Some Kmart stores across Queensland, New South Wales & Victoria have closed to customers.
A Kmart spokesperson said “We want to continue to support our customers with shopping in a way that’s most convenient for them.’’
As a result, some stores have been closed to become ‘order fulfilment’ sites to allow ‘support the growing demand for our online home delivery services”.
“Our store teams will continue working in-store, as part of this fulfilment team; ensuring that our Kmart customers and communities have easy access to the products they need, at the time they need them most,” she said.
The concept is being trialled at Brandon Park in Victoria and will be rolled out to Top Ryde in NSW and Caboolture in Queensland.
All remaining 237 stores across Australia will remain open and trading as normal.
“We recognise that this is a unique time and we are here to support our customers, teams and communities, while we all adjust to this new way of life together,” the spokeswoman said.