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March 2024

Kespro to partner with Helsinki at 2024 MICHELIN Guide Ceremony Nordic Countries

The latest Nordic restaurants to receive MICHELIN Stars or MICHELIN Green Stars will be announced in Helsinki on 27 May 2024.

Media

27.03.2024 11:40

Pensioners most active in bringing their own bag to the grocery store

According to K Group’s survey, most customers bring their own bag to the grocery store, but plastic bags are bought during unplanned visits. Finland seeks to reduce the consumption of plastic bags through the plastic bag agreement to which K Group is also committed. Families with children buy the most shopping bags, whereas pensioners are the most active users of their own bags. The respondents considered eco-friendliness the most significant reason for using their own bags.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

21.03.2024 07:35

Sami Kiiski appointed as President of Kesko’s building and technical trade division and a member of Group Management Board

Sami Kiiski appointed as President of Kesko’s building and technical trade division and a member of Group Management Board, and Johanna Ali appointed as acting President of the car trade division and a member of Group Management Board.

Investor, Company, Media

20.03.2024 09:00

Kesko collaborates with Fairtrade to tackle the challenges of the wild berry industry in Finland

Fairtrade Finland has initiated a pilot project in collaboration with several companies, repsesenting the entire supply chain of the wild berry industry. The aim of the pilot project is to create local certification criteria for wild berries to tackle the challenges related to the berry picking industry in Finland.

Media

07.03.2024 07:45

February 2024

Kesko’s sales in January

Kesko’s sales in January 2024 totalled €894.8 million, representing a decrease of 0.8%.

Investor, Media

14.02.2024 08:00

January 2024

Kesko has completed the acquisition of the Danish builders’ merchant Davidsen

Kesko has completed the acquisition of the Danish builders’ merchant Davidsen Koncernen A/S. The acquisition marks Kesko’s first step into the Danish market and gives it a solid foothold in the local building materials market. It also advances Kesko’s objective to strengthen its market position in Northern Europe.

Investor, Media

31.01.2024 12:30

Kesko continues to grow its grocery store site network, opening new K-Citymarket hypermarkets in Kuopio and Lempäälä

Kesko continues to grow and update its network of grocery store sites in line with its growth strategy by opening new K-Citymarket hypermarket stores in Haapaniemi, Kuopio and the Ideapark shopping centre in Lempäälä near Tampere. The sales of Kesko’s K-Citymarket hypermarkets have been growing significantly, and the hypermarkets have a crucial impact on the profitability and market share of Kesko’s grocery store business.

Investor, Media

30.01.2024 08:15

Kesko to discontinue operating Neste K service stations

Kesko will discontinue operating the Neste K service stations, as the role of grocery trade at the stations has diminished. Kesko currently handles the grocery trade operations and additional services at the Neste K stations. The aim is for the station services to continue as Neste services. The changes will not impact the rest of Neste’s network of stations or services offered there.   

Investor, Media

23.01.2024 10:00

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