Super store could ‘destroy’ gateway

Mornington Peninsula News | Monday 5 November 2018

A HUGE multi-national supermarket outside the existing commercial zone in Mornington would “destroy the prominent entry gateway to [Mornington]”.

The warning comes from Mornington Peninsula Shire Council as it ramps up its criticism of the proposed Kaufland super store on the corner of Nepean Highway and Oakbank Road.

The council has been sidelined by Planning Minister Richard Wynne who has appointed an advisory committee to assess the planning application.

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Retailers furious over plans for Kaufland at Bata site, Mornington

Herald Sun | Monday 5 November 2018

RETAILERS have railed against a plan by multinational monolith Kaufland to set up shop in the Mornington area.

They say the German juggernaut is riding roughshod over planning laws and getting “a free kick” into the local market.

State Planning Minister Richard Wynne has appointed a committee to look at proposals by the chain for sites in Mornington and other areas including Dandenong.

Kaufland stores will have an in-house bakery, deli, butchery, cafe as well as a conventional grocery and Kmart styled department section and be up to 20,000sq m in size.

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Will Kaufland “destroy” small business? Retailers voice concern about “special treatment” in planning process

Smart Company | Monday 5 November 2018

German-owned "hypermarket" Kaufland is launching in Australia.

A group of independent retailers are stepping up pressure on international supermarket Kaufland over its plans to set up shop in their local areas, complaining the giant is getting special treatment from the Victorian government.

Three weeks out from the Victorian state election, a decision by Minister for Planning Richard Wynne to appoint a committee to oversee the planning approval process for Kaufland is coming under scrutiny.

The ‘Save our Shops’ campaign, which brings together a group of independent supermarkets and the Master Grocers Association (MGA), believes the German giant will “destroy small business” and is skirting proper process by appealing to the state government for approvals, rather than local councils.

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Industry group steps up campaign against Kaufland

Inside Retail | Monday 5 November 2018

An industry group made up of FoodWorks, IGA, Friendly Grocer and more are stepping up a campaign in protest at the arrival of German hypermarket, Kaufland, to Australia.

Jos de Bruin, CEO Master Grocers Association, who is involved with the Save Our Shops campaign said that the retailer poses a “major risk to any family enterprise and private business”.

De Bruin told Inside FMCGthat the Save Our Shops campaigners are frustrated because the consortium went straight to the Minister for Planning instead of the usual process of going through councils.

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Industry group steps up campaign against Kaufland

Inside FMCG | Friday 2 November 2018

An industry group made up of FoodWorks, IGA, Friendly Grocer and more are stepping up a campaign in protest at the arrival of German hypermarket, Kaufland, to Australia.

Jos de Bruin, CEO Master Grocers Association, who is involved with the Save Our Shops campaign said that the retailer poses a “major risk to any family enterprise and private business”.

There are six sites in Victoria that have been earmarked for the German retailer. The first two hypermarkets are expected to open in Australia in fiscal 2019 with plans for 32 stores by 2023.

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Make supermarket giant ‘compete fairly’

Mornington Peninsula News | Monday 29 October 2018

Big impact: Rod Allen gets his message about Kaufland across. Picture: Yanni

THE state government is handing the German supermarket chain Kaufland an “unfair advantage over local shops by going around local government planning processes”, a rival operator has claimed.

Co-owner of Mt Martha SUPA IGA for 30 years Rod Allen – who is president of the MGA Independent Retailers – said the retail giant had “completely bypassed six local councils and communities and had taken its proposal to re-zone land direct to the state government by lobbying planning minister Richard Wynne”. The MGA is a national retailer association whose 2700 members include independent supermarkets and stand-alone liquor stores across Australia.

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Dandenong retailers rally against Kaufland plans

Herald Sun | Monday 29 October 2018

RETAILERS have railed against a plan by multinational monolith Kaufland to set up shop in the Dandenong area.

They say the German juggernaut is riding roughshod over planning laws and getting “a free kick” into the local market.

State Planning Minister Richard Wynne has appointed a committee to look at proposals by the chain for sites in Dandenong, Mornington, Oakleigh South, Chirnside Park, Epping and Coolaroo.

But local independent store owners such as FoodWorks, IGA and Friendly Grocers have set up a campaign, Save our Shops, to try and stop the company from setting up a megastore at on the corner of Princes Hwy and Gladstone Rd.

Ben Adili from Dandenong IGA and Mina Dawood from Amalia Europe Cheese Cafe Deli are fighting the possible arrival of supermarket giant Kaufland to the area. Picture: Penny Stephens

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Small army takes on Kaufland giant

Star Journal | Friday 26 October 2018

Local retailers Ming Suy, Carlos Aboujaber, Greater Dandenong councillor Jim Memeti, Ferdi Tairi, Terry Tairovski, Ben Adili and Vass Adili at the proposed Kaufland site.186750_01 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

 

By Cam Lucadou-Wells

Small retailers and Greater Dandenong Council are lining up to oppose a multinational Kaufland supermarket proposed in Dandenong.

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Independent supermarkets have launched a ‘Save Our Shops’ campaign.

7 News | Thursday 11 October 2018

Independent supermarkets have launched a "Save Our Shops" campaign. They claim the state government is helping huge overseas rival Kaufland sign their death warrant.

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A battle with one of the biggest retailers in the world

Ten News | Thursday 11 October 2018

Local supermarket operators are preparing to do battle with one of the biggest retailers in the world. Multinational chain Kaufland is setting up shop here, but there are claims it's getting special treatment.

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