All Stories Tagged With Maxima

Nerijus Numavičius | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

A Lithuanian has made it to the Forbes list of world’s richest people 0

For the first time ever, a Lithuanian has made it to ‘The Richest People On The Planet 2014’ list, which is traditionally published by ‘Forbes’ magazine every year, reports The wealth of a Lithuanian businessman, Nerijus Numavivičius, was estimated to reach one billion US dollars. In …

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Preisdent Grybauskaitė in Riga |  Photo courtesy of © 2014 Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania

Grybauskaitė: Maxima should have shown consideration right after tragedy in Riga 0

BNS The Baltic grocery chain Maxima should have shown sensitivity right after the deadly roof collapse at one of its supermarkets in Riga last November, Lithuania’s President said yesterday in Riga. Dalia Grybauskaitė, who visited the site of the tragedy on Friday, said she was …

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Why do Lithuanians not defend Maxima against Latvians? 0

The collapse of the Lithuanian-owned Maxima shopping centre cost 54 lives. Having got over the shock, the Latvians immediately started looking for the guilty ones, reported  last week. The politicians solidly encourage each other to boycott Maxima. According to the TV programme ‘Savaitės Komentarai’ …

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Ramūnas Bogdanas | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Opinion: Maxima – above all? 0

The Lithuania Tribune presents an opinion article by journalist Ramūnas Bogdanas, in which he overviews the reaction of Maxima’s owners to the tragedy in Riga as well as the popular perception of the company’s labour ethics policy, as published on A billionaire and a …

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Dalia Grybauskaitė | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Grybauskaitė: Maxima’s reaction is long overdue 0

The actions of Lithuania-based company ‘Maxima’ that followed the tragedy in Riga’s supermarket were long overdue, said Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė, reports The Baltic Course, referring to the news agency ELTA. “Well, the actions, the reaction of Maxima, as we all can see, are long …

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Grybauskaitė expects Lithuania to learn from Riga’s supermarket tragedy 0

BNS President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Tuesday that she hoped that Lithuania would learn a lesson from the roof collapse at a supermarket in Riga, which claimed more than 50 lives, and that care should be taken about the safety of all buildings, not only …

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Search and rescue operation came to an end in Riga’s collapsed Maxima 0

The State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia announced yesterday at 15.40 that it has completed the search and rescue operation in the Zolitude Maxima supermarket in Riga, writes The Baltic Course with reference to the news agency LETA. The Service informed that its personnel …

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Latvia to observe three-day mourning 0

November 23, 24 and 25 will be national days of mourning in Latvia, the government decided at an emergency meeting yesterday, The Baltic Course writes with reference to the news agency LETA. National flags with black ribbons will fly half-mast for three days everywhere in …

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Lithuania intends to announce national mourning over the tragedy in Riga 0

Lithuanian intends to announce a day of national mourning over the tragedy that occurred in Riga, when the roof of Maxima supermarket collapsed and 47 people died, including three rescuers, writes with reference to the news agency BNS. The government plans to announce its …

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Latvian Ambassador to Lithuania, Martinš Virsis | DELFI, Photo by T. Vinickas

Latvian Ambassador: Riga supermarket collapse second after Estonia ferry disaster 0

BNS The supermarket roof collapse in Riga, which claimed a few dozen lives, is the second painful event for Latvia after the Estonia ferry disaster, Latvia’s Ambassador in Vilnius Martins Virsis says. “It is a very difficult situation for us. It seems to me that …

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The roof of Maxima supermarket collapsed in Riga 0

Dozens of people were injured and 25 killed as shopping mall Maxima roof collapsed on Priedaines Street in Riga’s Zolitude neighbourhood on Thursday evening, The Baltic Course informs, referring to the news agency  LETA. At around 7 p.m., there were seventeen ambulances working at the …

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Nerijus Numavičius | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Maxima supermarket’s key shareholder worth over one billion euros 0

Nerijus Numavičius, the largest shareholder of ‘Vilniaus Prekyba Group’, remains the richest person in Lithuania with assets worth 3.6 billion litas (EUR 1.04 billion), according to a list of the country’s wealthiest people published by ‘Veidas’ magazine, reported The Baltic Business News. Numavičius is unlikely …

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Rimi, Maxima remove suspected Latvian canned meat from shelves

Rimi, Maxima remove suspected Latvian canned meat from shelves 0

Two large grocery chains Rimi and Maxima in Estonia have removed cans made in Latvia that are suspected to contain horsemeat, according to Äripäev, cited by The products removed from sale are the Old Farmer line of meat cans. The results should be known …

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Maxima revenue grows on overseas rises

Maxima revenue grows on overseas rises 0

Lithuania-based retailer Maxima has reported revenue of LTL8.2 billion (USD3.1 billion) for the financial year 2012, up 5.8% in comparison to the same period last year. Growth in turnover was driven by development of the network in Estonia and Latvia and the acquisition of the …

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Maxima bypassed Rimi in Latvia

Maxima bypassed Rimi in Latvia 0

2011 saw a change of retail leader in Latvia — Lithuanian  supermarket network Maxima bypassed Rimi by turnover in this country, reported on 21 February with reference to “Dienas bizness”. It is estimated that company’s “Maxima Latvia” turnover in 2011 was 399 million Lats (1.971 billion LTL). Comparing to 2010, …

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Maxima group to buy Polish retail chain Aldik Nova 0

Lithuanian retail chain Maxima received permission to start its expansion into Poland’s retail market.  The Baltic giant , who already operates some 459 retail supermarkets in the Baltic States and Bulgaria has received approval from Poland’s anti-monopoly watchdog, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, …

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Lithuanians are tired of saving 0

This year’s Christmas trade turnover has exceeded all expectations. Some people believe that buyers opened their wallets a bit more, because they’ve gotten used to the crisis by now and others believe that people are simply tired of saving money. However, large trade centers report …

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Maxima Group to acquire Polish Aldik Nova 1

Maxima Grupe (Maxima Group) the Baltic States largest retail trade company is planning to acquire Poland’s retail chain Aldik Nova which runs 24 shops, reported on 2 December.  According to the portal Maxima Grupe has already applied to Poland’s competition panel for permission to …

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The two sides of Rolandas Paksas’s story, by Medelinskas

The two sides of Rolandas Paksas’s story, by Medelinskas 0

About six months ago, the Strasbourg Court made a resolution regarding the case of the former President Paksas but only recently has the Lithuanian Government submitted a proposition to actually deal with the legal issue. And as always, as soon as something concerning Paksas is …

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Lithuanian Altruists – Serving the Interests of Latvia, Opinion 0

It is worth recalling at least two important things while listening to the criticism raised against the energy policy of Andrius Kubilius’ Government as it from the lips of the political opposition and while awaiting the results of the pending interpellation to the Minister of …

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