59 news and releases

March 2023

Kesko is enhancing its biodiversity work – pilot project of FIBS and Sitra provided insight for setting nature targets

Beehives on store roofs, collaboration work to save endangered migratory fish, more sustainable soy and cotton – Kesko and K-retailers have been carrying out work to prevent biodiversity loss for a long time. Kesko aims to adopt a more systematic approach to its biodiversity work and set specific targets and indicators for the work in each division. Ideas for this were sought in a recently completed nature pilot involving various companies, FIBS and Sitra.

Responsibility, Company, Media

20.03.2023 10:16

Kesko receives international recognition for encouraging its 360 major suppliers to cut emissions

Kesko requires its major suppliers to set science-based emissions reduction targets by 2026. The global environmental organisation CDP named Kesko as a Supplier Engagement Leader in recognition of its exemplary encouragement of suppliers to take climate action.

Responsibility, Investor, Media

17.03.2023 08:30

Kesko’s sales grew in February

Kesko Group's sales totalled €881.7 million in February 2023, representing an increase of 4.1% in comparable terms.

Investor, Media

14.03.2023 08:00

Kesko’s comprehensive and renewed Annual Report describes the strategy’s targets and progress made

The annual reports that are published by companies in the spring make comparable information on the companies’ operations, financial results and strategic direction available to everyone. Kesko’s Annual Report 2022 presents the progress of its strategy, financial performance and sustainability work with comprehensive performance figures.

Responsibility, Company, Media

06.03.2023 12:39

Coffee grounds turned into Pirkka home gardening products

The new Pirkka Kaffe products that are now available at the gardening sections of K stores use coffee grounds that are generated at the Neste K service stations. Pirkka Kaffe gardening soil and Pirkka Kaffe growth nutrients are the products of K Group’s and Berner’s bold circular economy cooperation.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

02.03.2023 08:15

Kesko has completed the acquisition of Elektroskandia Norge AS

Kesko’s subsidiary Onninen has completed the acquisition of the Norwegian technical trade operator Elektroskandia Norge. The acquisition will strengthen Onninen’s position in technical trade in Norway, and further increases its growing role in the green transition. The acquisition also complements Onninen’s business in all current customer segments, and increases Onninen’s offering to the growing utility sector in Norway.

Investor, Media

02.03.2023 08:00

New convenience food made with discarded sweet peppers

The Hyvis product line, which is made with food that would otherwise go to waste, is complemented with the new vegan Hyvis sweet pepper and lentil soup. Adding products made with wasted food to the selection of K food stores is part of K Group’s actions to halve the amount of food waste.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

01.03.2023 08:15

February 2023

Kesko’s sales grew in January

Kesko Group's sales totalled €901.8 million in January 2023, an increase of 10.1% in comparable terms. The month had one delivery day more than the comparison period.

Investor, Media

14.02.2023 08:00

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