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As an owner in retail, you won’t always have the time to manage all of the day-to-day on the floor, the financials in the back office and have the time to understand trends and put into place schemes for future growth.

With relevant up-to-date knowledge of the industry, Abbotts understands the key drivers that determine a business’s success.

As supermarket specialists, we can share our knowledge and expertise to your business by providing the following services such as:

The rapid growth of ALDI in Western Australia has forced both Woolworths and Coles to cut prices and increase their private-label product ranges. These pressures have significantly altered the local marketplace, placing further price pressure upon IGA, Farmer Jacks and other smaller chain and independent stores. The expected introduction of another international competitor in Kaufland during 2019 will further shake up the industry and ultimately where customers will put their money.

The team at Abbotts understand these pressures and have built up both a variety of financial and administrative services and a group of associated trusted advisors to cover the gamut of issues that may affect your business or personal wealth.

We provide our clients with more than just annual tax reports because we understand that meaningful and up-to-date information is key to a supermarket being able to react to change and optimise its efficiencies. To find out how we can help you maximise the profitability and value of your business read more below.

Our Retail Specialists


Chris Higham

Partner, Abbotts Chartered Accountants

Chris has been a part of the Abbotts Team since 1987 and has worked in the accounting profession since 1983. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991 and was appointed as a Partner in Abbotts Chartered Accountants that year.


Andre Parker

Wealth Management Consultant

Andre has been working in the financial service industry since 2005. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Association.

Bez Esquivel

Bez Esquivel


Bez merged his finance broking business with Abbotts Finance Brokers in September 2014 and is one of the owners and directors of Abbotts Finance Brokers Pty Ltd. 

Eric Ballard

Eric Ballard

Director, Abbotts Chartered Accountants

Eric has in excess of 15 years of experience providing tax and business services having worked in both mid-tier and boutique advisory firms.

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