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July 2020

Kesko strengthens its position in Norway – acquires building and home improvement trade operator Carlsen Fritzøe Handel

Kesko Corporation's subsidiary Byggmakker Handel AS has agreed to acquire Carlsen Fritzøe Handel AS, a Norwegian operator in the building and home improvement trade with net sales of approximately €201 million in 2019. The acquisition strengthens Kesko’s position in one of the most attractive geographic areas in Norway, the Oslo fjord region, where the Carlsen Fritzøe Handel network of 25 stores highly complements the Byggmakker store network. This transaction is the fourth Kesko has made in line with its growth strategy in Norway in two years to accelerate its growth and strengthen its position in the Norwegian building and home improvement market.

Investor, Company, Media

08.07.2020 10:00

Ensuring safe shopping conditions continues to be top priority for stores

Throughout spring, special attention has been paid to ensuring the safety of grocery shopping amidst the epidemic. K Group has designed safety measures in cooperation with experts, utilising the latest research information. Ensuring the safety of both personnel and customers is vital for K Group so that people can trust that shopping is safe. Strict safety measures and hygiene practices have become the new standard for stores.

Media

02.07.2020 09:56

K-Supermarket store sets up own beehives to produce honey

K Group collaborates in projects that promote biodiversity. One good example is the work done for pollinators in Akaa, southern Finland, where a local K-Supermarket hosts beehives that produce honey that to be sold at the store.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

02.07.2020 09:40

June 2020

Kesko’s sales in May

The sales of Kesko Group’s continuing operations in May 2020 totalled €936.0 million, representing a decrease of 3.9%. In comparable terms, sales decreased by 3.3%.

Investor, Media

16.06.2020 10:10

The Association for Finnish Work and K Group join forces to promote Finnish work – over 100 companies to take part in a national campaign

K Group’s grocery stores and K-Rauta building and home improvement stores, the Association for Finnish Work, more than 100 Finnish food and home and speciality goods companies, Ruokatieto yhdistys ry and the Finnish Horticultural Products Society are joining forces for a nationwide campaign to encourage Finns to buy more Finnish products to ensure work for Finns and support the Finnish economy.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

04.06.2020 14:43

Ham Trick campaign broke its record again – nearly 200,000 households recycled their waste fat from Christmas hams

The Ham Trick campaign again broke a new record last Christmas, this time around encouraging nearly 200,000 Finnish households to recycle their waste Christmas ham fat. A staggering 58,500 kilos of fat was collected during the campaign, and it was used to make enough renewable Neste MY diesel to fuel 19 trips around the globe.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

04.06.2020 14:42

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