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Kmart announces second Wellington store

Good news for Kmart lovers in the capital: Work is about commence on a second store in Petone. The 5200 square metre store will feature Kmart’s new store layout that is being rolled out across its stores and is expected to open mid-2017.

The design of the development has taken in neighbours and the Hutt City Council’s views into consideration before commencing.
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Ebert Construction Ltd plans to revamp the old industrial property into a modern retail environment. The store will have Kmart’s full range of products, including men’s apparel, women’s apparel, children’s apparel, toys, health and beauty, homewares, stationery and sporting goods. 

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Kmart New Zealand head of operations Sue Smith said the retailer was excited to get on with the development of its second Wellington store. 

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“I along with the entire Kmart team can’t wait to make available our products at great low prices and we look forward to being able to support the local community.” 

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It’s expected Kmart will hire around 80 local part and full time employees to be a part of its store. It will start recruiting for staff in early 2017.

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Completion of the store is expected in the second quarter of 2017. 

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Kmart has been making large strides in the New Zealand market as of late.
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rnIn March, it opened a new store in Bethlehem, Tauranga and in June it confirmed it would finally launch an ecommerce site
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rnThis follows on from its major store redesigns it carried out last year.
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rnThe redesign of Kmart’s St Lukes store in Auckland.

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