The Pines unveils retail refurb

Thepines-entrance-1Stockland has unveiled a major retail refresh of The Pines Shopping Centre in Melbourne, including the first transformation of a Target to Kmart store in VIC.

On Wednesday this week, Stockland The Pines reopened a redeveloped and reconfigured new look Aldi. The German giant will also expand to take on approximately 110sqm of additional new floor space, with the extension scheduled to be completed and opened by late-November.

New features of the revamped Aldi supermarket include redesigned shelving, expanded wooden produce bays with a greater breadth of fresh produce as well as extended energy efficient chillers.

As part of Wesfarmers’ strategic refresh and bid to consolidate the ailing Target department stores, the existing Target store at The Pines will be converted into a new look Kmart.

To make way for the retail refresh, Kmart will commence internal works inside the Target store on Sunday 25 September.

Target will remain open and trading up until Sunday 9 November –  however some stock lines will not be refreshed and services including lay-by will no longer be available.

The new Kmart store is expected to officially open in early December 2016.

John Schroder continues “We’re very excited to welcome Kmart to Stockland The Pines in time for Christmas,” said John Schroder, group executive and CEO of commercial property. “This new store will complement the current retail offer and provide shoppers with a great range of products across home, entertainment, clothing and toys at everyday low prices.”

Boost Juice is also opening a store as part of The Pines refresh, opening this Saturday.

Womens fashion retailer, Suzanne Grae will also open in October, joining other recent entrants to the centre including a new Priceline Pharmacy, Millers Woman, Gino Ventori Shoes, Electronics Collection kiosk.

“We’re proud to be bringing new fashions, tastes and entertainment retailers to The Pines to offer our customers an even better retail experience,” said Schroder. “The calibre of new brands that have recently opened their doors, or will soon begin trading, is exceptional and will be a great addition to our current stable of retailers at the centre.”

“We also continue to invest in improving the shopping centre experience with internal centre refurbishments and amenity upgrades underway, to make shopping more convenient and comfortable for our customers.”

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