60 news and releases

May 2023

Solar panels go mainstream in Finland: both B2B and B2C customers now shopping for solar power systems

The impact of the green transition can be seen in the figures for Kesko’s technical wholesale subsidiary Onninen: as the biggest importer of solar power systems in Finland, Onninen saw its related sales quadruple in 2022. Moreover, the sales of solar power products have yet to peak. Meanwhile, consumers shopping at our K-Rauta building and home improvement stores are also showing increased interest in solar power, thanks to the rise in energy costs and more affordable solar panel prices.

Responsibility, Company, Media

05.05.2023 00:00

April 2023

K Group’s health targets are moving forward: more than 30 Pirkka products already carry the Heart Symbol

Making heart-friendly yet affordable choices at the grocery store will be easier once the Heart Symbol is added to familiar Pirkka products. To date, almost a hundred Pirkka products have been granted the right to use the Heart Symbol, and the symbol has already been added to the packaging of more than 30 products. K Group is committed to facilitating choices that promote wellbeing by setting health targets and making nutrition commitments.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

24.04.2023 07:30

Kesko’s sales in March

Kesko Group's sales in March 2023 totalled €1,100.5 million, representing an increase of 0.4% in comparable terms.

Investor, Media

18.04.2023 08:00

Invitation to Kesko’s Q1 interim report briefing on 28 April 2023

A stock exchange release concerning Kesko's financial statements for January-March 2023 will be published on Friday, 28 April 2023, at around 8.00 am (EET/EEST).

Investor, Media

11.04.2023 14:30

Various Kesko functions reorganised as a result of change negotiations – offering new positions to personnel members helped to reduce the number of redundancies

Kesko carried out three sets of change negotiations this winter, with the objective of reorganising operations and units to better correspond to changes in the company’s operating environment and customer behaviour.


06.04.2023 14:54

March 2023

Kesko is enhancing its biodiversity work – pilot project of FIBS and Sitra provided insight for setting nature targets

Beehives on store roofs, collaboration work to save endangered migratory fish, more sustainable soy and cotton – Kesko and K-retailers have been carrying out work to prevent biodiversity loss for a long time. Kesko aims to adopt a more systematic approach to its biodiversity work and set specific targets and indicators for the work in each division. Ideas for this were sought in a recently completed nature pilot involving various companies, FIBS and Sitra.

Responsibility, Company, Media

20.03.2023 10:16

Kesko receives international recognition for encouraging its 360 major suppliers to cut emissions

Kesko requires its major suppliers to set science-based emissions reduction targets by 2026. The global environmental organisation CDP named Kesko as a Supplier Engagement Leader in recognition of its exemplary encouragement of suppliers to take climate action.

Responsibility, Investor, Media

17.03.2023 08:30

Kesko’s sales grew in February

Kesko Group's sales totalled €881.7 million in February 2023, representing an increase of 4.1% in comparable terms.

Investor, Media

14.03.2023 08:00

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