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.

Kesko has around 1,800 stores engaged in chain operations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland*. By combining online sales and digital services with our extensive store site 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 2021 totalled some €15 billion. Kesko and K-retailers combined employ approximately 39,000 people and 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 work include mitigating climate change, sustainable purchasing, and responsibility for people. 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.

 

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

 

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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 

Value creation

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

Read more in 2021 Annual Report.

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

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