Target to re-open as Kmart

Goondiwindi's Target Country store will convert to a K Hub.
Goondiwindi's Target Country store will convert to a K Hub.

Goondiwindi's Target store will see its final day of trading today.

About 75 Target and Target Country stores will close with some, including Goondiwindi, to convert to Kmart 'hubs'.

A spokesperson said, "As a business we're committed to opening stores in new communities; and we can't wait to welcome the community of Goondiwindi to our brand-new concept K Hub store.

"At Kmart, we're on a mission to make everyday living brighter for Australian families. Giving them easy access to the everyday items they need, at the lowest possible price. It's how we make shopping more accessible for more people; and that's at the heart of everything we do," they said.

"Things may look a little different to what you'd expect from a Kmart store today. We're giving the store a 'light touch' make over for now, so that we're not inconveniencing the community with a long store closure. We want our customers to have easy access to the items they need... which is why we're focusing on speed to market. But we have big plans to evolve the look and feel of this store over time.

"For now, 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.

"K hub customers will be able to pop in and visit our teams instore, or shop Kmart's entire product range online using home delivery or click and collect services. We'll be using our hub store as a collection point for online Target orders too; giving customers easy access to two of our key Kmart Group brands.

"And the best part? You'll be welcomed into store with some familiar faces. All previous Target team members have been offered the opportunity to join our growing Kmart family, with in-depth training and support."

The Kmart team are due to start work onsite on Monday (Jan 18), with a planned store opening on Wednesday, February 3.