In 2011, net sales continued to grow and profitability improved in the food trade, the building and home improvement trade and the car and machinery trade. Net sales and profitability improved the most in the car and machinery trade.
The growth of Kesko's business operations strengthened in 2011. Among the four divisions, sales in the food trade and the building and home improvement trade developed well, and growth was particularly strong in the car and machinery trade.
Kesko's strong development continued. The Group's net sales increased by 7.8% and were €9460 million.
In addition to Kesko's own direct responsibility impact, also significant is the indirect impact related to the production, use and disposal of the goods sold in Kesko stores.