About Kaufland 

Kaufland is a leading grocery chain from Europe and is a subsidiary of the Schwarz Group, the world's fourth largest retailer. From our humble beginnings in Germany in 1984, we have grown to now operate almost 1,300 stores with 78,000 employees across seven European countries.

Our stores are full service supermarkets that offer a wide range of products across all price categories – from premium to budget. We pride ourselves on offering a one-stop-shop meeting place that covers people’s everyday needs. Not only does this mean we aim to provide the widest variety of local, regional and international produce and products, but our stores also include mixed retail space that can be used by other businesses. Kaufland is built on the pillars of simplicity, quality, variety and price.

With our Australian headquarters based in Melbourne and State offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide, we are well positioned for growth and establishing high performing teams to deliver stores that offer a wide range of competitively priced fresh, grocery and non-food items.

Company History


Kaufland 2011

Kaufland reached the 1,000 store mark.  


Kaufland Bio

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


Kaufland 1998

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


Kaufland 1990

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


Kaufland 1984

The first hypermarket called „Kaufland“ opened in Neckarsulm.


Kaufland 1968

The first store opened in Backnang.


Kaufland 1960

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


Josef Schwarz

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 17,000 m² 
  • Preferred size 20,000 m² - 30,000 m²

Car Parks

  • Approx. 400 Car Parks
  • Car Park size - 2.70 m x 5.20 m


Contact: realestate@kaufland.com.au




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

Our recent arrival in Australia means great career opportunities and tremendous scope for growth in an exciting startup atmosphere await you. 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.

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