90 news and releases

May 2017

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

The K Group's customer community experiment has began

In April, the K Group launched Kylä – a customer community experiment, which tests a new way of doing research with the aid of customer participation. In Kylä (village), customers can influence the development of the K Group's operations and services.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

16.05.2017 15:05

Local food dating brings together local and small produces and K-food retailers

For four years K Group, together with Ruokatieto Yhdistys, has brought together local and small producers and K-food retailers at Lähiruokatreffit, Local Food Dating. The aim of the event, which can be described as speed dating for food producers and retailers, is to enable both business networking and improving the range of local products on offer at K-food stores in the local region. Local food dating has led to hundreds of partnerships between K food retailers and small producers.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

16.05.2017 14:38

Co-operation between Pirkka and the Finnish Basketball Association to continue

As a result of its good cooperation with the Finnish Basketball Association (FBA), Pirkka will continue to sponsor the FBA this year and promote mobility and physical activity in young people. The Pirkka Street Basket tour continues throughout May. Which will mean K-food stores and Pirkka together with the FBA will already have got over 25,000 children physically active during their cooperation.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

16.05.2017 11:21

Onninen Norway offers solutions for welfare technology

As the population ages, technology must be able to respond to the challenges faced by the elderly. How can people live safely and longer in their own homes despite illness and old age? How can this be supported? Onninen Norway wanted to respond to the challenges we face in our society today and to enquiries of its customers and suppliers and see what they could do about this.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

08.05.2017 13:17

The garden soil package of K-Rauta's own brand Cello receives the prestigious international The Dieline design award

The Finnish soil for summer flowers and garden soil packaging by K-Rauta's own brand Cello was awarded the third place award in the Private Label category of the prestigious American The Dieline Awards recognising the best in packaging design. The packaging was designed by Niina Kumpulainen, Own Brand Specialist, Kesko.

04.05.2017 09:23

We reduced the salt content of Pirkka Little Wolf oatmeal rolls

The panel of experts that selects Pirkka products always takes into account the nutritional characteristics of products. We pay special attention to the fat, sugar and salt content, as our own brand products are our way of pointing customers towards healthier choices. In spring 2017, we launched Pirkka Little Wolf oatmeal rolls with a reduced salt content, as we did not want to make a high-sodium product for the target group, children and young people.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

03.05.2017 10:07

April 2017

Management Board of future Oriola and K Group joint venture

On March, Oriola and K Group announced that they will establish a joint venture to build a new nationwide store chain concentrating on health, beauty and wellbeing products and services. A management board, composed of the managing director and the directors responsible for sales, selection and marketing, has been established to plan the operations of the joint venture to be established.


28.04.2017 13:49

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