aA
The Rimi retail chain is set to launch its first e-store in Latvia later this fall and also plans to launch such stores in Lithuania and Estonia in the first half of this year.
Prekybos centras RIMI
Prekybos centras RIMI
© Bendrovės archyvas

"We are launching our first e-store in Latvia where Rimi has the largest market share. We see the potential in all three Baltic states," Edgar Sesemann, CEO at Rimi Baltic, said in a statement.

In his words, in other countries, for example, the United Kingdom, e-trade accounts for around 10 percent of the retail trade in food products. It only stands at 1 percent in Estonia and less than one percent of the total market in Latvia and Lithuania.

The trial of the e-platform is underway, and Rimi customers will be able to start shopping online in October.

"We will also trial new solution, as they were trialed in Latvia, starting with Vilnius and gradually expanding e-trade across the country," Giedrius Bandzevicius, country managing director at Rimi Lietuva, said in a statement.

Rimi Baltic, owned by Sweden's ICA Gruppen, owns 100 percent of Rimi Lietuva.

Now, Barbora, part of Maxima Grupe, and Assorti operate e-stores in Lithuania, selling food products.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Researchers are developing new material for planes and cars that will show damage invisible to a human eye

KTU researchers together with colleagues from Latvia, Denmark, Sweden, Slovakia, Ukraine, Czechia,...

Minister: Rail Baltica's joint management model poses threat to its continuity (1)

The joint management model of the European standard-gauge railway project Rail Baltica is already...

Šapoka: new taxes wouldn't be painful (3)

As Lithuania's public debt is growing due to the coronavirus crisis , the country might need to...

Central bank: we are working with Denmark on Danske Bank

As new information on the transfer of money of dubious origin via Danske Bank 's divisions in the...

Thermo Fisher Scientific: no coronavirus vaccine production in Vilnius

Biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific says its Vilnius branch is not producing coronavirus...

Top news

Šapoka: new taxes wouldn't be painful (3)

As Lithuania's public debt is growing due to the coronavirus crisis , the country might need to...

President and PM tested for coronavirus (1)

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis have tested negative for...

Righteous Among the Nations honored in Kaunas for saving Jews

Lithuanian families who hid Jews during the Nazi occupation were honored as Righteous Among the...

Conquering hill forts in Kaunas and around

The ancient artefacts are popular sightseeing spots as they usually reveal stunning panoramas. So, put...

Lara Seligman | D+ nariams

In West Africa, U.S. military struggles for scarce resources as terrorism threat grows

Tensions with Iran almost scuttled a major international training exercise in the Sahel.

|Maža didelių žinių kaina