Retailers at home in Braybrook

By Star Weekly

By Joanna Catalano 

More than 750 jobs have been created with the opening of a new home living centre in Braybrook.

The former Masters Centre has been redeveloped into Home Co, featuring brands such as Coles, Liquorland and Chemist Warehouse. In addition, 10 specialty retailers from across food and beverage, health and beauty and collectables sectors have joined.

Leading international retailer TK Maxx is set to open at the centre early next year.

Coles says it is offering “market style” shopping in a store that features a bakery, continental delicatessen and butcher.

Coles Braybrook store manager James Rotaru said he was looking forward to sharing the new store with the community.

“Braybrook is a fast-growing community and we know there is demand for a new and convenient shopping destination,” he said.

“We’re excited to deliver our customers great quality products and an exceptional customer service. We’re also delighted to create so many jobs for the booming area.”

Coles has created 194 new jobs through its new Braybrook store, with 44 recruits entering the workforce for the first time.

The new Coles has 14 manned and 10 self-service checkouts.

The Home Consortium is converting 40 former Masters Centres around Australia.

Home Co chairman David Di Pilla said he was confident the centre would meet the needs of the Brimbank community.

“Home Co is really excited about the mix of retailers we have attracted to our centre at Braybrook,” he said.

“We believe the centre will deliver value for money, convenience retail for many years into the future”.

Home Co Braybrook is located at 330 Ballarat Road.