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April 2022

K Group is committed to halving its food waste – and bringing to stores the first convenience food made from ingredients that would otherwise be lost or wasted

K Group’s goal is to halve its food waste by 2030. Achieving this ambitious goal requires continuous development, which includes ideas stemming from the circular economy concept, such as products made from otherwise wasted food. The Hyvis product line, which currently makes use of otherwise wasted food, is complemented with a new convenience food: the Hyvis tomato and cheese soup, which is made with tomatoes discarded at K Group’s central warehouse and Juustoportti’s surplus cheese.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

22.04.2022 08:27

Kesko’s sales grew in March

Kesko Group's sales totalled €1,085.8 million in March 2022, representing an increase of 6.1% on the previous year. In comparable terms, sales grew by 5.6%.

Investor, Media

19.04.2022 08:00

March 2022

K Group, Fortum and Kekkilä create a backyard composter made from plastic packaging recycled by households

Households are increasingly recycling plastic, which makes it possible to innovate new products to be sold at stores. K-Rauta has added to its selection a backyard composter created by three Finnish operators. Made from recycled plastic, the composter is a prime example of the circular economy.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

31.03.2022 10:14

A separate shelf for discounted food found in more and more K-food stores – The Sales of red-flagged expiring products grew by 12% last year

K Group reached its target of decreasing food waste by 13% from the 2016 level by 2021. In addition to systematic selection management, K-stores’ innovative solutions, such as loss-preventing discount shelves and the increasing amount of products that make use of food that would otherwise be wasted, as well as the popularity of red-flagged discounted products, played important roles in reaching the target.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

29.03.2022 09:37

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