Kesko in brief

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

Our chain operations comprise some 1,800 stores in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Combining online sales and digital services with our extensive store site network, we enable a seamless customer experience in all channels.

Together, Kesko and K-retailers form K Group, whose retail sales totalled approximately €14 billion in 2020. K Group is the biggest trading sector operator in Finland and one of the biggest Northern Europe. Kesko and K-retailers employ together some 39,000 people*.

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

Corporate responsibility is a strategic choice for K Group and it is integrated into our day-to-day activities. Key focus areas in our corporate responsibility and sustainability work are transparency in sourcing, mitigating climate change and environmental care, personnel responsibility, and extensive value creation throughout the society. 

Kesko's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Its domicile and main premises are in Helsinki.

*Excluding Kesko Senukai, which employs around 8 000 people (30.6.2020). We are reporting Kesko Senukai as a joint venture as of 1 July 2020, before it was reported as a subsidiary.

Value

Customer and quality – in everything we do

Vision

To be the preferred choice for customers and the quality leader in the European trading sector

Mission

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

Value creation

Kesko's value creation chart illustrates how Kesko’s operations create value for its stakeholders and society.

Read more in 2020 Annual Report.

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

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