About Kaufland

Headquarted in Neckarsulm Germany, Kaufland is a subsidiary of the Schwarz Group, the world's fourth largest retailer. As a grocery chain, we are committed to our customers who will have access to a wide range of reasonably priced produce. We can stock up to 60,000 product lines, some of which are our own attractive K-Classic brands. We operate more than 1,230 stores in Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Slovakia with more than 150,000 employees across Europe.

We are a growth-oriented corporation continually assessing our expansion possibilities in existing and potential markets. With this in mind, we are currently conducting a feasibility study by analysing the Australian market.


Company History



Kaufland launches its first online home delivery service in Berlin and plans to extend its delivery service to other regions in Germany.



Kaufland reached the 1,000 store mark.



By introducing our own organic house brand "K-Bio", Kaufland is focusing more on its own house range strategy.



In 1998 Kaufland opened its first store in the Czech Republic. By 2006 Kaufland stores were already represented in five additional countries.



After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Kaufland‘s most extensive expansion started in the provinces of Eastern Germany.



The first hypermarket called „Kaufland“ opened in Neckarsulm.



The first store opened in Backnang.



Lidl & Schwarz opened the first wholesale store in Heilbronn called „Handels- und Fruchthof Heilbronn GmbH“.



Josef Schwarz's Company and A. Lidl's Company decided to merge. Hence they started to trade as Lidl & Schwarz KG. The Lidl & Schwarz KG was specialising in colonial goods, general merchandise and tropical fruits. Whilst taking a considerable knock during World War II, the company was rebuilt once the war had ended. Since its humble beginnings, the Schwarz company has grown to become one of the largest retailers in Europe.

Location profile


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.

Plot Requirements

  • Size minimum 10,000 m² 
  • Preferred size 15,000 m² - 20,000 m²

Parking Spaces

  • Approx. 200 - 300 parking spaces
  • Parking space size - 2.70 m x 5.20 m


Contact: realestate@kaufland.com.au



Kaufland is coming to Australia and is looking for talented, friendly and ambitious people to grow with us. As one of Europe's largest grocery retailers, we are offering a unique shopping experience by bringing our values to life and making "the difference" in the lives of our customers. Kaufland is operating in seven countries across Europe with more than 150,000 employees.  

We are offering great career opportunities and tremendous scope for growth for employees in an exiting startup atmosphere. If you are a dynamic individual wanting to work in a team-oriented environment where opportunities are offered, skills are stretched and excellence is rewarded, you might be exactly what we’re looking for. Join our team and grow with Kaufland.

At the moment we are looking for the following positions:


    There are no vacancies presently. Please check back soon for updates.


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