HISTORY

MAXIMA’s history began well before the MAXIMA brand was created and used.

1992

Two years after re-establishing the independant state. The shelves in the shops are empty. Is it a niche for business? A group of like-minded students open the first three grocery stores and start retail trade business.

1994

VILNIAUS PREKYBA, a new type of stores is established according to a unified standard and is presented to the customers. The customers vote with their wallets; and the competitors start listening.

1998

Modern store chain of MINIMA, MEDIA, and MAXIMA is established with stores classified and named according to their size. It is considered an official year of birth of MAXIMA brand.

2000

It is too cramped in Lithuania and the expansion to foreign countries begins. The first stores in Latvia and Estonia are opened, and later, in 2005, in Bulgaria as well. Lithuanian company becomes an international company.

2002

A shopping and entertainment centre AKROPOLIS with the biggest MAXIMA store is opened in Vilnius. The shopping centre is transformed into a space where one could not only shop, but also comfortably handle domestic needs, socialise, be enternained, exercise, have a rest, and spend the leisure time.

2005

It is decided to rename all the company‘s stores in Baltics in one name MAXIMA. The size of store is defined by adding a symbol X: MAXIMA X is a small shop near your home, MAXIMA XX is a medium-sized shop and MAXIMA XXX is a large store.

2007

MAXIMA GRUPĖ is established in order to centralize and effectively manage retail trade business in Lithuania and foreign countries. It continues the consistent business development in the Baltic countries and Bulgaria. Later, in 2010, the companies of MAXIMA group start using the franchise.

2012

MAXIMA group expands its geographic reach. The supermarket chain ALDIK is acquired in Poland. The company celebrates twenty years in business.

 

Today, MAXIMA has become the largest Lithuanian-capital company in the Baltic states and an international company that operates in five countries; meanwhile, its companies in Lithuania and Latvia have become the countries’ largest employer and one of the largest taxpayers.

 
     
  Shopping centre in 1996
(V.Krėvės g. 14B, Kaunas, Lithuania)
  Shopping centre in 2004
(V.Krėvės g. 14B, Kaunas, Lithuania)
  Shopping centre in 2013
(V.Krėvės g. 14B, Kaunas, Lithuania)