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October 2020

K Group continues to strengthen its technology partner landscape

As part of its growth strategy and focus on providing its customers with the best digital solutions, Kesko has signed a set of collaboration agreements with carefully selected technology companies. Through the updated partner ecosystem, K Group continues the concentration of its ICT services to fewer partners and strives for more strategic collaborations.

Investor, Company, Media

22.10.2020 13:00

July 2020

Half year financial report 1-6/2020: Record Q2 result

Profitability improved thanks to fast response to exceptional circumstances and well-functioning strategy.

Investor, Company, Media

23.07.2020 13:00

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

May 2020

Kesko’s investor website ranked 2nd best among Finnish large caps

Kesko’s investor web pages were ranked 2nd best among Finnish large cap listed companies in the annual competition organised by the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion and the Finnish Society of Financial Analysts. The competition assessed the Finnish-language investor websites of all Finnish listed companies in four categories: large cap, mid cap, small cap and First North.

Investor, Company, Media

26.05.2020 15:28

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

K Group raises climate goals to a new level: carbon neutral by 2025, zero emissions by 2030

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the exceptional circumstances it has brought about, K Group continues to focus on its climate efforts, striving to become carbon neutral by 2025. We will systematically reduce emissions to reach zero emissions from our own operations and transports by year 2030.

Responsibility, Careers, Investor, Company, Media

12.05.2020 12:00

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

K Group increases its renewable electricity production sixfold by committing to Finnish wind power

K Group will increase its share of renewable electricity by committing to purchasing wind power from a new wind farm to be built in Finland for the next 15 years. This will increase K Group’s own renewable energy production sixfold by the end of 2022.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

08.04.2020 09:30

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