Dysart supermarket to shut, redundancies can't be ruled out
K & D Supermarket in Dysart will shut next month after company reviewed viability of two stores in the town.
The advertisement was placed in the Daily Mercury and said "it is no secret that many mining communities have seen dramatic reductions in personnel and with that an immediate effect on the viability of these supermaket operations".
"We have been reviewing the viability of having two stores in Dysart and have come to a decision which has been announced to our staff today," Cornetts Supermarkets CEO Graham Booysen said.
"We will be operating the Garden Plaza Supermarket seven days a week from Monday 20/06/16 and will close the K & D Supermarket Sunday 19/06/16.
"Whilst we cannot rule out redundancies, we expect that many of the two supermarkets staff and services will merge."
The ad that was placed:
Our business landscape:
13 businesses that have closed in 2015-2016:
1. Andergrove Home Hardware - closed June 30, 2015.
2. Gloria Jean's at Mount Pleasant Shopping centre - closed March 30, 2015 (and reopened)
3. Joyce Mayne - closed mid-April, 2015.
4. Eastern Port Yum Cha and Seafood Restaurant - To close October, 2016.
5. Mackay Day Spa and Caneland Central WaxPot - closed November 2, 2015.
6. ABC Shop - closed March 22, 2016.
7. Tropical City Takeaway - closed mid-January, 2016.
8. Totally Workwear on Gordon St - closed March 18 as a business downsize. Stock moved to Paget store.
9. Wendy's at Mackay's Sydney Street Markets - closed July, 2015.
10. The Vintage Room - closed January to February, 2016.
11. Rubi shoes - Caneland Central
12. Porters Northern Beaches - closed March, 2016
13. Taylors Newsagency - closed April 28, 2016
12 businesses opened in 2015-2016:
1. TJ's WaxPot and Tanning Studio - opened December 4, 2015.
2. Cocoa Mama - opened March, 2016.
3. Fusion 128 - opened February, 2016.
4. Jamaica Blue at Mackay's Sydney Street Markets - opened
5. Woodman's Axe Espresso - opened April 28, 2015.
6. Ma's Pizza Kitcken at Mount Pleasant - opened February, 2016.
7. Melba's Alterations - opened December, 2015.
8. Jamaica Blue at Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre - opened December 15, 2015.
9. Income Tax Professionals at Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre - opened December, 2015.
10. Morgans Fish Market and Take Away - opened November, 2015.
11. Vintage Kiss Bar-A-Van at Marian - opened March 1, 2016.
12. Blossom Flower Boutique- opened April 2016