87 news and releases

December 2019

K Group’s new energy recycling system revolutionises energy economy for food stores

Real estate accounts for over 30% of emissions in Finland. K Group and Granlund have developed an energy recycling model for K-food stores that can reduce heat consumption by as much as 95%, turning a property almost carbon neutral in terms of energy. The reduction in emissions corresponds to the annual carbon dioxide emissions of a municipality of nearly 7,000 people. Motiva awarded the system today with a ‘Vuoden Energianerokas 2019’ recognition.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

13.12.2019 13:31

Changes in K Group’s packaging cut plastic consumption by over 100 tonnes per year

During 2019, K Group has been making changes to the packaging of its own brand products, significantly reducing the amount of plastic. The change in the packaging of Pirkka mini plum tomatoes alone will save 45 tonnes of plastic per year, equal to 2.1 million plastic bags. The changes to packaging are one of the ways in which K Group is implementing its plastics policy to reduce the single use of plastics and promote circular economy.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

13.12.2019 13:18

November 2019

Finland’s fastest IONITY electric car charging stations now open in Lahti and Hämeenlinna

IONITY and K Group have today, Friday 22 November, opened high-power charging (HPC) stations for electric cars at Neste K Karisto in Lahti and K-Citymarket Tiiriö in Hämeenlinna to serve drivers on Highway 3 and Highway 4. The stations offer the fastest charging in Finland, with up to seven times the charging capacity of current fast charging points. The first of the three IONITY HPC stations in Finland opened in Paimio on 31 October.

Customer, Company, Media

22.11.2019 14:45

Market Court to review Kesko’s acquisition of Heinon Tukku

In May, Kesko announced that it had agreed to acquire the wholesaler Heinon Tukku Oy from the family-owned company Tukkuheino Oy and private individuals, and noted that the acquisition was subject to approval by the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority and the fulfilment of the other terms and conditions of the transaction. Today, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority proposed to the Market Court that the transaction be prohibited. The proceedings will continue in the Market Court.

Investor, Media

18.11.2019 16:10

Kesko’s Annual Report wins the Human Rights category of the Finnish sustainability reporting competition

Long-term work for human rights and extensive reporting saw Kesko win the Human Rights category of this year’s sustainability reporting competition. Kesko’s report also ranked among the Top 11 in the two other competition categories, Climate Change and Value Creation, as well as the overall competition.

Responsibility, Careers, Investor, Company, Media

15.11.2019 12:40

Kesko’s sales grew in October

The sales of Kesko Group’s continuing operations in October 2019 totalled €993.5 million, representing an increase of 2.5% in comparable terms. Reported sales from continuing operations grew by 4.8%.

Investor, Media

14.11.2019 09:00

K-Citymarket Järvenpää wins IGD Award for Store of the Year 2019

K-Citymarket Järvenpää has won the IGD Award for Store of the Year, a prestigious international industry recognition.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Investor, Company, Media

08.11.2019 09:24

October 2019

IONITY and K Group open Finland’s fastest electric car charging station today in Paimio

Finland’s fastest and most efficient electric car charging station has opened at Neste K Paimio today, Thursday 31 October. IONITY and K Group offer electric car drivers high-power charging points that are up to seven times as efficient as current fast charging points. Drivers on the Turku-Helsinki motorway and in Southwest Finland can charge their electric vehicles at the new high-power charging (HPC) station around the clock. Three IONITY HPC stations in total will open in Finland.


31.10.2019 16:37

Little Big Deed: Alpaca Power!

"Making others happy energises me too". K-Market retailer Virpi Sten spreads joy by visiting nursing homes and kindergartens with her alpacas.

Responsibility, Media

21.10.2019 11:46

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