周四,Kmart新店盛大開業,數百名顧客蜂擁而入,再現“人從眾”的火爆場面。

這家新店位於新州中北海岸的Coffs Harbour CBD,顧客一早排着長長的隊伍等待開門,準備在這家廉價百貨超市展開瘋狂血拚。

在捲簾門還未完全打開時,大隊人馬便迫不及待直接殺進Coffs Central購物中心,幾分鐘內,結賬口就已經排起了蛇形的長隊。

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

一些顧客跑進Kmart甚至只是希望可以搶到一件廉價的軟墊椅或廚房用具。

對於這個近年來飽受經濟衰退影響的海濱小鎮來說,這種盛大的場面可以說是“久違”了。

Coffs Harbour當地人也興奮不已,並表示這是該地區的一個“新起點”。

Coffs Harbour 商會的喬治·切托(George Cecato)表示,“這是黑暗盡頭的曙光,這是CBD商業新時代的開始,他們在過去的18個月里一直在苦苦掙扎,這是一個開始。”

去年,Big W關門大吉,新Kmart就在老地方開張,新店大概有150名員工,其中約20人之前曾受雇於Big W。

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