planted more than his allocated quota of potatoes. Prohibited from selling excess potatoes due to legal quotas, Galati used free potato giveaways at his Spudshed stores to protest against what he considered to be unfair and excessive control by the board. Galati ultimately prevailed when the state government deregulated the industry with the PMC becoming defunct in December 2016.
- Farmer Jack's
- "WA potato laws embroiled in controversy". 15 March 2012.
- Brown, Natalie; Thompson, Brad (15 January 2015). "Spud giveaway proves big hit". The West Australian. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
- Fitzgerald, Bridget (2015). "The West Australian potato regulator to take Spud Shed owner Tony Galati to court over alleged breach of a commercial agreement". ABC News.
- Blanchini, Justin (17 November 2017). "Spud King Tony Galati giving away free potatoes at his Spud Shed stores across Perth all weekend". Wanneroo Times.
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