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PHOTO: German Supermarket giant Aldi is a major player in Australia with more than 570 stores that employ more than 13,500 people. FILE

According to NZHERALD International grocery giant Aldi is eyeing up New Zealand in a move that could shake up the tightly-held supermarket sector.

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Acting Prime Minister Grant Robertson confirmed today that the German-owned chain was “one of the players” interested in the New Zealand market.

Questioned on RNZ about which supermarkets were in talks with the Government, Robertson said there were some “in the Australian market people can take a look at”.

Asked if Aldi was one Robertson said: “Aldi is one of the players but I am not going to announce things to people today.”

If true, Aldi would join American giant Costco in ending the current supermarket duopoly, bringing competition and giving consumers more choice.

Supermarket giant Aldi has more than 5600 stores worldwide (including this one in Wales) and is eyeing up New Zealand as a new location. Photo / Supplied
Supermarket giant Aldi has more than 5600 stores worldwide (including this one in Wales) and is eyeing up New Zealand as a new location. Photo / Supplied

Aldi is popular in Australia with more than 570 stores that employ more than 13,500 people. It claims to save families who switch to its supermarket $2400 a year.

A “Bring Aldi to New Zealand” Facebook page has around 1500 members and regular posts calling for the giant to open here.

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