Regional Target stores fare the worst of the the 284-store network under changes the business' owner Wesfarmer has outlined.
The company says it will convert 10 to 40 Target stores and 52 Country Target stores in regional areas to Kmart stores. It will also close 10 to 25 large format stores and 50 small format Target Country stores.
In all, between 122 and 167 locations will either be converted or shut, accompanied by a significant reduction in Target's store support office.
"We understand these closures will affect a lot of people in the Target community and we appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times," Target said in a message to customers.
"We are committed to providing every opportunity for redeployment for our team members who will be affected by these changes.
"We are proud to have a rich history as an Australian company and we are committed to serving you, our valued customers, now and into the future. "
The changes to Target stores will mostly happen in 2021.
This is comprehensive list of Target stores which are set to close or be rebranded:
Stores to close:
- Clare (early-mid 2021)
- Millicent (early 2021)
- Naracoorte (early-mid 2021)
- Pasadena (June 2020)
- Port Lincoln (early 2021)
Store to rebrand as Kmart:
- Berri (early 2021)
- Murray Bridge (early 2021)
- Port Augusta (early 2021)
- Victor Harbor (early 2021)