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88 news and releases

July 2020

Kesko strengthens its position in Norway – acquires building and home improvement trade operator Carlsen Fritzøe Handel

Kesko Corporation's subsidiary Byggmakker Handel AS has agreed to acquire Carlsen Fritzøe Handel AS, a Norwegian operator in the building and home improvement trade with net sales of approximately €201 million in 2019. The acquisition strengthens Kesko’s position in one of the most attractive geographic areas in Norway, the Oslo fjord region, where the Carlsen Fritzøe Handel network of 25 stores highly complements the Byggmakker store network. This transaction is the fourth Kesko has made in line with its growth strategy in Norway in two years to accelerate its growth and strengthen its position in the Norwegian building and home improvement market.

Investor, Company, Media

08.07.2020 10:00

Ensuring safe shopping conditions continues to be top priority for stores

Throughout spring, special attention has been paid to ensuring the safety of grocery shopping amidst the epidemic. K Group has designed safety measures in cooperation with experts, utilising the latest research information. Ensuring the safety of both personnel and customers is vital for K Group so that people can trust that shopping is safe. Strict safety measures and hygiene practices have become the new standard for stores.

Media

02.07.2020 09:56

K-Supermarket store sets up own beehives to produce honey

K Group collaborates in projects that promote biodiversity. One good example is the work done for pollinators in Akaa, southern Finland, where a local K-Supermarket hosts beehives that produce honey that to be sold at the store.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

02.07.2020 09:40

June 2020

Kesko’s sales in May

The sales of Kesko Group’s continuing operations in May 2020 totalled €936.0 million, representing a decrease of 3.9%. In comparable terms, sales decreased by 3.3%.

Investor, Media

16.06.2020 10:10

The Association for Finnish Work and K Group join forces to promote Finnish work – over 100 companies to take part in a national campaign

K Group’s grocery stores and K-Rauta building and home improvement stores, the Association for Finnish Work, more than 100 Finnish food and home and speciality goods companies, Ruokatieto yhdistys ry and the Finnish Horticultural Products Society are joining forces for a nationwide campaign to encourage Finns to buy more Finnish products to ensure work for Finns and support the Finnish economy.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

04.06.2020 14:43

Ham Trick campaign broke its record again – nearly 200,000 households recycled their waste fat from Christmas hams

The Ham Trick campaign again broke a new record last Christmas, this time around encouraging nearly 200,000 Finnish households to recycle their waste Christmas ham fat. A staggering 58,500 kilos of fat was collected during the campaign, and it was used to make enough renewable Neste MY diesel to fuel 19 trips around the globe.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

04.06.2020 14:42

May 2020

K Group part of the “Enter 2020” campaign of Finnish organisations aiming to ensure a safe return to a more normal everyday life

The Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) and ten leading Finnish companies are joining forces to try and help Finland return to a more normal life as safely as possible. The “Enter 2020” campaign by EK and the organisations will gather best practices for safe work, shopping, healthcare appointments, using public transport and many other areas of life on a shared public platform.

Media

27.05.2020 10:27

Kesko’s investor website ranked 2nd best among Finnish large caps

Kesko’s investor web pages were ranked 2nd best among Finnish large cap listed companies in the annual competition organised by the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion and the Finnish Society of Financial Analysts. The competition assessed the Finnish-language investor websites of all Finnish listed companies in four categories: large cap, mid cap, small cap and First North.

Investor, Company, Media

26.05.2020 15:28

K Group, Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Filterpak to launch the production of civilian face masks in Finland – first batch of masks available in K Group stores in early June

Gradual reopening of the Finnish society requires active measures to ensure people’s safety. K Group, Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Filterpak are launching the production of so-called civilian face masks in Finland. The first batch of the masks should be ready at the end of May and available for consumers at K Group stores in early June.

Customer, Company, Media

15.05.2020 15:20

Kesko’s sales in April

The sales of Kesko Group’s continuing operations in April 2020 totalled €902.0 million, representing a decrease of 2.5%. In comparable terms, sales decreased by 2.1%.

Investor, Media

15.05.2020 08:00

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