• Kaufland has confirmed it is opening in Australia.
    Kaufland has confirmed it is opening in Australia.
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German grocery superstore giant Kaufland is reportedly looking for land and staff in Australia.

The retail chain is looking for big lots of land of up to 20,000 square metres, a property developer, an architectural planner, a letting manager and an administrator/assistant, all of which will be based in Melbourne, according to Fairfax Media.

“Kaufland is coming to Australia and is looking for talented, friendly and ambitious people to grow with us,” the retailer's Australian website says.

“Kaufland has an ambitious Australian investment and development programme. Therefore we are always looking to purchase suitable and appropriate sites. We look forward to hearing from you or appreciate any information on prospective sellers.”

Kaufland is a subsidiary of the Schwarz Group, which is the world's fourth largest retailer, operating more than 1,230 stores in Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Slovakia.

The Schwarz Group also owns Aldi competitor, the discount supermarket chain Lidl, which was speculated to be eyeing Australia last year.

Kaufland traditionally stocks up to 60,000 product lines, significantly more than a typical Aldi, Woolworths or Coles supermarket, according to Fairfax Media.