MEDIA RELEASE 01 December 2008
Anaconda to unveil new Kawana store this Saturday
Outdoor adventure retailer Anaconda will officially open its new Sunshine Coast
store in Kawana Home Central on Kawana Way this Saturday, 6 December at 8 am.
Kawana store manager Angelo Della-Noce is looking forward to the big day.
"I've been told that every Anaconda store opening attracts thousands of people
and some of them even start lining up from 5 am," Della-Noce said.
"We have recruited around 50 local staff, many of whom have background in
outdoor and camping retailing and we're really excited about the idea of sharing
this experience with our customers.
"We have some great activities planned for day one including free Anaconda gift
bags for the first 500 people through the door. The Anaconda enviro-bag contains
a Denali microfibre hike and sports towel, Mojiko pliers set and case and an
Anaconda aluminium water bottle valued at over $80.
"We'll also have some fun activities like free climbing on the pinnacle, face
painting and Cobb cooking demonstrations. There will also be some great specials
that also be available at the Morayfield store.
"In addition, until 31 December, Anaconda is awarding its Adventure Club members
with the chance to win a brand new Renault Koleos worth $47,000 when they spend
$100 or more in store," Della-Noce added.
Anaconda was founded in November 2004 by Toby Darvall, after selling his share
in a camping and army surplus wholesale business he co-founded 13 years
previously. He had formerly been a business reporter at Melbourne's popular
daily, The Age.
The concept behind the stores is based on Anaconda's belief that Australians
want to be entertained and have fun while they are shopping. Therefore, pieces
of equipment such as climbing gear, tents, gas lanterns and stoves can all be
tested in-store. Climbing pinnacles for indoor rock climbing are also in all
Anaconda stores to give customers the feel of the 'real experience'.
Anaconda will now have 18 stores - three in NSW, six in Queensland, five in
Victoria, two in WA, one in SA and one in Tasmania with expansion plans
throughout Australia in the near future.
The new store occupies 2,500 square metres and will offer over 35,000 products
for camping, fishing, climbing, cycling and kayaking from such famous brands as
The North Face, Columbia, Coleman, Spinifex, Mojiko, Merrell, Garmin, Fluid
Bikes, Edelrid and Denali.
For customers who haven't decided to invest in the equipment and want to trial
it first, Anaconda not only sells products but also rents a range of them out.
The Anaconda Kawana store can be contacted on (07) 5413 5100.
Released for Anaconda by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Joanna Gitsham or Nicola Rutzou on (02) 9413