周四,Kmart新店盛大开业,数百名顾客蜂拥而入,再现“人从众”的火爆场面。

这家新店位于新州中北海岸的Coffs Harbour CBD,顾客一早排着长长的队伍等待开门,准备在这家廉价百货超市展开疯狂血拼。

在卷帘门还未完全打开时,大队人马便迫不及待直接杀进Coffs Central购物中心,几分钟内,结账口就已经排起了蛇形的长队。

The budget department store debuted its new location in the Coffs Harbour CBD on the NSW mid-north coast to a fanfare of eager shoppers on Thursday

Crowds of people flooded the retailer at Coffs Central Shopping Centre (pictured) before the roller doors had even fully opened, as lines for the checkouts began to snake around the store within minutes

一些顾客跑进Kmart甚至只是希望可以抢到一件廉价的软垫椅或厨房用具。

对于这个近年来饱受经济衰退影响的海滨小镇来说,这种盛大的场面可以说是“久违”了。

Coffs Harbour当地人也兴奋不已,并表示这是该地区的一个“新起点”。

Coffs Harbour 商会的乔治·切托(George Cecato)表示,“这是黑暗尽头的曙光,这是CBD商业新时代的开始,他们在过去的18个月里一直在苦苦挣扎,这是一个开始。”

去年,Big W关门大吉,新Kmart就在老地方开张,新店大概有150名员工,其中约20人之前曾受雇于Big W。

Some customers even ran into the Kmart with the hopes of getting their hands on a budget ottoman or cheap kitchen utensils