92 news and releases

February 2017

K-food stores participate in vaccine campaign: 900,000 vaccines funded

K-food stores again participated in the international vaccine campaign by Pampers and UNICEF, raising the funds for almost 900,000 tetanus vaccines for mothers and newborns.


17.02.2017 11:12

Kesko is committed to use responsibly produced soy

Kesko recommends that its suppliers use responsible RTRS or ProTerra certified soy in the ingredients of soy origin of the grocery trade’s private label foods, in the production of products of animal origin and as an ingredient of the animal feed products sold by the agricultural trade. By 2020 only responsible RTRS or ProTerra certified soy will be used in these products.

Responsibility, Media

07.02.2017 11:40

Application period for 2017 K Trainee programme is open

The K Trainee programme starting in May is seeking 15 future top professionals wishing to prove their competence as part of the reforming K Group. The application period ends in early March.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

07.02.2017 08:07

The K-Group celebrates Finland's centenary and Finnish inventiveness with life hacks – clever practical tips

The K-Group's joint Finland 100 project puts the spotlight on tights, life hacks and Finnish inventiveness. In honour of the centenary, the K-Group is looking for the best life hack of all time. It will release 100 life hack videos and a documentary analysing the Finnish national character from the perspective of life hacks. Throughout the year, a special bus will traverse the land of a thousand life hacks. The creator of the best life hack of all time will be awarded a K-gift voucher worth EUR 10,000.

Customer, Company, Media

06.02.2017 14:05

Kesko’s financial statements release 2016

Kesko’s comparable operating profit increased.

Investor, Company, Media

02.02.2017 09:00

January 2017

Kesko now purchases 100% renewable electricity

Since the beginning of 2017, all electricity purchased by Kesko in Finland is renewable. In 2017, the amount of electricity purchased by Kesko will be approximately 540 GWh. This electricity will be used in K-stores and the K-Group’s other properties.

Responsibility, Customer, Investor, Company, Media

30.01.2017 10:00

K-Group to have around 5,000 summer employees

This summer, the K-Group will employ a total of around 5,000 summer employees, which represents the same level as in the previous years. The K-Group is one of Finland’s major providers of summer jobs.

Responsibility, Careers, Media

24.01.2017 15:49

Kesko continues to be included in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World list

Kesko has been ranked 25th in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list and, at the same time, as the most sustainable trading sector company in the world. Kesko is the only Finnish company included in the list every year since it was established in 2005.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Investor, Company, Media

18.01.2017 14:46

December 2016

K-citymarket and The Body Shop working together

K-citymarket and The Body Shop have begun a partnership that is globally unique. The Body Shop's popular body butter products and shower gels will be sold during the Christmas sales season at K-citymarkets. The selection will expand in 2017.


30.12.2016 11:14

Next year, consumers will buy more vegetables and fine-tune their food

Next year, consumers will buy more vegetables and fine-tune their food More than half of Finnish people plan to be more active in promoting their own well-being through their everyday food choices in 2017. They will continue to increase the quantity of vegetables in their diets, while vegetable-based protein products will remain popular. Finns say they appreciate solutions that make everyday life easier, although 43 per cent want to prepare better food on weekdays. People are increasingly seeking aspects and experiences that highlight individuality in their food.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

30.12.2016 11:06

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