Demand for Lithuania's yellow-green-red national flag has surged in the run-up to centennial celebrations on Feb.16, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Tuesday.
Lithuania's flag
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

Giedrė Vilkė, marketing director at Pigu.lt, says that the online shop sold twice as many flags in January as in the whole year 2017. Compared with January 2017 alone, sales soared eight-fold.

Vilma Drulienė, chief commercial officer at the retail chain Maxima, says that demand for goods with national symbols jumped by more than 30 percent in early 2018 compared with a year ago and continues to grow.

"We're working hard to cope with the demand. We still have standard-sized flags in stock, but custom orders for oversized tricolors increased by around 30 percent and we are almost at our capacity limit," Kristina Bakanienė, project manager at PICOline, an advertising studio that produces national flags, told the paper.

Aivaras Andruškevičius, CEO at AKA Baltic, another national flag producer, also noted a surge in demand for the tricolor.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Minister threatens to terminate contracts with companies failing to deliver pensions

With public discontent arising over delayed pensions, Minister of Social Security and Labour Linas...

Lithuanian gov't invites expats to return amid hard Brexit worries

The Lithuanian government has invited on Wednesday its expats living in the UK to return to Lithuania...

Bad news from the courtroom for V. Gapšys

On Tuesday, the Lithuanian Court of Appeals rejected Vytautas Gapšys defence attorney’s...

Agrokoncernas responds to LRT investigation

In response to LRT information on the situation over “ Farmer ” leader Ramūnas Karbauskis ‘...

Three schools – one director: education institution head shortage due to low wages and high requirements

It is not only the number of students that is declining in schools. For a time now, there has also...