KMART

One year after TARGET first traded to the public, the COLES conglomerate established a joint venture with the USA-based S.S. Kresge Corporation. The first Australian KMART opened, in a suburb of Melbourne, in April 1969. COLES established full ownership of the Australian KMART operation in 1978. The name and logo were licensed from the "Stateside" corporate headquarters, known -by then- as the KMART Corporation. 



Now, follow along as we study four of Australia's early mall-type shopping complexes in depth. The first offering will be Victoria's first mega mall...