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54 news and releases

September 2021

Kesko’s sales grew in August

Kesko Group's sales totalled €971.8 million in August 2021, representing an increase of 9.7% on the previous year. In comparable terms, sales grew by 7.0%.

Investor, Media

14.09.2021 08:00

August 2021

Kesko’s sales grew in July

Kesko Group's sales totalled €954.6 million in July 2021, representing an increase of 8.3% on the previous year. In comparable terms, sales grew by 6.2%.

Investor, Media

13.08.2021 08:00

July 2021

All own brand Pirkka and K-Menu chocolate and cocoa products in our grocery stores now of sustainable origin

K Group published its Cocoa Policy in 2019, stating that all chocolate and cocoa used in its own brand products would be 100% of sustainable origin by the end of year 2020. The objective was achieved as planned, and now customers can more easily make sustainable choices at the grocery store.


27.07.2021 10:18

Kesko to acquire Byggarnas Partner, a company serving professional builders in Sweden

Kesko will acquire Byggarnas Partner, thus strengthening its position in the Swedish building and home improvement trade market further, especially in the Stockholm area.

Investor, Media

23.07.2021 09:05

Trendy patterns for foodservice customers created in collaboration with Aalto students

The first set of PatternLab-created patterns can be seen on Kespro’s foodservice-tableware products in the spring of 2021.


16.07.2021 13:00

What’s SUP? K Group well-prepared for the implementation of the new EU directive banning single-use plastics

People looking to buy disposable dishes for their summer picnic may be surprised by the lack of plastic options on store shelves. They may also come across a turtle label indicating that a product contains plastic, all thanks to the new EU SUP Directive, which enters into force this summer.


14.07.2021 10:37

Kesko's comparable sales continued to grow in June

Kesko Group's sales totalled €1,073.7 million in June 2021, representing an increase of 10.4% in comparable terms on the previous year.

Investor, Media

14.07.2021 08:00

K-food stores to install electronic shelf labels – the discarded datastrips could add up to 500 km of plastic to be recycled

Electronic shelf labels will be introduced in all K-Citymarkets and K-Supermarkets this year. The electronic shelf labels will improve efficiency, minimise price errors and save paper. The datastrips that will no longer be needed will be recycled and turned into new plastic products.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

05.07.2021 12:51

June 2021

Decisions have been reached in the codetermination negotiations concerning Kesko’s car trade division

KESKO INVESTOR NEWS 30.6.2021 AT 14.00 Codetermination negotiations were initiated in Kesko’s car trade division in May. The objective was to increase operational efficiency, profitability, and sales. The negotiations concerned the whole personnel of Kesko’s car trade business, some 1,360 people in total. As a result of the negotiations, 130 positions will be terminated at this stage.

Investor, Media

30.06.2021 14:00

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