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September 2019

Dow Jones lists top companies in sustainability - Kesko included

Kesko has been included in the esteemed Dow Jones Sustainability Indices the DJSI World and the DJSI Europe as the only trading sector company in Finland.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

14.09.2019 12:01

Kesko’s reported sales grew in August

The sales of Kesko Group’s continuing operations in August 2019 totalled €963.5 million, representing a decrease of 1.0% in comparable terms. Reported sales from continuing operations grew by 1.6%.

Investor, Media

13.09.2019 09:00

Hanna Jaakkola appointed Kesko’s Vice President of Investor Relations

Hanna Jaakkola, M.Sc. (B.A.), has been appointed Kesko’s Vice President of Investor Relations as of 2 September 2019. Hanna has extensive experience in investor relations and she has previously held similar positions at the construction company YIT and the shopping centre company Citycon.

Careers, Investor, Company, Media

05.09.2019 13:30

August 2019

Certification labels verify the sustainable origin of wood for customers

Finland is one of the most heavily-forested countries in the world, with forests making up over 70% of its area. Finns use wood and paper products every day, and trust they are being ecological in doing so. What they often do not think about are problems related to forests globally, such as illegal logging and deforestation, which is why Finnish consumers do not necessarily check the origin of a terrace board or wall panel they are buying.

Responsibility, Customer, Investor, Company, Media

16.08.2019 08:15

Kesko’s sales grew in July

The sales of Kesko Group’s continuing operations in July 2019 totalled €947.7 million, representing an increase of 3.6% in comparable terms. Reported sales from continuing operations grew by 7.1%.

Investor, Media

14.08.2019 09:00

Market for car trade has weakened materially – K Auto Oy and K Caara Oy to initiate codetermination negotiations with personnel

The market situation for the Finnish car trade weakened materially during the first half of 2019. Due to the significant change in the market situation, K Auto Oy, which imports cars, and K Caara Oy, which engages in car retail, will initiate statutory codetermination negotiations with personnel representatives. It is estimated that the negotiations may lead to the termination of the employment of 190 people at the most.

Investor, Media

13.08.2019 15:15

July 2019

Half year financial report 1-6/2019: All-time best Q2 result

Strong growth strategy execution increased net sales and improved profit further.

Investor, Company, Media

24.07.2019 14:15

Kesko’s sales in June

The sales of Kesko Group’s continuing operations totalled €929.7 million in June 2019. In comparable terms, the sales were at the same level as the year before. Reported sales from continuing operations grew by 1.9%.

Investor, Media

12.07.2019 09:00

June 2019

Kesko’s sales grew in May

The sales of Kesko Group’s continuing operations in May 2019 totalled €974.2 million, representing an increase of 0.4% in comparable terms. Reported sales from continuing operations grew by 2.3%.

Investor, Media

14.06.2019 09:00

May 2019

K Group’s own brand Pirkka chocolates and cocoa to contain certified cocoa only

Going forward, K Group will only accept cocoa and chocolates made from 100% sustainable origin cocoa for its Pirkka, K-Menu and Menu ranges.

Responsibility, Customer, Investor, Media

23.05.2019 09:13

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