HISTORY OF FOZZY GROUP

2015 

-  Silpo retail chain won several nominations in Retail Awards-2015 "Consumer Choice":  "Kyiv Supermarket Chain", "Lviv Supermarket Chain", "Ukrainian Supermarket Chain". Le Silpo got the win in "Delicacy-market of Kiev" nomination
- Start a new service in Silpo chain: the ability to recharge consumer’s mobile phones accounts directly at the checkout of the supermarkets 
- Silpo launched a new project – special offer of Yezzz! mobile network for Silpo guests 
- Expansion of Vlasnyi Rakhunok: programme’s audience increased by 4.67 million households (over 11 mln participants) 
- Nezhin products are supplied to foreign markets and already represented in 12 countries 
- Expansion of retail chains: Silpo – to 273 supermarkets, Fora – to 239 convenience stores, Fozzy Cash & Carry – to 10 hypermarkets 
- Today, 750 producers of different goods from 65 countries around the globe are Fozzy Group’s direct foreign suppliers 
- Fozzy Group’s portfolio of private labels increased to 14 brands 
- Fozzy Group won in 4 nominations of Private Label 2015 National Award: “The best Project of Private Label 2015”, “Brand awareness”, “Contribution to the product category development”, “The best team of PLB 2015 among food retail chains 
-  ”Lavka Traditsіy (Shop of Traditions) extended its range from 30 local producers

2014

- Silpo retail chain won two nominations in Retail Awards-2014 "Consumer Choice"
- Nizhynsky Cannery marked as one of the best agro companies in Ukraine at the annual awards ceremony "Agrarian Elite of Ukraine 2014"
- Expansion of Silpo to 248 supermarkets
- Expanding the Fora retail chain to 218 convenience stores
- Expanding the range of private label products to 2350 SKUs in 380 categories
- Increasing the number of suppliers worldwide to 580 manufacturing companies
- Establishment of student scholarship program "Ambassador" for Silpo retail chain
- Laboratory Quality Control Fozzy Group, founded in April 2014, has received certification of state standard
- Establishment of the own chain of travel agencies Silpo Voyage

2013

- Premiya private label began to produce a range of children's products (for children of 5-12 y. o.) entitled Rіkі Tіkі 
- Z Alco Energy Drink private label was launched for the Fozzy Group chains       
- Fozzy Group private labels became winners in 3 categories of Private Label 2013 National Award: Brand awareness, Contribution to the category development, Innovation of the Year       
- Premium store Le Silpo was opened in Kyiv 
- 7 Silpo supermarkets were opened in Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Melitopol, Mykolayiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Cherkasy       

2012

- Expansion of Silpo to 237 supermarkets 
- Two Le Silpo premium supermarkets opening       
- Expansion of Fora to 159 convenient stores       
- Two Fozzy Cash&Carry opening 
- PL Premiya Wine Club launch       
- Skarbnychka (Money-box in English) offer to Vlasnyi Rakhunok Program members       

2011

- Expansion of Silpo to 219 supermarkets 
- The chain became the first in Ukraine for national coverage 
- Launch of PL EXTRA! for Fozzy Cash&Carry chain 
- Development of ringoo chain to 345 stores 
- Set up of Premiya Design Awards 
- ТМ Nizhyn won 4 awards in Product of the Year – 2011 competition 
- The 23d Bila Romashka was opened. The first in Ukraine Centre for Skin Health was opened at the pharmacy market

2010

- Private labels of Fozzy Group got first prizes in three categories of the Private Label 2010 National Rating 
- Development of a dedicated online service for participants of Vlasnyi Rakhunok Program 
- Opening of Divan restaurant 
- Vlasnyi Rakhunok loyalty program was introduced in Bila Romashka. Phytobars launched in the pharmacy chain. New pharmacy markets were opened in Boryspil, Sevastopol, and the largest one in Khodosivka village

2009

- Creation of a unified Quality Department of Fozzy Group; the food products quality control became more rigorous in the Group’s chains.
- Launch of PL Povna Charka 
- Fozzy Group entered the short-list of World Retail Award 
- Ad campaign Tsina Tyzhnya (Price of the Week) got the bronze Effie 
- PL Premiya was acknowledged as the most recognizable private label in Ukraine 
- Opening of the La Bodeguita del Medio restaurant as the Republic of Cuba franchising 
- Opening of the Staromak restaurant 
- Bud Zdorovyi drugstores started to be converted into pharmacy markets Bila Romashka. The 4th pharmacy market Bila Romashka was opened

2008

- Expansion of Silpo chain to 149 supermarkets 
- Opening of the first redesigned convenience store Fora in Kyiv 
- Opening of the first pharmaceutical supermarket Bila Romashka in Kyiv 
- Launch of PL Povna Chasha

2007

- Growth of Silpo chain up to 143 supermarkets, Fora chain up to 79 stores, opening of the fourth hypermarket Fozzy Cash&Carry 
- Launch of Vlasnyi Rakhunok, the program for Silpo's loyal customers 
- Garage Mobile Group establishment 
- Acquisition of Bumi-Market retail chain, conclusion of cooperation agreement with Kit retail chain in Zaporizhzhya 
- Signing of agreement with Delta-Bank on financial services rendering on the territory of Silpo, Fora, Fozzy Cash&Carry chains

2006

- Growth of Silpo chain to 105 supermarkets, Fora chain to 55 stores 
- Launch of PL Premiya in such chains as Silpo, Fora, Fozzy Cash&Carry 
- Opening of e-shop “GONZA – Magazin Samokhod”

2005

- Opening of 29 new Silpo supermarkets in different cities of Ukraine
- Increase of Fora stores number by 22 stores 
- Opening of the third Fozzy Cash&Carry hypermarket near Kyiv 
- Acquisition of Malyn meat processing plant (Ruta LLC), opening of the Czech restaurant U Chromý Pol, creation of ТМ Otto Shtekker 
- Launch of Hotline project (tel.: 0 800 301 707) in the Silpo chain 
- Implementation of the project on production and sale of ready-made meals and semi-finished products in the Silpo supermarkets 
- Implementation of the project on opening of French bakeries in the stores of the retail chains 
- Introduction of SAP software in the group of companies 
- Conclusion of a strategic partnership agreement with UVK, Ukrainski Vantazhnі Kuriery (Ukrainian Cargo Carriers)

2003–2004

- Acquisition of Dnepryanka chain, start of reformatting into the Fora convenience stores. Further development of the Silpo and Fora chains: 53 Silpo and 18 Fora had been opened by late 2004 
- Acquisition of confectionary plant named F. Engels

2002

- Development of the Silpo chain up to 22 stores, of Fozzy Сash&Carry – up to 2 stores, opening of a drugstore Bud Zdorovyi chain, founding of a Fora convenience store chain (2 stores)

2001

- 5 Silpo supermarkets opening in Kyiv, development of the retail chain in Kyiv, Nizhyn, Dnipropetrovsk and Khmelnitsky       
- Launch of utility service project Eko-service Ukraine

2000

- Reorganization into the Group of Companies, retail business development, foodstuff production 
- Acquisition of 99.53% shares of CJSC Nizhyn canning plant, acquisition of 41.73% shares of Kyiv wholesale markets company

1998–1999

- Development of the reatail business: wholesale, distribution of products from the largest producers, increase of the number of permanent suppliers up to 3 000 offering over 15 000 different trademarks of foodstuff
- Founding of a Silpo chain

1997

- Founding of Fozzy Group. The first Fozzy Cash&Carry opening in Kyiv