53 news and releases

June 2022

Kesko’s sales grew in May

Kesko Group's sales totalled €1,079.2 million in May 2022, representing an increase of 7.6% on the previous year. In comparable terms, sales grew by 7.6%.

Investor, Media

14.06.2022 08:00

K Group makes healthy choices easier by introducing the Heart Symbol to Pirkka and Pirkka Parhaat products

K Group intends to add the Heart Symbol, granted by the Finnish Heart Association, to approximately 200 existing Pirkka and Pirkka Parhaat products. The Heart Symbol is granted to products that are a healthier choice in a specific product category. The action is related to K Group’s goal to make it as easy as possible for customers to make healthy food choices.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

13.06.2022 14:52

Kesko tightens its sourcing policies in an effort to prevent deforestation – new policy set for the sustainable production of coffee and tea

In an effort to prevent deforestation and loss of biodiversity, Kesko has updated its sourcing policies. According to its new ‘No deforestation policy’, Kesko will only accept in its own brand selections wood, paper, palm oil, soy, cocoa, coffee and tea that have been produced 100% sustainably.

Responsibility, Media

13.06.2022 14:44

May 2022

K-Citymarket Lohja is holding a community work event for promoting biodiversity by replacing rugosa roses with endemic plants

Last year, K-Citymarket Lohja removed rugosa rose bushes from an area of thousands of square metres on the shop grounds. On Thursday 19 May, there will be a community work event to plant endemic plants in place of this invasive species. This is intended to advance biodiversity and encourage pollinators to find the area.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

25.05.2022 13:09

K Group’s grocery trade market share 36.6% in 2021 – leading operator in online grocery

K Group’s share of the Finnish grocery trade market totalled 36.6% in 2021. The biggest growth was seen in our K-Citymarket hypermarket chain, where sales were up by 3.9% compared to 2020. It was also the chain that was best able to grow its sales organically without new additions to the chain store network. In online grocery, K Group estimates it was the market leader with a market share of approximately 45%. The data is based on Nielsen’s Grocery Shop Directory published today.


19.05.2022 16:14

Kesko’s sales grew in April

Kesko Group's sales totalled €998.7 million in April 2022, representing an increase of 3.1% on the previous year. In comparable terms, sales grew by 2.5%.

Investor, Media

13.05.2022 08:00

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

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