News

55 news and releases

October 2021

K Group achieves energy efficiency targets set for 2025 ahead of schedule with the help of various innovations

In 2017, K Group committed to reducing its energy consumption by 7.5% by the year 2025. Data now show that K Group has achieved the objective four years ahead of schedule.

Responsibility, Company, Media

07.10.2021 11:00

September 2021

Kesko’s sales grew in August

Kesko Group's sales totalled €971.8 million in August 2021, representing an increase of 9.7% on the previous year. In comparable terms, sales grew by 7.0%.

Investor, Media

14.09.2021 08:00

Hyvis glögi - Finland's first festive glögg drink made with waste apples from K Group's central warehouse

Products made from edible food waste are here to stay. This Christmas we will be able to enjoy the popular festive glögg drink sustainably. Hyvis glögi is made from cold-pressed waste apples from the K Group’s central warehouse. Products made from edible food waste are one aspect of the K Group’s active efforts to reduce food waste.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

10.09.2021 10:28

August 2021

Sustainable choices made easier: products made with Baltic herring added to the Pirkka and Pirkka Parhaat ranges

It is now even easier to make sustainable choices when buying fish. Three MSC-certified products made with Baltic herring caught in the Baltic Sea have been added to the Pirkka and Pirkka Parhaat fish selection. The Baltic herring products will arrive in K-stores in September.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

26.08.2021 10:46

Kesko’s sales grew in July

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%.

Investor, Media

13.08.2021 08:00

July 2021

All own brand Pirkka and K-Menu chocolate and cocoa products in our grocery stores now of sustainable origin

K Group published its Cocoa Policy in 2019, stating that all chocolate and cocoa used in its own brand products would be 100% of sustainable origin by the end of year 2020. The objective was achieved as planned, and now customers can more easily make sustainable choices at the grocery store.

Media

27.07.2021 10:18

Kesko to acquire Byggarnas Partner, a company serving professional builders in Sweden

Kesko will acquire Byggarnas Partner, thus strengthening its position in the Swedish building and home improvement trade market further, especially in the Stockholm area.

Investor, Media

23.07.2021 09:05

Trendy patterns for foodservice customers created in collaboration with Aalto students

The first set of PatternLab-created patterns can be seen on Kespro’s foodservice-tableware products in the spring of 2021.

Media

16.07.2021 13:00

What’s SUP? K Group well-prepared for the implementation of the new EU directive banning single-use plastics

People looking to buy disposable dishes for their summer picnic may be surprised by the lack of plastic options on store shelves. They may also come across a turtle label indicating that a product contains plastic, all thanks to the new EU SUP Directive, which enters into force this summer.

Media

14.07.2021 10:37

To top