50 news and releases

June 2024

K Group to provide information on origin and route of popular canned goods to K-stores

By far the most popular canned fruit at K-stores is canned pineapple, an affordable product that is suitable for many dishes. A QR code will be added to Pirkka and K-Menu pineapple cans so that K-store customers will be able to learn about the origin and route of the product already at the store.

Responsibility, Media

06.06.2024 08:34

May 2024

Kesko to electrify its grocery trade logistics through an investment of nearly €10 million

Kesko plans to gradually increase the number of electric vehicles used for transport and deliveries in its grocery trade business to some 200 EVs by 2030. EV charging points for heavy vehicles will be built in all Kesko’s grocery trade logistics centres within the next few years. Kesko expects EV transports to reduce emissions significantly while improving efficiency. The total investment will amount to nearly €10 million.

Responsibility, Company, Media

23.05.2024 16:44

The new selection of Pirkka Fairtrade flowers for special occasions was created in response to customer wishes

The range of Pirkka Fairtrade flowers is being expanded with a selection of flowers for special occasions that can be pre-ordered. Large quantities of single-coloured flowers that have been requested by customers for decorating summer parties can now be pre-ordered this summer. All flowers in the selection are Pirkka Fairtrade flowers. In 2023, almost EUR 320,000 was paid in Fairtrade premiums to the farmers of the Fairtrade flowers sold at K-food stores for community-building purposes.

Responsibility, Company, Media

22.05.2024 08:49

A third life for plastic: new cleaning products made from K-stores’ waste cut-flower buckets

K Group is one of the biggest sellers of flowers in Finland, and as many as 600,000 buckets that are used for cut-flowers accumulate in stores every year. In a collaboration recently launched between K Group, Lassila & Tikanoja and Sinituote, the discarded buckets will now be processed into a raw material that is used to make new cleaning products. The new range of SINI cleaning products is now available at K-Citymarket and K-Rauta stores.

Responsibility, Media

06.05.2024 08:05

April 2024

March 2024

Kespro to partner with Helsinki at 2024 MICHELIN Guide Ceremony Nordic Countries

The latest Nordic restaurants to receive MICHELIN Stars or MICHELIN Green Stars will be announced in Helsinki on 27 May 2024.


27.03.2024 11:40

Pensioners most active in bringing their own bag to the grocery store

According to K Group’s survey, most customers bring their own bag to the grocery store, but plastic bags are bought during unplanned visits. Finland seeks to reduce the consumption of plastic bags through the plastic bag agreement to which K Group is also committed. Families with children buy the most shopping bags, whereas pensioners are the most active users of their own bags. The respondents considered eco-friendliness the most significant reason for using their own bags.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

21.03.2024 07:35

Sami Kiiski appointed as President of Kesko’s building and technical trade division and a member of Group Management Board

Sami Kiiski appointed as President of Kesko’s building and technical trade division and a member of Group Management Board, and Johanna Ali appointed as acting President of the car trade division and a member of Group Management Board.

Investor, Company, Media

20.03.2024 09:00

Kesko collaborates with Fairtrade to tackle the challenges of the wild berry industry in Finland

Fairtrade Finland has initiated a pilot project in collaboration with several companies, repsesenting the entire supply chain of the wild berry industry. The aim of the pilot project is to create local certification criteria for wild berries to tackle the challenges related to the berry picking industry in Finland.


07.03.2024 07:45

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