Kesko in brief

Kesko is a Finnish trading sector forerunner. We operate in the grocery trade, building and technical trade, and car trade. Our divisions and chains act in close cooperation with retailer entrepreneurs and other partners.

Kesko in brief

  • Biggest trading sector operator in Finland, one of the biggest in Northern Europe
  • Profitable growth strategy, 3 divisions, 1,800 stores in 8 countries, extensive digital services
  • One of the most sustainable companies in the world since 2005 (Global 100) 
  • Strong financial position with good dividend capacity
  • kartta-250X440.pngMarket cap €7.1 billion (31 Dec. 2023), some 105,000 shareholders

Kesko has around 1,800 stores engaged in chain operations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Denmark*. By combining online sales and digital services with our extensive store network, we enable a seamless customer experience in all channels.

Kesko’s strategic business areas are grocery trade, building and technical trade, and car trade. These are areas where Kesko has strong expertise and market positions, and they offer good potential for profitable growth in the long term.

Kesko and K-retailers together form K Group**, which is the biggest trading sector operator in Finland and one of the biggest in Northern Europe. K Group’s retail sales in 2023 totalled some €16 billion. K Group employs some 45,000 people in total.

Sustainability is a core part of Kesko’s strategy. We promote sustainability in the whole value chain, from production to customer choices. The focus areas of our sustainability strategy are climate and nature, value chain, people, and good governance. We create value extensively for the whole society.

Kesko’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. The company’s domicile and main premises are located in Helsinki, Finland.

* The acquisition in Denmark was completed in January 2024.

** Kesko Senukai, a joint venture that engages in building and home improvement trade in the Baltics and Belarus, is part of K Group.

Value

Customer and quality – in everything we do

Vision

Leading growth-driven trading sector company in Northern Europe – aiming for the best customer experience in the sector 

Mission

To create welfare responsibly - for all our stakeholders and for all society 

 

Read more in 2022 Annual Report.

Read more about Kesko's responsibility work in the Responsibility section.

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