Julie Maccronan, Zoe Lennon and Melissa Bissett are looking forward to the reopening of Target Country tomorrow.
Julie Maccronan, Zoe Lennon and Melissa Bissett are looking forward to the reopening of Target Country tomorrow. Lindsey Jackson

Recovery on Target

SIX months after floods destroyed Emerald’s Target Country, the new-look store reopens its doors tomorrow after an $800,000 fit-out.

The store now features eye-catching and creative wall displays, enhanced fitting rooms and layby area as well as an improved customer service counter.

Shoppers will now find shopping a breeze with the new first-in, first-served register queuing system, which provides guaranteed next-in-line service at the registers, as well as wider uncluttered aisles for easier access.

Target district manager Nathan Woolnough said that following the floods the Emerald store required significant works.

“While our store has been closed for six months, I am incredibly proud of our local team members and colleagues from around the country who worked hard immediately after the floods to set up a temporary store on Cottonview Rd to ensure that the local community had immediate access to essential items to assist with their recovery,” he said.

“I would like to thank not only our store team for their hard work and commitment, but also the 50 Golding employees from the local mine who assisted us with our clean-up operations.”

Emerald Target Country Store manager Melissa Bissett said it had been a difficult time for the community, with many people and businesses having to face massive clean-ups and rebuilding.

“We’re very excited to be back working in our permanent store and we really hope customers enjoy the fresh new look as much as we do,” Melissa said. “We’re absolutely thrilled that we’re reopening and the whole team is really excited about welcoming our patient customers back in to what is now one of Australia’s most modern Target Country stores.”

To celebrate the reopening, a range of activities is planned on Thursday and Friday including free balloons, a visit from Target’s Ronnie Rondel mascots, and gift voucher giveaways on Friday.


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