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Mira shopping center, Munich. /// credit: Marcus Buck
Mira shopping center, Munich. /// credit: Marcus Buck

Kaufland comes to Munich’s Mira shopping center

With the opening of the new Kaufland store, the revitalization of the shopping center is largely complete.

This Thursday saw the opening of the new Kaufland store in Munich’s Nordhaide district. With a sales area of around 3,300 sq m, the modern consumer market complements the range of products on offer at the Mira shopping center. This has created around 80 jobs for employees from Munich and the surrounding area. From now on, they will ensure that customers can always help themselves to an extensive range of groceries and a variety of products for their daily needs. The focus is clearly on the fresh food departments of dairy products, fruit and vegetables, as well as appealing service counters for sausages, cheese and antipasti.

“We are very proud to be able to open our new store and now be there for our customers in Munich Nordhaide. We look forward to welcoming them here,” says store manager Ivonne Schlodder.

The Mira shopping center was built in 2008 but has undergone extensive refurbishment in recent years. With the opening of the new Kaufland store as the largest rental unit, the revitalization of the center is largely complete. In addition to closing the center’s atrium, the renovation included the installation of new conveyor technology.

As was the case with the landlord’s remodeling, special attention was paid to the use of energy-saving and climate-friendly technology, such as energy-efficient refrigerated display cases and LED lighting, when furnishing the Kaufland store. The store impresses with its new and high-quality appearance. Modern colors combined with light wood and the new lighting concept create a pleasant atmosphere. A clear customer guidance system ensures optimum orientation. Attractive offices and social rooms have also been created for the employees.

A new moving walkway on the first floor provides convenient access to the store on the second floor. Customers can also use two new elevators from parking levels P1 and P2 directly to the sales area. 

The product range comprises over 30,000 articles. The selection ranges from branded articles, private labels, organic and fair trade products, vegetarian and vegan products to lactose-free and gluten-free articles. Strengthening regionality is also an important concern for Kaufland. The assortment selection focuses on products from suppliers in the region.

The service counters offer a wide variety of German and international specialties. A bakery store provides a large selection of fresh bread and baked goods. The approximately 80 items are baked several times a day directly on site.

Also, customers now can save time at the self-service checkouts, or SB checkouts for short, especially for smaller purchases. To leave, the barcode on the receipt is scanned at the exit barrier and the door opens. In the self-service checkout area, a Kaufland employee is always on hand to help customers.