March, 16th, 2018 GSOM SPbU will hold a guest lecture within the course: “Transportation and International Operations in Supply Chain Management” which will be delivered by Logistics Director of Chipita Russia (7days Croissant) Konstantinos Afantitis on the topic: «International Logistics in FMCG: Functions and Challenges».
Chipita was founded in Greece in 1973 г. as a company producing and marketing savoury snacks. In 1991 7DAYS croissant- individually packaged baked snack with long shelf life- was introduced to the market, and followed shortly thereafter by the 7DAYS mini croissant. Since 1995 Chipita has been successfully operating outside Greece. Firstly, manufacturing plants in Bulgaria, Portugal and Egypt were set up, followed by Poland, Romania, Russia and Saudi Arabia and more recently India, Turkey and Malaysia. Nowadays, the company runs 16 plants in 10 countries, and its products are sold in 60 countries directly or through strategic partnerships.