14 news and releases

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

April 2024

March 2024

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

January 2024

November 2023

Hyvis soup is the winner of the Food and Beverage category in the Most Sustainable Product in Finland competition

Hyvis sweet pepper and lentil soup was selected the winner of the Food and Beverage category in the Most Sustainable Product in Finland competition. The vegan convenience food made using sweet peppers that would otherwise go to waste was developed in cooperation between K Group and Juustoportti’s Kasvisgalleria. Developing food waste products is part of K Group’s activities to halve the amount of food waste.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

03.11.2023 07:15

October 2023

From clothing to raw material – K Group’s discarded workwear is given a new life as fibre

Discarded workwear is now recycled at K Group and converted into a new raw material for textiles. In a circular economy cooperation project with Touchpoint and Rester, discarded workwear will be recycled into fibre. Potential uses for the fibre are currently being sought in K Group’s own operations. In the future, an outfit worn by a salesperson at a K-store may end up as raw material for an interior decoration product or a new piece of clothing. The stores included in the cooperation have more than 20,000 employees, so a considerable amount of workwear is consumed.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

18.10.2023 00:00

September 2023

Five methods that grocery stores use to prevent food waste – the popularity of red-flagged products is still growing

Grocery stores combat food waste and invest in its prevention in many ways. Customers of K-food stores can now contribute to reducing food waste by purchasing products made with food that would otherwise have been wasted, such as fruit and vegetable boxes and bread bags. At the same time, the popularity of red-flagged products continues to grow, and a variety of products made with potential waste food can now be found on store shelves. Biogas from inedible waste food is used in processes such as the production of Pirkka Amppari ice cream.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

08.09.2023 08:30

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