Aldi rival Kaufland has been given the green light to build two superstores in Melbourne in addition to the three stores already approved.
Kaufland, which announced a $459 million investment in Australia earlier this year, has been given approval to open stores in Oakleigh South and Coolaroo.
The supermarket rival has approval to open stores in Dandenong, Chirnside Park and Epping, and has lodged applications to open another nine supermarkets in Highton, Braybrook, Coburg North, South Morang, Narre Warren, Lyndhurst, Pakenham, Warrnambool and Kennington.
The Oakleigh South site will become the company’s headquarters, but it will still be another two to three years before the stores open.
All up, the German giant intends to open a total of 14 stores in Victoria, including its 110,000-square metre distribution centre, the Age reported.
Kaufland has been on a hiring spree for its distribution centre, which it estimated would require 1,600 workers.
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