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History

 
Maxima operations in Latvia can be traced back to 2001. Over the years our company has become one of the leading retail chains in the country and the largest company in the Baltics, and without doubt there have been as many victories, as challenges and losses in our way. In order for the company's operations and its history to be fully transparent to all the stakeholders (clients, partners, etc.), we have created a more detailed story about "Maxima". The story includes facts and opinions about the time starting from the origins of "Maxima" in Lithuania, right until it became the largest company in the Baltics. This material is a great information source for everyone, who is interested in how "Maxima" was created, as well as wants to find out its values and development over the course of 20 years. Get to know the story HERE.

“Maxima Latvija” is one of the leading retail chains in Latvia. We are the largest private employer in the country and one of the largest tax payers in Latvia. The company is part of the “Maxima Grupe” holding company that is the largest retail store chain and employer in the Baltics that employs more than 30 000 employees in five countries – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Bulgaria. According to the data as of 31st of December, 2015 “Maxima Grupe” owns 535 shopping centres MAXIMA, T-MARKET and ALDIK. Furthermore, “Maxima Grupe” manages VILNIAUS PREKYBA Ltd. that also owns EUROAPOTHECA Ltd. and ERMITAŽAS Ltd. When developing businesses, MAXIMA group companies use the franchise awarded by FRANMAX Ltd. FRANMAX is a company whose main business niche is awarding franchises to retail store chains to strengthen the intellectual property of retailers and thus increase the competitiveness of the franchisee – company of the MAXIMA group.

More information about the “Maxima Grupe” here. “Maxima Grupe”
Accomplishments of 2015 and 2016 guidelines – LVENGRUS.

Our company's history dates back to 1992, when several shops with different names were opened in Vilnius. The first MAXIMA shop in Latvia was opened in 2001.
 

Mission, Vision, Values

 
All this time, our mission and goal has remained the same - we work hard to ensure that our customers can purchase the products they like conveniently, without overpaying. We believe that we are able to ease their daily worries and help them provide for their children.

We are very proud that, today, Maxima has its own private labels, offers customers the option of paying for different services in-store, and operates Latvia’s largest online grocery store: www.barbora.lv.

More than 300,000 people visit one of Maxima’s 168 Latvian stores every day.

 
Vision – The most appreciated retailer.

Mission – we responsibly create value by delivering the best prices, assortment and services to our customers.

Our values:
We work for the client:
Everyone is important:
United team:
Get things done:
 

Business line

 
An extensive network, high product quality, wide selection, low prices, convenient environment - these are the main qualities that shape the buyers' perception of a shop. In order to fulfill the different needs of different buyers, MAXIMA shops have several types: MAXIMA X, MAXIMA XX, MAXIMA XXX.

All of the shops have a certain standard and ensure that the whole range of products fits that standard. In that way buyers can easily find all they need without spending a lot of time.

The smallest of our shops are labelled with MAXIMA X and can be found close to living areas and offer a store, where you can find everything you need for your daily meals. MAXIMA XX is suitable for those buyers, who want to shop fast, but also like a wide range of products to choose from. MAXIMA XXX on the other hand are large and convenient shopping centres, which are located in strategically important points in the city. MAXIMA XXX shops offer a very large selection of products, low prices and high quality products and services. They are exclusive because they offer fresh meat and culinary sections, bakeries and smokeries, as well as special market areas next to the shop.
 

The Board

 
Since January 5, 2018, the company “Maxima Latvija” has an extended Board. Currently the Chief Executive Officer is the chairman of the company Viktors Troicins, Chief Corporate Officer Jānis Vanags, Chief Financial Officer Valdis Zeps and Chief People Officer Gunita Ķiesnere. 
 
Viktors Troicins joined the team of “Maxima Latvija” in April 2016, when he began to take up his duties as the Commercial Director of the company. He is responsible for the fields of procurement, marketing and business analytics. Previously he worked in the automotive industry for more than 12 years, he was the Director-General. Before that he was the Head of the Finance Department at “Domenikss”, which is the general representative of “Mercedes-Benz”. He also ran the Institute for Energy Design “a/s Siltumelektroprojekts” and worked in the auditing company “Deloitte & Touche Latvija”, “Baltijas Finanšu Partneri” and “Gutta”. He has acquired a Master’s degree in Business Administration at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Riga Aviation University (now – Transport and Telecommunication Institute).
 
 
Jānis Vanags joined the team of “Maxima Latvija” in January 2018 as a Corporate Manager. He is responsible for strengthening the company’s reputation, customer relationship and communication, management of effective internal processes and quality, as well as corporate internal security and risk management. He has over 10 years of experience in senior management positions, operating also as a corporate relations and crisis management consultant and trainer for leading international organizations and companies in Europe, Asia and Africa. He is a popular lecturer at universities and global conferences, from London to Hong Kong. Jānis Vanags is also an instructor of IATA (International Air Transport Association) and previously was the Vice President of Corporate Communications at the “airBaltic” airline.
 


 
Valdis Zeps joined the team of “Maxima Latvija” in  March 2019 as a Chief Financal Officer. He is overseeing the management of the business’ financial strategy, financial planning and analysis, as well as accounting and IT. Valdis Zeps has more than 10 years of experience in financial management and international business. Previously, Zeps worked for 11 years for Circle K, taking on various roles linked with financial management and spending the past six years in charge of the highest level of financial management and control at the business’ central European office in Oslo, Norway. Zeps received a Bachelor in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics, Riga.
 

Gunita Ķiesnere has joined "Maxima Latvija" team in november, 2019 as Chief People Officer and Board Member. Gunita Ķiesnere is responsible for developing and implementing the human resources strategy of Maxima, as well as strengthening employee motivation, engagement and well-being. Improvements in the work environment, the introduction of modern technology and ergonomically sound workplaces are initiatives that have already been implemented and appreciated by shop assistants in particular. Special consideration is also given to customised employment plans for each professional, including flexible work schedules to balance work with family life. Gunita Ķiesnere has over 20 years of experience in human resources and business management at such international companies as Fazer, Lindex, Rimi and Statoil. Ķiesnere holds an EMBA  degree from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga).
 

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Energy Policy


“Maxima Latvija” is aware that a reasonable and economical use of resources is an essential factor for the company’s sustained existence. The optimal use of different resources for the continuous improvement of energy efficiency is taken into account as an important part of the planning, business goals realization and evaluation processes.
 
“Maxima Latvija” has established an Energy Policy (EP) in order to coordinate the management principles of used resources (electricity, heat energy, etc.), responsibilities and relations to other processes.
 
It is part of the company’s energy management system, which determines, maintains and analyzes the company’s daily work with energy resources. Maintenance of the energy management system is carried out using the ISO 50001 Standard and the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU).
 
An important principle is that reducing the consumption of energy resources is not only a responsibility of individual departments or responsible employees, but it involves all employees in accordance with their duties and job specifics. In order to be competent and efficient, the company provides the necessary information and clarification.
 
In the context of the EP, each year in the process of planning and defining the business objectives we set the goals to be achieved and allocate adequate resources for the realization of these goals. At the same time, also the achievable parameters and their measurements are determined. Measurements are updated once a year, unless it is not otherwise specified in the specific field.


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