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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

Kesko has completed the acquisition of Fresks Group in Sweden

Kesko Group company K-rauta AB has completed the acquisition of Fresks Group from Litorina, Oscarson Invest and the group’s management. Fresks Group is a significant operator in the Swedish builders’ merchant business and the biggest member of the XL Bygg chain. The acquisition will significantly strengthen Kesko’s market position in Sweden, especially in the growing professional builders customer segment.

Investor, Media

17.05.2019 12:15

K-Supermarket Ratina first store in Tampere to offer reusable shared shopping bags

Shoppers in Tampere now have a new sustainable alternative for carrying their groceries.

Media

10.05.2019 08:59

Determined actions to increase the responsibility of mywear clothes

When buying clothes that have been made on the other side of the world, do you find yourself wondering if you can trust that they have been manufactured responsibly? Ensuring responsible supply chains is important for K Group and we work hard towards it. With global clothes manufacturing mostly concentrated in Asia, we pay special attention to improving working conditions in Asian factories.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

06.05.2019 15:46

K Charge fast charging subject to a fee from May onwards – new K Charge app for electric car drivers

The charging of electric cars at K Group’s fast charging points will become subject to a fee from 2 May onwards, with the customers also accumulating K-Plussa loyalty points in the process. K Group has also introduced a new K Charge mobile app to make the electric car charging process go smoother. Drivers of electric cars have welcomed K Group’s own network of charging stations: more than one million kilometres have already been driven on Finnish roads this year powered by renewable electricity from the K Charge network.

Customer, Media

06.05.2019 12:38

Cheering, music and friends by the basketball court − Finnish Basketball Association and K Group continue their close cooperation

The cooperation, which focuses on encouraging children to exercise, organises a tour of street basketball events around Finland for primary school children. The tour, which is called Pirkka Street Basket, started again on Friday 3 May in Helsinki and this year will travel as far as Kemijärvi, which is further north than ever before. The cooperation has already helped to encourage 66,000 children to exercise.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

03.05.2019 14:52

April 2019

“This is our last chance to wake up to climate action!”

The Earth’s future is under threat, and we need climate actions now. Matti Kalervo, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at K Group, is dealing with big issues.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Investor, Company, Media

26.04.2019 10:18

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