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History of the company

Maxi has gone through 25 years of constant development. This is the story of a small regional business gone federal company, while developing in different areas.
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2022
The beginning of residential real estate development
The company enters the real estate market. Business-class apartment blocks are being built in Cherepovets and Arkhangelsk.
2021
Maxi shopping and entertaiment center in Kirov
On 1st March 2021, the seventh regional entertainment and shopping center was built. Its total area is 55,000 m2.
2020
60 retail stores
The retail chain went up to 60 stores in 7 cities. The first Maxi supermarket in Yaroslavl was built.
2020
Online store
We launched an app that helps you order Maxi goods in Vologda.
In 2021, the online store started operating in Cherepovets, Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk.
2019
Maxi headquarters
The head office in Vologda was designed and built by Maxi. It houses nearly one thousand employees, and its total area is 10,500 m2. The building has lecture halls, restaurants and a gym.
2018
40 retail stores
Maxi retail chain went up to 40 stores. New hypermarkets and supermarkets were built in Vologda, Cherepovets and Arkhangelsk. The chain expanded to Severodvinsk and Kirov.
2017
Maxi Energy
We launched a corporate sporting project: our employees and their families can participate in different kind of races, including ski races and bike races, soccer and volleyball tournaments and quizzes.
2016
Maxi shopping and entertaiment center in Arkhangelsk
The 6th regional Maxi shopping and entertainment center opened at 38 Leningradsky prospekt. Its total area is 65,000 m2. The grocery anchor is the Maxi hypermarket.
2015
Maxi shopping and entertaiment center in Tula
The company’s biggest shopping and entertainment center (105,350 m2) opened on 27th November 2015 in Tula at 2 Proletarskaya street. It became the biggest shopping mall in the region.
2014
Maxi shopping and entertaiment center in Smolensk
On 20th November, the 4th regional Maxi shopping and entertainment center was opened with an area of 63,750 m2.
2014
Development of private label
Beginning of the store brand development. First products under the brand “Yarkaya Tsena” were launched.
2012
Maxi shopping and entertaiment center in Petrozavodsk
The shopping and entertainment center opened on 4th August 2012 in the city center at 14 Lenina street. The total area is 57,755 m2.
2012
Maxi shopping and entertaiment center in Cherepovets
The 35,450 m2 shopping and entertainment center was opened on 12/12/12 at 200 Pobedy prospekt. The grocery anchor is the Maxi hypermarket: it was the first Maxi store outside of Vologda.
2011
Maxi shopping and entertaiment center in Syktyvkar
On 11/11/11 the first Maxi shopping and entertainment center opened outside of the home region – in the Republic of Komi. The total area is 44,000 m2.
2008
Shopping centers in Vologda
In the years 2006 - 2008, the company built 4 shopping malls in Vologda, including some of the largest ones, like Oasis and Forum.
2007
Food production
The company launched a food factory that produces pre-processed food, ready meals and confectionery.
2005
Maxi Development
Maxi started developing commercial real estate by building shopping centers in Vologda
2003
Retail chain launch
Three full-scale Maxi supermarkets opened in Vologda. One of them has kitchens that produce ready meals and pre-processed food.
2001
Branch in Velikiy Ustyug
The company branched out to the East of Vologda region and the adjacent Arkhangelsk and Kirov regions.
1999
Wholesale and logistics center
The wholesale base was built at 87 Klubova street. It laid the basis for all the future success in the development of trade.
1996
Company foundation
Maxi began its journey in Vologda as a food wholesaler and distributor.