Kesko Group's sales totalled €954.6 million in July 2021, representing an increase of 8.3% on the previous year. In comparable terms, sales grew by 6.2%.
In Vantaa, at K-citymarket Tammisto, customers can charge their vehicles with solar energy. Electricity for the store’s charging points is produced by Finland’s largest property-specific solar utility on the roof of K-citymarket Tammisto.
"The recharging times of vehicles vary slightly, which is due to their different charging capacities. The chargers' maximum charging rate is 3 x 32A, which means that at best, a travel distance of nearly 100 kilometres is possible from a one-hour charge", says Engineering Manager Jari Suuronen.
There is a space reserved for a charging point, or a charging point is built in all of the K-Group’s new building and renovation projects. Kesko's partner in the charging system implementation is Plugit Finland Oy.
Neste K service station, Teiskontie
Neste K service station, Kirri
Electronic shelf labels will be introduced in all K-Citymarkets and K-Supermarkets this year. The electronic shelf labels will improve efficiency, minimise price errors and save paper. The datastrips that will no longer be needed will be recycled and...
KESKO INVESTOR NEWS 30.6.2021 AT 14.00 Codetermination negotiations were initiated in Kesko’s car trade division in May. The objective was to increase operational efficiency, profitability, and sales. The negotiations concerned the whole personnel of...
K Group is investing tens of millions of euros in upcoming years in automating the collection of online grocery orders. The objective is to improve customer experience further while ensuring more efficient processes and an even stronger market-leadin...
K Group is increasing its purchases of Finnish wind power. K Group has signed an agreement to purchase annually some 50 GWh of electricity generated in a wind farm to be built in Northern Ostrobothnia, starting in 2023.
In 2016, K Group launched its ‘Thank the Producer’ operating model, in which consumers in K Group grocery stores can choose to buy products that pay an additional sum to their Finnish producers. The total sum has since risen to nearly €5.5 million.
The reduction in food waste generated in K-food stores last year was attributable to various factors: demand grew during the pandemic, while K Group also took active measures and K-retailers came up with innovative solutions to minimise food waste. T...
Riikka Joukio joined Kesko’s Group Management Board on 12 April as she began work as the Executive Vice President in charge of corporate responsibility and public affairs. Before joining Kesko, she worked at Metsä Group, most recently as Senior Vice ...
The tendency to favour domestic products is a global phenomenon in which Finland rises to the top, as Finns prefer domestic products more than average. At K Group, we work hard to ensure the good availability of Finnish products in both our grocery a...
Where does the tuna sold in K Group stores come from and is it sustainably caught? K Group is adding QR codes to its canned Pirkka and K Menu tuna products to enable customers to check the origin of the products at the store. The first tuna products ...
K Group continues investments in its K Charge network in 2021, with focus on high power charging (HPC) stations. K Charge is the biggest fast charging network for electric vehicles in Finland, and K Group will build 20 new K Charge stations before th...