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, Belarus 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 sales (pro forma) totalled approximately €13 billion in 2018. K Group is the biggest trading sector operator in Finland and one of the biggest Northern Europe. We employ some 41,000 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 integrated into our daily activities. Responsible purchasing, product safety, the environment and good corporate governance are key focus areas for our corporate responsibility work.

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

Value

Customer and quality – in everything we do

Vision

To be preferred choice of 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 2018 Annual Report

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

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