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50 news and releases

August 2023

Warehouse worker Elias onboards new arrivals as an instructor and knows what it takes to succeed on the job

Elias Tölli works at K Group’s central warehouse in Hakkila, Vantaa. He has been a warehouse worker for 13 years and enjoys his work. As part of the job, he welcomes and onboards new employees, and knows what it takes to excel in warehouse work.

Careers

04.08.2023 11:03

AI for the shopping cart – a Data Scientist transforms data into everyday customer innovations

Matias Tiainen, 28, loves numbers and solving mathematical problems. In his work as a Data Scientist, he gets to apply artificial intelligence to business as one of K Group’s 500 IT and digital experts.

Careers

04.08.2023 10:58

July 2023

Kesko’s sales in June

Kesko Group's sales in June 2023 totalled €1,101.9 million, representing an increase of 1.3%.

Investor, Media

14.07.2023 08:00

Caps increasingly remain attached to beverage containers – changes due to regulations are visible in packaging and sorting

Customers buying beverage products may be surprised to find that the cap no longer comes completely off the carton or bottle. The reason for this are the new requirements that are now visible in the everyday life of consumers in Finland. At the same time, amendments to the Waste Act make the more varied sorting of waste possible for an increasing number of people. The first changes to beverage containers have already been initiated at K Group. At the same time, written sorting instructions found on the packaging make sorting easier at homes.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

04.07.2023 07:15

Kesko’s EV charging network to add 100 new stations and more than double the number of HPC points as demand for high-power charging surges

K-Lataus, the EV charging network by Kesko’s car trade business K-Auto, will comprise over 300 charging stations across Finland by the end of this year, with nearly 1,800 charging points. K-Auto is also upping the charging capacity of 50 of its existing K-Lataus stations. Charging at K-Lataus stations more than doubled in the first half of this year compared to 2022.

Media

01.07.2023 12:07

June 2023

Finland’s most popular app will show how well your purchases meet Finnish nutrition recommendations

A new feature designed to support wellbeing will be introduced to the K-Ruoka mobile app in August. The Hyvinvointi wellbeing service will calculate how well customers’ purchases from K-food stores meet the national nutrition recommendations. The service uses K Group's data on customer purchases combined with background information provided by customers to help users make healthier choices. The wellbeing service has been created in collaboration with registered dietician Reijo Laatikainen.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

30.06.2023 13:24

Finns eager to buy Ukraine bows, with South Karelians the most eager to participate

Support for Ukrainians arriving in Finland is well under way and is being funded by Ukraine bows sold in K grocery shops. Food gift cards with a total value of EUR 50,000 have been distributed to Ukrainian families with children and the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare works to offer them meaningful activities that bring Finns and Ukrainians together. People living in South Karelia have been the most eager to participate in the fundraising, which will continue until the end of June.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

20.06.2023 10:30

Kesko joins global climate collaboration with other sector operators to find new ways to reduce value chain emissions

EDRA/GHIN, the global trade bodies for home improvement retailers, and nine leading sector companies have launched a new collaborative climate taskforce, challenging the entire sector to join them. The goal is to find ways to harmonise emission calculations and reporting, and to reduce the Scope 3 emissions generated in the production and use of products.

Responsibility, Media

16.06.2023 13:07

Kesko’s sales in May

Kesko Group's sales in May 2023 totalled €1,095.6 million, representing an increase of 1.5%.

Investor, Media

14.06.2023 08:45

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