96 news and releases

February 2018

K Group removed the environmentally harmful microbeads from the Pirkka cosmetic products

Cosmetic products often use small microbeads that are able to pass through wastewater treatment facilities to water bodies. Microplastics are a risk to water bodies and elsewhere in the environment due to their longevity. In 2017, K Group fulfilled its commitment and eliminated microbeads from the Pirkka cosmetic products. This action was one of the actions taken by the K Group to reduce plastic waste.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

06.02.2018 14:57

Five innovative methods used by K Group to reduce plastic waste

Plastic causes problems when it ends up in water bodies and elsewhere in the environment. K Group is actively developing completely new types of operational models in order to reduce plastic waste. Read on for five innovative methods that K Group used to reduce plastic waste in 2017.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

06.02.2018 14:51

The popularity of vegan products is growing in Finland – Pirkka range to have 16 new plant-based products

There has been an increase of vegan products in Finnish shopping baskets in 2017. The number of plant-based Pirkka products grew with 16 new products last year, and now there are already over a hundred products.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

02.02.2018 11:03

January 2018

Pirkka ESSI circular bags have been a successful step towards a circular economy

It has been a year since ESSI, the first Finnish carrier bag for a circular economy, was introduced in stores. Made from plastics recycled by households, Pirkka ESSI circular bags give shoppers an alternative to recycled plastic bags. K-Group actively promotes the recycling and reuse of plastics and seeks new ways to prevent plastics from ending up in waterways and elsewhere in the natural environment.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

26.01.2018 10:19

Kesko and Oriola open the first Hehku

The first Hehku wellbeing stores will open tomorrow at the Forum shopping centre in Helsinki and in Koivukylä, Vantaa. The goal is to create the biggest nationwide chain of stores specialising in wellbeing, with a total of 100 Hehkus opening in upcoming years. The online store at will also launch tomorrow, making Hehku’s selections available everywhere in Finland.


24.01.2018 12:00

Kesko again ranks the most sustainable trading sector company in the world

Kesko has been ranked 31st on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list, and as the most sustainable trading sector company in the world. Kesko is the only Finnish company to be included in the list every year since it was established in 2005.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

23.01.2018 10:30

Pink Ribbon collection at K-food stores exceeds expectations – nearly 450,000 euros donated

K-food stores collected nearly 450,000 euros for the Finnish Cancer Foundation’s 2017 Pink Ribbon (Roosa nauha) campaign. The sum will go towards the development of more effective breast cancer treatments in Finland.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

04.01.2018 14:14

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