Bruce Mather

Business Development Manager


Anthony Lawton

Account Executive

In Australia, supermarkets play a vital role in providing essential goods and services to the public. As with any business, supermarkets face various risks and uncertainties that can potentially disrupt their operations and financial stability. To mitigate some of these risks, insurance plays a significant role in this industry.

What are the exposures?

Property insurance is a fundamental component of supermarket insurance. It protects supermarkets from the financial consequences of property damage or loss resulting from events such as fire, Water damage, theft, vandalism, or natural disasters. This coverage typically includes the supermarket building, its contents, equipment, and stock. It ensures that the supermarket can recover quickly and resume its operations following an unexpected incident.

Another crucial aspect of supermarket insurance is liability coverage. Supermarkets often have a high volume of foot traffic, with customers and employees constantly interacting within the premises. Liability insurance safeguards the supermarket against claims for bodily injury or property damage that may occur on their premises. It provides financial protection in the event of slip and fall accidents, product-related injuries, or other incidents where the supermarket could be held liable.

Business interruption insurance is another vital consideration. This coverage helps protect against financial losses resulting from a temporary closure due to an insured event, such as fire or storm damage. It compensates for lost income and covers ongoing expenses like rent, utilities, and employee wages, enabling the supermarket to survive the disruption and maintain its financial stability during the recovery period.

Supermarkets also face risks associated with their supply chains, including spoilage or contamination of perishable goods. Product liability insurance can protect against losses caused by defective products, including those resulting from a manufacturing or labelling error. This coverage is especially important for supermarkets as they deal with a wide range of products from various suppliers.

What can go wrong?

A 45-year-old male walking through the narrow Fruit and Vegetable aisle of a small 4-aisle supermarket slipped and fell on a grape on the floor. The customer fell awkwardly hitting his head on the shelving and losing consciousness. An ambulance was called with evidence being captured on the store’s CCTV camera.

After 3 years of medical bills, he sought compensation for negligence and was awarded $232,000.



    Cyber Attack – Don’t expose your business

    For many buyers of business insurance, cyber insurance is a new class of insurance that has been bro
    a hacker photo
    A Butchers in Canberra

    Expanded polystyrene and the Rising insurance premiums

    If you have a business involved in the food industry such as a manufacturer, wholesaler, butcher or

    Underinsurance and the effect on your business

    The majority of commercial insurance policies in the Australian market contain an underinsurance cla
    a bar photo