55 news and releases

March 2021

K Group leads growth in the Finnish grocery trade – our market share grew for the fifth consecutive year in 2020

K Group was the only large operator in the Finnish grocery trade to increase its market share in 2020. K Group’s market share grew by 0.4 percentage points, and now stands at 36.9%. The year was particularly strong for the K-Citymarket chain, where sales growth clearly exceeded average market growth. The data comes from Nielsen’s Grocery Shop Directory, published today.

Investor, Media

23.03.2021 12:58

Kesko’s 2020 Annual Report is out – the report is full of useful information especially for investors

Kesko had a record year in 2020, as its sales grew and profitability improved significantly. In terms of sustainability, Kesko’s key actions included setting stricter climate targets, launching the Tracing Our Products website to increase the transparency of supply chains, and introducing a new nutritional value feature to the K-Ostokset service.

Responsibility, Company, Media

19.03.2021 09:20

Kesko’s comparable sales grew in February

Kesko Group's sales totalled €797.9 million in February 2021, representing an increase of 3.0% in comparable terms on the previous year.

Investor, Media

12.03.2021 08:00

Aiming for carbon neutrality, K Group is using artificial intelligence to improve the energy efficiency of its stores

K Group and EnerKey are carrying out a new pilot which uses artificial intelligence to identify opportunities to save energy at K-food stores. The first results indicate that artificial intelligence can help improve the energy efficiency of stores, by as much as thousands of megawatt hours per year. K Group believes that a similar approach could be used to achieve massive savings throughout society as a whole.

Responsibility, Company, Media

10.03.2021 14:35

February 2021

K Group strengthens its biodiversity efforts - new website published

Cocoa from Africa, soy from South America and palm oil from Indonesia – how does K Group ensure that the production of the products it sells does not harm the environment? K Group sees loss of biodiversity as a significant threat and will further strengthen its biodiversity work this year. Customers will be offered even more sustainable alternatives to choose from, such as products with responsibility certification, juices made using food waste products and recyclable packaging.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

26.02.2021 11:49

The year of the pandemic was a great year for bottle collection – customers returned 614 million cans and bottles to K-stores for recycling

The time that people spent at home, what they ate and drank, and remote working were all reflected in bottle collection figures. During the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, a record-breaking number of around 614 million deposit cans and bottles were returned to the reverse vending machines at K-food stores.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

16.02.2021 12:04

Kesko’s sales in January

Kesko Group's sales totalled €764.5 million in January 2021, representing a decrease of 3.3% in comparable terms on the previous year.

Investor, Media

12.02.2021 08:00

January 2021

The ‘Global 100’ list revealed – Kesko ranked the most sustainable grocery trade company in the world

Kesko has been ranked as the most sustainable grocery trade company in the world for the seventh year. The ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ list presents the world’s top 1% of sustainable companies based on a comprehensive sustainability assessment.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

25.01.2021 11:45

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