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June 2017

Stepping up climate work: Kesko sets ambitious emission targets for its operations and supply chain

Kesko is the first Finnish retail company to set science-based targets to reduce emissions from facilities, transportation and the supply chain. To achieve these ambitious emission reduction targets, Kesko will increase its use of renewable energy while also improving its energy efficiency.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

21.06.2017 10:00

Consumer behaviour has changed when shopping for food: hybrid consumption is a stronger phenomenon than price consciousness

Consumption habits are clearly changing. According to research commissioned by K Group on food and consumer habits, the choices consumers make when buying food are more informed, consumers increasingly invest in food quality and grocery stores are expected to have a wider selection of food than before. The research finds that almost half of all Finns fall into this new category: the hybrid consumer.

Customer, Careers, Company, Media

14.06.2017 12:37

Interest in local food continues to grow - aiming for 100 Local for You events at K-Supermarkets

Retailers in the K-Supermarket chain will organise Local For You (Paikallista Sinulle) events this summer, so that small and local producers and their products can be made familiar to customers. This year’s aim goal is to organise a hundred events all around Finland.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

13.06.2017 13:45

Onninen promotes recycling and reuse of plastics at its Express stores

The K Group is committed to the EU’s objective to reduce consumption of plastic bags to 40 bags per capita by 2025. Plastic bags cause problems when they end up in water bodies and elsewhere in the natural environment. A particular concern in K Group's operating environment is the littering of the Baltic Sea and large lake bodies.

Responsibility, Media

13.06.2017 11:56

K-Market: Committed to responsibility in a new way

This summer, K-Market has committed to responsibility in a new way by ordering more than 22,000 summer shirts – the entire production chain of which has been certified – for its shopworkers.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

01.06.2017 09:23

May 2017

Neste K Imatralle Burger King ja kauppiaaksi liikenneasemakonkari Anna-Liisa Arminen

Neste K Imatralle avataan syksyllä liikenneaseman uudistuksen jälkeen Burger King -ravintola. Uudeksi K-kauppiaaksi liikenneasemalle saapuu Anna-Liisa Arminen, joka toimii Neste K kauppiaana jo Neste K Tuuliruusussa Mäntsälässä. Uudistuksesta huolimatta Neste K Imatran toiminta jatkuu yhtäjaksoisesti koko remontin ajan. Uusien ravintolapalvelujen myötä asemalle palkataan syksyksi 20 työntekijää lisää.

Media

31.05.2017 12:10

From Fat to Fuel Campaign wins Gold at SABRE Awards EMEA Competition

The From Fat to Fuel (Kinkkemppu) campaign, conducted by the K Group in cooperation with a variety of partners, won gold at the SABRE Awards EMEA competition in London in the category of Corporate Media Relations. The SABRE Awards EMEA is one of the most prestigious competitions in the media communications industry – this year’s competition had more than 2,400 entries in several categories.

Responsibility, Customer, Investor, Company, Media

30.05.2017 14:39

K Group energy savings equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 200 K-Supermarkets

In 2008 the K Group made a commitment in the Energy Efficiency Agreement to improve its annual energy efficiency by 65 GWh by the end of 2016. Determined measures have meant that K Group has exceeded expectations and has improved its energy efficiency by 67 GWh. For the new 2017-2025 Energy Efficiency Agreement, the K Group commits to making a 7.5% or 79 GWh annual level reduction in energy consumption by means of various energy saving methods.

Responsibility, Customer, Investor, Company, Media

23.05.2017 14:13

K-food stores’ parcel and postal transactions quadrupled in 2016

Parcel and postal services can be found in 800 K-food stores throughout Finland. The amount of parcels and postal transactions in K-food stores more than quadrupled in 2016 from 3 million to 14 million transactions. The K Group will invest in the development of its parcel and postal service network and products for parcel and postal services. Furthermore, K-food stores will also have DB Schenker pick-up points in the future.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

16.05.2017 16:25

Fairtrade roses are a sales success: 1.4 million are sold for Mother's Day

K-food stores have been systematically promoting Fairtrade for 18 years now. Last year, a total of EUR 574,000 was paid in Fairtrade Premiums to farmers as a result of sales of Fairtrade products in K-food stores.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

16.05.2017 15:55

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