By Jeremy Sollars
The Target Country outlet in Warwick will close tomorrow – Saturday 16 January – and will re-open as a ‘K hub’ on Thursday 4 February.
Target and Kmart last year announced the Target outlets in both Warwick and Stanthorpe would convert to K hubs in “early 2021”.
The Stanthorpe Target Country outlet will close on Saturday 6 February and re-open as a K hub on Wednesday 24 February.
A Kmart spokeswoman said the Warwick Target outlet will trade as normal tomorrow – Saturday – for its last day.
The premises will then remain closed while the internal fitout for the new K hub is completed prior to its 4 February opening.
A ‘K hub’ is a small-format Kmart outlet, in a similar way to Target Country being a ‘small format’ of that retail chain.
The Kmart spokeswoman told the Free Times all staff of both the Warwick and Stanthorpe Target Country stores will be offered re-deployment with K hub but final staffing numbers for the new stores are yet to be fully determined.
“At Kmart, we’re on a mission is to make everyday living brighter for Australian families,” the spokeswoman said.
“Giving them easy access to the everyday items they need, at the lowest possible price.
“It’s how we make shopping more accessible to more people; and that’s at the heart of everything we do.
“We’re committed to opening stores in new communities so that we can reach even more people – and we can’t wait to introduce the communities of Warwick and Stanthorpe to our brand new concept K hub store.
“The support we have received from regional communities so far, has been overwhelming.
“Customers are loving the great value, on-trend products we have on offer.
“Think of it as the Kmart experience…a little closer to home.
“We’ve taken our most popular Kmart products across kids, home and clothing; and brought them to life in a new way.
“A collection inspired for a smaller format store, with bigger convenience in mind.
“Our K hub customers have the ability to shop Target’s full product range online, then visit us instore to collect items with no additional shipping cost.
“We’ll be extending this service in early 2021, to include our friends at Catch and we’ll be adding Kmart’s entire product range then too.
“Customers will also have the ability to drop-off online returns for any of these brands. So, think of K hub as your one-stop-shop for all your favourite Kmart, Target and Catch products.”