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everest: our history

1965: The first Everest branch opens its doors on Tsakalof Street, in Kolonaki. In just a few years it became part of the daily city life, a meeting point for morning appointments, strolls and shopping and an essential stop before heading home after an evening out.
1990: Everest S.A. is founded with the purpose of developing its network of branches. Everest becomes the meeting point in every part of Athens.
1995: Everest Trofodotiki S.A. is established, as a vertically fully integrated company operating in the production and distribution of dough products in order to meet the ever increasing demand for Everest products.
1999: Everest S.A. is listed on the Athens Stock Exchange raising 6.573 mil. Euro. Investors enthusiastically welcome the move.
In the same year, Everest SA acquires a 60% stake in EVERCAT S.A., the development company of Papagallino pastry shop chain.
2000: At this point, the Group had 101 branches.
Everest enters the Cypriot market.
Everest Group, through Olympus Plaza, opens the two first catering and entertainment areas at the Motorway Service Station in Korinos, Pieria.
2001: The Group expands into the casual dining sector by acquiring 50% of the La Pasteria Italian restaurant chain.
With the goal of aggressive penetration of captive markets, Everest embarks upon a partnership with HELLAS FLYING DOLPHINS (renamed Hellenic Seaways) to secure the exclusive rights to manage and supply on-ship food outlets.
The first Everest branch is inaugurated in Romania.
2002: A landmark year for the Group’s development, with the acquisition of a 49% stake in the share capital of Olympic Catering.
: The Everest Group becomes a founding member of the Greek Institute for Customer Service (EIEP). 8 Everest branches are awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification by TÜV Hellas. 14 of these are certified for the implementation of the Food Hygiene and Safety Management system in line with the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) code, according to the ELOT 1416 standard.
2005: The Group boasts 329 sales points in open and captive markets; Everest comprises 186 branches in Greece and abroad.
2006: Particular attention is given to revamping branches, as is the case of the Everest branch in Syntagma Square.
Kuzina restaurant opens its doors, yet another new concept of the Group with emphasis on creative Greek cuisine.
2007: In 2007, the Group enters into significant corporate deals and partnerships of strategic importance.
In August, the Group takes over the management and operation of 17 outlets within the theme park Allou Fun Park, a pioneering and hugely successful entertainment concept operating in the area of Rentis, Attica.
In the context of its activities in the food services sector and following the success of the ΚUZINA concept in the Thisio area in Athens, a second restaurant opens in Mykonos, in the Αmmos Mykonos Hotel.
2008: The 2008 merger of Everest Group with Vivartia gave it a leading position in the wider food industry through the 4 divisions managed by Vivartia (dairy and drinks, bakery and confectionery, food services-entertainment, frozen foods).
2011: Goody’s and Everest, two forces to be contended with amongst Greek companies, merge administratively thus further strengthening their leadership in the food services and entertainment market.