92 news and releases

July 2017

Less hidden sugar, salt and fat

It’s a familiar feeling for many of us: we think we eat healthily, but put on more weight each year. One reason behind this phenomenon may be that many products contain surprising amounts of hidden sugar, salt and fat.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

11.07.2017 10:03

Circular economy requires changes in operating methods

Circular economy is a growing theme in sustainability and K Group is undertaking a number of measures to promote it. Circular economy requires changes in established operating methods, and therefore, we are developing innovative circular economy solutions in all our divisions.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Investor, Company, Media

07.07.2017 13:48

June 2017

The establishment of Kesko and Oriola’s joint venture has been finalised

First stores and the online store of the new chain specialising in health, beauty and wellbeing will be opened in the autumn 2017.

30.06.2017 10:08

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority has granted Kesko and Oriola permission to establish a chain of health, beauty and wellbeing stores across Finland

In March of this year, Kesko and Oriola announced their intention to establish a new store chain specialising in comprehensive wellbeing. The establishment of the joint venture has been awaiting the approval of Finland’s Competition and Consumer Authority. The aim is to complete the establishment of the joint venture company as soon as possible and to open the first stores and the online store in the autumn. The chain's name, concept and the location of the first stores will be announced later.

26.06.2017 15:02

Village shop day was bathed in sunshine

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, Finland celebrated national Village Shop Day. All of the country’s K-Markets took part and many were filled with a delightful market atmosphere and hosted communal charity events under sunny skies – as you can see in the collection of photographs from around Finland.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

26.06.2017 10:32

The K-kampus foundation stone has been laid: A step towards a more unified K Group has been taken

Building work on K Group's new headquarters – called K-kampus – has begun. On Monday 12 June the foundation stone of K Group’s new offices – K-kampus – was laid and the strategic aim of the creation of a more unified K Group moved a step closer. K-kampus will be a modern office building built in the Kalasatama district of Helsinki and after its completion it will house 1,700 employees, currently spread throughout the Helsinki metropolitan area, under one roof.

Careers, Company, Media

26.06.2017 10:08

Finns eat a greater variety of fish than before

According to K-food stores' sales data, Finns eat fish about once a week. Also, even though salmon is still the best-selling fish, a greater variety of fish is being put into shopping baskets. For example, this summer's trend of smoked fish has increased the eating of wild-caught fish. We made a map based on customer information gained from K-Plussa, which describes the preferences for eating fish in different regions of Finland.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

26.06.2017 09:51

Midsummer: A celebration of food and love - the peak in contraceptive sales

Midsummer, alongside Christmas and Easter, is the year's most important festival. New potatoes, herring and sausage are midsummer’s most popular foods. But midsummer is also a celebration of love – as shown by the rise in contraceptive sales. We compiled K-Plussa customer information to shows which regions are the most active purchasers of condoms per capita in Finland.

26.06.2017 09:39

Stepping up climate work: Kesko sets ambitious emission targets for its operations and supply chain

Kesko is the first Finnish retail company to set science-based targets to reduce emissions from facilities, transportation and the supply chain. To achieve these ambitious emission reduction targets, Kesko will increase its use of renewable energy while also improving its energy efficiency.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

21.06.2017 10:00

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