MAXIMA GRUPĖ owned MAXIMA Eesti becomes the first retail chain in Estonia to open a store online

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2015-3-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — MAXIMA Eesti owned by MAXIMA GRUPĖ became the first retail chain in Estonia to open a store online. Residents of Tallinn and its surroundings are now able to buy more than 6000 different types of everyday food and drinks, vegetables, fruits, perishable and frozen products.

MAXIMA was also the first to offer online shopping possibilities to residents of other Baltic States – in Lithuania online shop was launched in 2011, in Latvia – in 2012.

“We carefully observe customers’ needs and try to use our best experience in other countries where our companies operate. The project of online shopping is one of the examples, when the project, created in Lithuania, was moved to Latvia and, finally, developed in Estonia”, – says General Director of MAXIMA GRUPĖ Neringa Janavičiūtė.

The new E-MAXIMA in Estonia is available since the beginning of February. The most demanded its products turn to be water, diapers and milk products. Prices online are the same as in MAXIMA shopping centers. Besides to this, customers can also use the same discounts as in the stores.

The first E-MAXIMA store was opened in Vilnius, Lithuania, in February 2011. Last March, it was replaced by the new online shop BARBORA, set up by the shareholders, according to a bilateral strategic partnership with MAXIMA LT. Meanwhile, E-MAXIMA was launched in March 2012 in Riga, Latvia. It is currently the only grocery store on the Internet in this country.

MAXIMA GRUPĖ is a holding company, established in 2007, that controls retail stores in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, and Bulgaria. It operates 519 stores MAXIMA X, MAXIMA XX, MAXIMA XXX, ALDIK and T-MARKET: 228 of them are located in Lithuania, 147 in Latvia, 73 in Estonia, 44 in Bulgaria and 27 in Poland.

Additional information:
Giedrius Juozapavičius,
Head of Corporate Affairs
MAXIMA GRUPĖ, UAB
Tel.: +370 659 15118
Email:  giedrius.juozapavicius@maximagrupe.eu
www.maximagrupe.eu

Maxima Eesti owned by MAXIMA GRUPE starts construction of new logistics centre in Harjumma County in Estonia

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2014-10-1— /EPR Retail News/ — Maxima Eesti owned by MAXIMA GRUPE started the construction of a new logistics centre in Harjumma County in Estonia. The total area of the centre, the warehouse and the office will be about 45 thousand square meters and will cost over LTL 100 million. About 350 vacancies will be offered after the construction  is complete in the end of  2015.  On Friday the time capsule was buried at the construction site by Manager of Maxima Eesti Vaidotas Pacesa, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Urve Palo and representatives of Rae municipality and the building company.

‘The business logic and business development in Estonia during the last years became the result of the decision to build a new logistics centre. Until now the part of the storage services in Estonia were bought from local companies and the remaining goods were delivered from Lithuania and Latvia. The new  logistics center will lead to more efficient business development and a faster goods delivery to Maxima stores in Estonia, thus ensuring even greater freshness and quality of the products,’  said MAXIMA GRUPE General Director Neringa Janavičiute.

The new logistics center will be located next to Tallinn bypass road. The location is very convenient for both:  goods delivery by the partners and goods distribution to the stores across the country. ‘We are very pleased that the government, local authorities and business co-operate in the project of this scale developing the surrounding infrastructure and totally reconstructing Tallinn bypass road,’ said Maxima Eesti Managing Director Vaidotas Pacesa. According to him, the company will invest more than LTL 1.7 million in the infrastructure of Rae municipality next to the future logistics center. Maxima also supports local social projects.

The new logistics center will become a central warehouse complex in the country, which will serve all Maxima stores in Estonia. The center will consist of dry and frozen food warehouses, including 13 platforms for acceptance of goods, which will be able to serve about 300 trucks a day. Modern solutions will be implemented in the object:  a special warehouse management system and a temperature controlled goods storage. This will be one of the largest logistics centers built in the country at the same time.

The new logistics center was designed by Nord Projekt As, the general contractor of the project is AS Ehitusfirma Rand  ja Tuulberg, author supervision is performed by As Telora-E. Currently there are 71 Maxima stores operating in Estonia and their number is going to be increased up to 73 by the end of the current year.

Retail companies operating in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Bulgaria controlled by MAXIMA GRUPE use their own and leased logistics centers. The warehouse area in Lithuania is over 100 thousand square meters, in Latvia – over than 60 thousand square meters. After this logistics project is implemented in Estonia, the warehouse area of the company in this country will increase to 45 thousand square meters.

MAXIMA GRUPE is a holding company set up in 2007, managing retail companies in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Bulgaria. In all the countries MAXIMA GRUPE operates 511 stores: Maxima X, Maxima XX, Maxima XXX, Aldik, T-Market. Lithuania operates 228 stores, Latvia – 145, Estonia – 71, Bulgaria – 42, Poland – 25.  In 2013 the turnover of consolidated MAXIMA GRUPE was LTL 8.699 billion excluding VAT.