Target has announced that will they be rebranding a number of their stores across Australia, while also permanently shutting some too.
In an update, the company revealed that between 10-25 “large format” Target stores and 50 Target Country stores will close. The remaining stores will either be converted to Kmart or continue to trade as Target, allowing the company to expand its digital capabilities.
QLD Target Stores Closing:
Early 2021 – Atherton, Biloela, Castletown, Hervey Bay, Kippa Ring.
Early-mid 2021 – Beaudesert, Cairns, Clifton Beach, Emerald, Longreach, Murgon, Moranbah.
QLD Target Stores Rebranding As Kmart:
Bowen, Charters Towers, Chinchilla, Dalby, Forrest Lake, Gatton, Goondiwindi, Gympie, Ingham, Mareeba, Noosa Junction, Port Douglas, Roma, Sarina, Stanthorpe, Warwick, Yeppoon.
Target has assured all staff members will receive an offer of employment from Kmart.
“For our Target team members that are unable to be redeployed, they will be given consideration for new roles created in Kmart and Catch as they continue to grow,” the company said.
“In addition, Wesfarmers has established a cross-divisional working group to identify redeployment opportunities for affected team members, including in Bunnings and Officeworks.”