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Aldi ups ante on Coles, Woolworths by sweetening leave benefits

It’s not just shoppers discount supermarket chain Aldi wants to poach from Coles and Woolworths.

The German retail giant is attempting to lure senior managerial staff to newly created store manager and assistant store manager positions by offering five weeks annual leave, which is one week more than standard employment conditions.

In its pitch to attract store managers and assistant store managers as part of its AUD450 million (USD325.8m) expansion in to Perth, Aldi is touting its attractive annual leave benefits, available to full time staff, as well as promising salaries it argues are "above industry standards". It is part of a major recruitment drive by the retailer, which wants to employ 400 people to underpin its West Australian operations that are due to open next year.