Top 5 Supermarket Retail Chains In Latvia

By Robert McHugh
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Top 5 Supermarket Retail Chains In Latvia

The annual inflation rate in Latvia slowed for a tenth consecutive month to 1% in November 2023, down from 2.1% in the previous month, according to Trading Economics.

Meanwhile, food inflation continued to ease, reaching a near two-year low of 3.7% (vs 4.3%).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged (-0.4%), according to figures from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) of Latvia.

Retail trade turnover fell by 2.4% in Latvia in November 2023 on a year-on-year basis, recent data also indicated.

Here's an overview of the top five supermarket retail chains in Latvia, according to their most recently-available full-year turnover. All data is supplied by Retail-Index (


1. Rimi
Turnover: €1 billion (2021)

Rimi is top of the list with an annual turnover of €1 billion recorded in 2021.

Rimi Latvia is part of Rimi Baltic, which is represented in the Baltic countries by three companies - Rimi Latvia, Rimi Lietuva and Rimi Eesti Food.

The company manages more than 134 Rimi stores in Latvia as of 2022. It employs more than 12,300 people in all three Baltic countries.

Its banners include Rimi Express, Rimi Hyper, Rimi Mini and Rimi Super.


2. Maxima
Turnover: €915 million (2021)

Maxima recorded an annual turnover of €915 million in 2021.

The company is part of the Maxima Grupe holding, the largest retailer chain and employer in the Baltics, providing jobs for more than 30,000 employees in five countries – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Bulgaria.

It had 170 outlets in Latvia as of 2022, and also operates the banner Barbora.

Read more: Maxima Extends Contactless Shopping Service To More Stores


3. Mego
Turnover: €250 million (2019)

Mego recorded an annual turnover of €250 million in 2019.

The retailer has approximately 90 stores located in the largest Latvian cities - Riga, Daugavpils, Liepāja, Jelgava, Jūrmala, Ventspils, Rezekne, Ogre, Valmiera, Jekabpils, Tukums, Salaspils, Cesis, Ludza, Sigulda, Talsi and Bauska.

In 2014, Mego took over 51 outlets operated by Lithuanian retailer IKI, owned by Palink.

4. LaTS
Turnover: €250 million (2020)

The Association of Latvian Traders was founded in 2007 and recorded a turnover of of €250 million in 2020.


LaTS unites small and medium-sized Latvian food retail companies with the aim of reducing their costs, improving competitiveness in the local market and conducting joint marketing activities. The network includes more than 700 outlets throughout Latvia.

5. Madara 89
Turnover: €172 million (2021)

Madara 89 is fifth on the list and recorded an annual turnover of €172 million in 2021.

It operated 130 outlets in Latvia as of 2022 and its banners include Mini Top!, RIGHT and Top!

About Retail-Index

Retail-Index is a specialist supplier of management information on consumer retail markets, provided by Veraart Research Group in the Netherlands. Its mission is to supply managers with up-to-date key information on retail markets in Europe and support them in their international expansion.

The company dates back to 1964, when it started as a market research and marketing consulting company for consumer products and services. In 1989, it started publishing written reports on various retail sectors in Europe. As of 2005, it publishes its information on retailers through the online database and curated datasheet exports available on A team of researchers manages the data to reflect upon current developments in the markets, collected from an extensive number of sources.

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