Cor­netts beefs up pres­ence in Port

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS - RE­TAIL Shane Ni­chols

Su­per­mar­kets is set to cel­e­brate the com­ple­tion of its $1m makeover at the Habi­tat shop­ping com­plex in Port Dou­glas with a spe­cial launch on Satur­day (De­cem­ber 3).

The in­vest­ment, which has in­cluded a re­vamp of some of the prod­uct range as well as an over­all lighter and brighter feel to the su­per­mar­ket, demon­strates Cor­netts’ com­mit­ment to the com­mu­nity and res­i­dents of the area, said Cor­netts chief ex­ec­u­tive Gra­ham Booy­sen.

The re­vamp will be cel­e­brated from 9am to 1pm with a sausage siz­zle, face paint­ing, bal­loons, sam­ples and give­aways and there will be great spe­cials as they wind back the clocks to 2006 prices.

The other shops in the cen­tre will also take part, with a colour­ing in com­pe­ti­tion and re­tail spe­cials.

“We have re­vi­talised the front of the store with new ki- osks and the en­try is bright, open and wel­com­ing,” Mr Booy­sen said.

“Along with the newly in­stalled rack­ing in the fruit and veg­etable sec­tion, the sur­round­ing strip lit re­frig­er­a­tion is a sleek new look and en­com­passes fresh pro­duce, deli and meat, right through to frozen pro­duce.”

“The re­vamp didn’t stop there. We lis­tened to the res­i­dents of Port Dou­glas with re­gard to prod­uct lines and now have a new health range in store. The fresh new look is from top to bot­tom giv­ing cusCORNETTS tomers a full shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence.

Mr Booy­sen said, “We be­lieve that a good su­per­mar­ket is an in­te­gral part of a small town and our long con­nec­tion to and in­vest­ment in Port Dou­glas is tes­ta­ment to that.”

He told the he was a sup­porter of the pro­posed re­tire­ment com­mu­nity on the western side of the high­way and that some growth for Port Dou­glas was de­sir­able.

“It’s a spe­cial part of the world but it al­ways comes back to the econ­omy,” he said.

“Peo­ple should be able to stay there.

“They bring a lot to the lo­cal econ­omy.”

He spoke of an ag­gres­sive new pric­ing cam­paign, in which prices on many goods are re­turn­ing to 2006 lev­els.

“The mes­sage is Cor­netts is here to stay.

“We want peo­ple to see us as the al­ter­na­tive to Coles and Wool­worths. We don’t want to play sec­ond fid­dle any more to those guys.”

We want peo­ple to see us as the al­ter­na­tive to Coles and Wool­worths. We don’t want to play sec­ond fid­dle any more to those guys

Gra­ham Booy­sen, CEO, Cor­netts

Pic: SCOTT TIBBALLS

Man­ager at Cor­netts Port Dou­glas Si­mon Fraser in the new fresh pro­duce sec­tion

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