52 news and releases

July 2021

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.


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.


14.07.2021 10:37

Kesko's comparable sales continued to grow in June

Kesko Group's sales totalled €1,073.7 million in June 2021, representing an increase of 10.4% in comparable terms on the previous year.

Investor, Media

14.07.2021 08:00

K-food stores to install electronic shelf labels – the discarded datastrips could add up to 500 km of plastic to be recycled

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 turned into new plastic products.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

05.07.2021 12:51

June 2021

Decisions have been reached in the codetermination negotiations concerning Kesko’s car trade division

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 Kesko’s car trade business, some 1,360 people in total. As a result of the negotiations, 130 positions will be terminated at this stage.

Investor, Media

30.06.2021 14:00

K Group strengthens its market-leading position in Finnish online grocery by investing tens of millions of euros in collection automation – builds the first partially-automated collection system

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-leading position. The first partially-automated collection system in a grocery store in Finland will be located in the Helsinki metropolitan area, where online grocery sales volumes are now at a level that enables more extensive utilisation of automation.

Investor, Company, Media

22.06.2021 08:45

Investing €120 million in store network this year – K Group revamps its grocery stores based on tailored store-specific business ideas

K Group is investing heavily in updating its stores: in 2021, investments in the store network will total €120 million. In grocery stores, the investment focus is on tailored store-specific business ideas that complement the competitive advantages of the store chains. The latest store to undergo an overhaul is K-Citymarket Tammisto in Vantaa. Each store update sets the bar higher, with K Group’s grocery stores constantly introducing exciting innovations to the Finnish retail scene.


18.06.2021 12:36

Simple and clear instructions for sorting and recycling to be included on the packaging of K Group’s own brand Pirkka, Pirkka Parhaat and K-Menu products

K Group is updating the sorting and recycling instructions on the packaging of all its Pirkka, Pirkka Parhaat and K-Menu own brand grocery products. The new instructions will replace the current symbols used.


18.06.2021 08:28

Kesko’s comparable sales grew in May

Kesko Group's sales totalled €1,002.6 million in May 2021, representing an increase of 14.5% in comparable terms on the previous year.

Investor, Media

14.06.2021 19:30

K Group increases the use of Finnish wind power substantially – share of K Group’s electricity purchases to rise to 20%

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.

Responsibility, Company, Media

04.06.2021 09:00

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