Kaufland news

19 July 2018
Kaufland Slovakia is testing a happy-hour discount scheme, and Kaufland Poland rolls out an apparel private label for children. Kaufland Slovakia discount in evening shopping… Kaufland Slovakia is testing a discount scheme that takes place between 17:00 and 21:00 and Monday to Wednesday. The scheme offers shoppers 10% discount on their whole shopping but excluding tobacco products. …to i...
16 July 2018
Kaufland Slovakia launched a locally sourced private label range under the name ‘Z lásky k tradícii’ (From love to tradition). Kaufland Slovakia’s spokesperson, Lucia Langová, said that ‘the project was to mimic the Romanian concept ' K-Vreau din România ' that was launched November 2017. 'Z lásky k tradícii’ is local and quality The ‘Z lásky k tradícii’ range obtains traditional Slovak...
10 July 2018
Single-use plastics is a growing concern in the grocery retail industry due to its environmental impact. We are seeing increased activity in the retail and FMCG sector to reduce single-use plastics in-stores, and Kaufland is one of the latest retailers to make such a commitment.   Kaufland announces strategy to reduce plastics by 2025 Kaufland alongside its sister company, Lidl, launch...
04 June 2018
Reports in Australia suggest that Kaufland has now secured five sites to build stores, across both Melbourne and Adelaide. Four locations in Melbourne and one in Adelaide The german retailer secured a site in the Adelaide suburb of Forestville last October, where it has submitted plans for a two level development. Before going on to secure a former Bunnings Warehouse in Melbourne's Dandenon...
04 May 2018
Schwarz Group has reported a strong sales grow of 7.4% to EUR96.9 bn in the financial year 2017/2018 driven by the performance of Lidl. Lidl’s revenue grew by 8.8% to EUR74.6 bn, while Kaufland’s sales grew by 3.0% to EUR22.3 bn. The Group has continued its steady store opening plan with 276 new outlets and closed the year with 11,730 stores. In Germany, Lidl operated 3,200 stores and Kaufland...
28 March 2018
Kaufland adds a new private label range in Germany to differentiate its price offer from discounters and supermarket retailers. It also added a pop-up restaurant in Romania to attract young shoppers and engage them with fresh food and cooking. The retailer also invested in an automated warehouse in Poland to reduce the growing pressures on its distribution network. Kaufland adds ‘Favourite’ p...
27 February 2018
Kaufland has appointed Mark Hewlett as its new COO for Australia. Strong CV with new business development Mark Hewlett brings significant discount and Australian retail experience to the new role. Having worked for both Lidl and then Aldi in operations, property, logistics and commercial roles in the UK, Hewlett moved to Australia in 2012 to work for Woolworths. At Woolworths he was respons...
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...