Australia’s favourite supermarket, Aldi, has a new rival: Kaufland.
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The German giant is considering opening a store in the Sutherland Shire, mayor Carmelo Pesce told The Leader, with the company coming to the south-Sydney area to brief councillors.
"I got them in to brief all councillors because the site they are interested in would need to be rezoned," Pesce said.
"They are still negotiating with the land owner.
"I think they are making sure all the ducks are in a line before they submit anything formally."
While the site is yet to be confirmed, Kaufland said it is “exploring different possible sites” to service NSW customers.
What is Kaufland
Described as “Aldi on steroids”, Kaufland is considered a mix of supermarket and Kmart and most stores will be bigger than the average Bunnings.
It’s headquartered in Melbourne but has offices in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney.
According to Nine News, it plans to open 30 stores across the country, with stores in Dandenong, Chirnside Park, Oakleigh South, Coolaroo and Epping in Victoria confirmed, along with stores in Highton, Braybrook, Coburg North, South Morang, Narre Warren, Lyndhurst, Pakenham, Warrnambool and Kennington awaiting approval.
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