It is the Polish supermarket chain and food and industry markets. It is part of the Emperia Capital Group, which is co-ordinated by Emperia Holding S.A. based in Warsaw (Maxima Group). The company was founded in 1994 in Lublin. The first retail outlet of this chain started its operation in 1996. In terms of number of stores, Stokrotka is one of the largest retail chains in Poland. Today it owns more than 500 stores in Poland.