“In my opinion, it’s one of the best recent stories in Australian retail,” said Joel Godde, Vicinity’s General Manager – Leasing for VIC/TAS/WA.
“Wal and Carlos Sacca are the owners. Their father, William, emigrated from Palestine to Australia and started a small Tuckerbag supermarket with his six brothers in the suburb of Fairfield in Melbourne’s north.
“After some success, William then opened a small Fruit and Veg store in Brunswick before, in 2012, Wal and Carlos bought into the family business and opened large stores at Altona Gate and Airport West.
“Wal and Carlos have over the last ten years grown the business exponentially into a number of locations including Broadmeadows Central and Roxburgh Park with a much-expanded product range.”
Godde is speaking about fresh food, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods retailer, Sacca’s Fine Foods. It’s a retailer he knows well after first meeting them in 2014, becoming their Vicinity leasing partner and helping them navigate an inspiring story of business growth.