Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Shoppers Flock to Opening Sale

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Shoppers Flock to Opening Sale

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Byline: Luke J. Mortimer Luke.Mortimer@capnews.com.au

SHELVES were left empty as bargain hunters went crazy at yesterday's opening of a new Yeppoon discount superstore.

Yeppoon shoppers were lured to the new Reject Shop with goodie bag giveaways, kids face-painting, and a teasing catalogue clogged with bargains only available during its "grand opening" day, according to store boss Michele Gough.

"There's lots of customers here (as of yesterday afternoon), and it's still going," Ms Gough said.

"It's just been pretty full-on all day.

"Every register is open and it's just been packed."

Crews were labouring late into the night to restock dozens of shelves left completely empty by the shopping blitz.

"Absolutely phenomenal, in a word, awesome," Ms Gough said. "The shelves have been absolutely hammered.

"Our warehouse is full, so we will be all good until the next delivery.

"As soon as it goes to the register it orders itself. …

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