Kaufland set to open first store, suppliers told

Original article by Eli Greenblat
The Australian – Page: 19 : 30-Apr-18

Grocery suppliers have been advised by German supermarket operator Kaufland that it plans to open its first Australian stores by the end of 2018. Kaufland has been advertising for executives in the past few months, with former Metcash and Woolworths executive Mark Hewlett joining it as chief operating officer. Its latest advertisements have called for executives with experience in areas such as fashion, accessories and homewares, leading to suggestions that it might be trying to take customers from general merchandise stores such as Kmart, Target and Big W.

CORPORATES
KAUFLAND STIFTUNG & CO KG, METCASH LIMITED – ASX MTS, WOOLWORTHS GROUP LIMITED – ASX WOW, KMART AUSTRALIA LIMITED, TARGET AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, BIG W DISCOUNT STORES, COLES SUPERMARKETS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, ALDI STORES SUPERMARKETS PTY LTD, MORGAN STANLEY AUSTRALIA LIMITED, DAVID JONES LIMITED, MYER HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX MYR

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