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