Kaufland / Schwarz Gruppe
Kaufland is a German hypermarket chain, part of the Schwarz Gruppe which also owns Lidl and Handelshof. It opened its first store in 1984 in Neckarsulm and quickly expanded to become a leader in what was formerly West Germany. The chain operates over 1,000 stores in Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia. Currently Kaufland thru Globalsys EAI/EDI protocol exchange business data with Markant AG the largest trading and service cooperation in Europe's food and non-food sectors.