Kaufland news

08 February 2018
Jobs adverts show that Kaufland is building its resource in Australia, with new commercial team roles being advertised. Head of roles will be able to shape their own departments The new roles advertised include heads of purchasing for produce, fresh food and non-perishable food, plus a store planner and head of marketing. The adverts mark a significant step on in Kaufland's planning for an ...
14 December 2017
Kaufland will be stopping its online grocery service in Germany. Concerns over profitability Having launched its grocery online site in Germany in 2016, Kaufland has announced it will be withdrawing the service, following concerns around costs and the lack of potential for future profitability. The service is currently offered in Berlin and there were plans to extend it to Hamburg. However,...
04 December 2017
We bring you the latest developments from Kaufland around the globe. Second store confirmed in Australia Having invested in its first site in Adelaide, Kaufland has purchased a second site in Melbourne as it prepares for entry into Australia. Kaufland will be a unique offer in the Australian market, with stores around five times bigger than leading retailers Woolworths and Coles. This is th...
16 November 2017
The Competition Council in Romania will add an additional criterion when assessing retailer mergers or acquisitions. We look at what impact this change in regulation could have on Romania’s grocery retail market. Competition council reduces geographic area of assessment Romania’s competition council will consider the number of stores within each unit’s catchment area whenever retailers l...
26 October 2017
Kaufland has announced it will be pausing its online expansion in Germany. Service remaining in Berlin The online service was launched in Berlin a year ago and was set to be rolled out to Hamburg, however this has been put on hold with no date released. With Amazon Fresh announcing in September 2016 that it would be entering Berlin, Potsdam and Hamburg, Kaufland had planned to compete in th...
17 October 2017
Kaufland continues to accelerate its entry into Australia, advertising new vacancies as it looks to build its team. Property and business intelligence are top priorities The new roles advertised include state-based property development roles, across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia, as well as a Head of Business Intelligence. The retailer is looking for both graduat...
09 October 2017
German discount retailer, Kaufland, is preparing to open its first store in Australia. Price and competition... Kaufland has reportedly bought a site, approximately 3km south of Adelaide's central business district in Forestville for AUD25mn (US$19.3mn), to build its first store in Australia. Its new flagship store will cover up to 20,000 sq. m retail space and will stock around 60,000 SKUs...
10 August 2017
We report on the latest developments at Kaufland as it unveils a store refurbishment programme in Germany and Romania. We also share how the retailer is introducing food courts in Romania and Poland, as well as highlighting other enhancements to its Romanian operations. Kaufland to invest EUR 1bn in refurbishment programme in Germany Kaufland announced earlier in 2017 that it will invest ...
19 May 2017
Schwarz Group has reported net sales of EUR90.2 bn for the 2016 financial year which ended 28 February 2017, up 5.2%. Even though the Group reported slower growth than in the previous two years when its sales grew between 7% and 9% annually, we consider a 5.2% revenue growth as a strong performance. Lidl outperformed Kaufland in Germany Although Lidl does not publish its profit, ba...
10 March 2017
The German retailer, part of Schwarz Group, has confirmed its intension to enter Australia with the launch of a new website, the recruitment of personnel and has started to actively seek new store locations. Melbourne is retailers new HQ In November last year, Kaufland announced that it was actively conducting a feasibility study for entry into the Australian market. However, the retailer a...