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October 2020

July 2020

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

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

May 2020

K Group, Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Filterpak to launch the production of civilian face masks in Finland – first batch of masks available in K Group stores in early June

Gradual reopening of the Finnish society requires active measures to ensure people’s safety. K Group, Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Filterpak are launching the production of so-called civilian face masks in Finland. The first batch of the masks should be ready at the end of May and available for consumers at K Group stores in early June.

Customer, Company, Media

15.05.2020 15:20

April 2020

More support for families during the epidemic – Kesko makes donations for food aid to Me-säätiö and Hope ry

During these exceptional times, new ways have emerged to help families affected by the crisis. Me-säätiö, a non-profit that focuses on the prevention of marginalisation among children and teenagers, has begun to distribute food bags and vouchers, and volunteers at Hope ry, which supports low-income families, are delivering gift vouchers and food bags to families. Kesko has donated 80,000 euros in total to Me-säätiö and Hope ry to be used for food aid.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

27.04.2020 17:11

Helping those over 70 years old – K Group opens new services for older people

Exceptional times require agility and rapid reaction. K-food retailers across Finland have created a new way of helping customers aged over 70 – dedicated shopping slots, online shopping for groceries and home delivery services. Moreover, K Group has opened new helpline and phone order services that assist over-70s in shopping for groceries at K-food stores. K Group is also calling on its customers to pitch in, as every one of us can offer shopping help in these exceptional times.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

03.04.2020 12:42

March 2020

Skyrocketing demand for food home deliveries: K-retailers are now creating new delivery models together with local entrepreneurs

The need for food home deliveries has increased sharply across Finland. Many K stores have expanded their ordering hours and delivery areas, and several K-retailers have responded to customers’ wishes by setting up a home delivery service from scratch, for example by cooperating with taxi and catering entrepreneurs.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

27.03.2020 12:31

K Group grocery stores increase safety measures – we must all strive to avoid close contact

Grocery stores do important work that enables society continue to function. To ensure the safety of this valuable work, K Group is constantly devising new measures. Some of these – for example protective shields at the cash registers – are visible to store customers. However, the most important thing is that all people who come into the store commit to acting in a way that ensures safety for all.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

26.03.2020 09:28

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