One of the world’s largest retailers, Kaufland, has broken ground to commence construction of its first South Australian supermarket in Prospect, their first outside of Europe. It is one of three stores it will be building in Australia.
With an investment of $24 Million, Kaufland’s store in Prospect is predicted to generate 150 jobs throughout its construction phase, and an additional 100 new jobs once operational. It will also be one of two stores in Australia that will initially operate as a testing facility.
“We would like to thank everyone who has helped us achieve this incredible milestone. Kaufland Australia is proud to call Prospect home. To be building one of our first stores in Australia, here in Prospect, reflects our passion and desire to grow with this incredible State,” Julia Kern, Kaufland Australia Managing Director said.
Kaufland Australia has also received planning approval for the previous Le Cornu site in Forestville, South Australia, and have an additional site in Paradise submitted for Development Approval.
“We look forward to generating local jobs, creating opportunities for businesses and suppliers, and continuing to grow organically in the community as a result of our long-term investment in South Australia” Julia said.
“South Australia is home to amazing produce, and we are looking forward to showcasing some of the world-class produce as a part of our range. So far, we have had great conversations with local suppliers, and we look forward to continuing to partner with local businesses wherever possible,” she concluded.
Kaufland Australia has also received approval for five stores in Victoria, as well as its Australian Distribution Centre.