Jobs are here as crazy bargains descend on CQ

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND is ground zero for the relaunch of the 90s discount king Crazy Clarks.

The inception of Crazy Clarks in Biloela will be the first Crazy Clarks store to re-open in Australia since 2500 workers across the nation lost their jobs when the chain closed in 2014.

The birth of Crazy Clarks in Biloela is the latest push by discount specialists, the Silly Solly's Group to "make shopping great again" after the Silly Solly's brand was reborn in 2017 in Rockhampton.

CEO of the Silly Solly's Group Brad Walton is excited to bring back too life the Crazy Clarks brand, where it has always been his intention to run Silly Solly's and Crazy Clarks side-by-side.

"We were always going to open a store in Biloela whether it was Silly Solly's or Crazy Clarks," Mr Walton said.

"It'll be a full discount offering for the people of Biloela who will get the same aggressive pricing strategy as Silly Solly's but offering bigger items and products you just can't get for $5 in Silly Solly's.

"We're stocking up to 20 different categories including; personal care, cleaning products, kitchen products, grocery lines, confectionary lines, toys, a huge range of Christmas, stationary and storage."

The opening of Crazy Clarks in Biloela follows a recent string of Silly Solly's branded stores opening across the state including Morayfield, Airlie Beach and Emerald with Mr Walton planning to have 20 stores up and running by Christmas.

"In towns like Biloela there's no Kmart or Big W so there's a big need for us in the town," Mr Walton said.

"We want to give the people of Central Queensland the bargains as we feel it's the heartland of our business."

Mr Walton is aware that times are tough for business in Biloela, a region that has been severely impacted by drought.

"We see out there in the market, sometimes the pricing isn't that great," Mr Walton said.

"We're a rugged business, ready to take the highs and the lows.

"We're the shop where people will go when times are tough and when the town thrives."

Mr Walton recently closed his three Brad's Bargain Box outlets before connecting with company shareholder Solly Stanton in a bid to revive Crazy Clarks.

"We had to reinvent the wheel of the discount variety," Mr Walton said.

"I got in contact with Solly to bring back Silly Solly's and Crazy Clarks because these are iconic brands too good for people just to forget about them.

"We feel they can be just as strong as they were back in the 90s."

The store will be located at 17 Callide Street with an opening date to be confirmed soon.

Mr Walton said they're about 10 in-store positions to fill initially with junior roles through to management available.

Applications should be forwarded to Biloela@crazyclarks.net


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