Gefest and Svіtanak gain Riga registration
New store of Belarusian goods opens in Latvian capital
The store is part of the Belarusian Trade Centre network, located within Riga market and selling products from such Belarusian firms as Svitanak, Marko, Orsha Linen Mill, Rechitsa Textile, Borisov Crystal Factory (named after F.E. Dzerzhinsky), 8 Marta Knitting Factory, Motovelo, Atlant and Gefest.
The store’s launch was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Latvia, H. E. Mr. Alexander Gerasimenko, alongside representatives of Riga City Council, Latvian businessmen and members of the Belarusian diaspora. During the opening ceremony, it was noted that new agreements made at the 9th National Exhibition Belarus EXPO-2012, held in Riga last December, have contributed to the store’s opening.
Latvian buyers appear very interested in Belarusian refrigerators, washing machines, microwave ovens, bicycles, textiles, cosmetics and shoes, among other items. The Belarusian Trade Centre is part of a chain of stores ever expanding, and has operated in Latvia since 2001. New stores opened in the cities of Riga and Jelgava last year and more than 50 agreements were signed with Belarusian enterprises for delivery of products.