Kmart Australia to launch into Tarneit!

  • Team members celebrating
  • Store management team members
  • Cutting the ribbon

Tuesday 26 September 2017 – Australia’s favourite retailer has finally arrived and will officially open its doors to Tarneit community on Wednesday 4 October from 8:00am. The 5,390m2 store showcases Kmart’s new store layout that is being rolled out nationally, in a commitment to an improved shopping experience for customers, from irresistibly low priced everyday products through to brightly lit, easy to shop product worlds.

The new and elevated store layout provides locals with all three of Kmart’s coloured product worlds including clothing, kids and home. Noticeable updates including central self-served check outs, wider aisles for easy wheel chair and pram access, as well as bolder graphics for navigation and a convenient shopping experience.

Kmart Tarneit store Manager, Nicole Wilson has been with Kmart for 14 years, starting off as a casual team member at Kmart Cranbourne, progressing through different management positions and now being appointed to her first store management position at Kmart Tarneit.

“I am thrilled to be leading the incredibly talented Kmart Tarneit team alongside my management team. This opening is a huge milestone for not only me but the wider team and we cannot wait to welcome our new community on October 4. We encourage everyone to come down for opening – we will be fully stocked with Kmart’s favourite items at our incredible prices, ” Ms Wilson said.

The Kmart Tarneit opening has driven local employment opportunities with the store having employed over 120 new team members locally with 18 team members transferring from surrounding stores.

The Kmart Tarneit opening has drawn huge excitement amongst the community with the buzz being showcased through the ‘Kmart Tarneit Opening’ Facebook event page. The events page has confirmed over 700 people ‘attending’ and over 2.4k people ‘interested’ in going to the opening, with numbers continuing to grow.

To celebrate the new store, the day will begin at 7.30am with an opening ceremony held in store for Kmart team members. Aboriginal elder will conduct a Welcome to Country ceremony, followed by speeches from various senior Kmart team members. The ceremony will conclude with the cutting of the ribbon before the Kmart Tarneit team welcomes the community through their doors.

Kmart welcomes media attendance to the opening ceremony beginning from 7.30 am.

Please RSVP your attendance to Natalie Rixon.

Opening day ceremony:

7:30am                  Arrival – Kmart Tarneit, 540 Derrimut Road, Tarneit - entry through the back-loading dock

7:20am                  Opening ceremony begins with a Welcome to Country conducted by an Aboriginal elder, followed by speeches

7:55am                  Cutting of the ribbon

8.00am                   Doors officially open

For media opportunities, interviews and information please contact:

Natalie Rixon

Kmart Corporate Affairs Advisor

p. +61 3 9902 3270 | m. +61 438 308 813

E: natalie.rixon@kmart.com.au

Mandy Confoy

Kmart PR Manager

p. +61 3 9902 3374 | m. +61 428 920 466

E: Mandy.confoy@kmart.com.au