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Food retailers unite to rein in giant Kaufland

Publicly listed grocery wholesaler Metcash is attempting to stall the market entry of a new player in the local supermarket sector, the German discount retailer Kaufland. Metcash is backing a campaign by its independent supermarket customers in the FoodWorks and IGA banner groups to stop the rezoning of large sites that do not currently permit retail uses, which Kaufland has identified as locations for its hypermarts. The campaign is also backed by the Master Grocers Association, which clai