88 news and releases

September 2017

Helping Extinction Threatened Sea Trout Reach Spawning Grounds

K Group, local K-retailers and WWF organised a two day voluntary workgroup on river Ingarskila in Inkoo on 4 and 5 September, opening a route to the breeding grounds of the extremely endangered sea trout. The voluntary workgroups are part of recently initiated cooperation between K Group and the WWF, which is part of broad and multi-year co-operation to save Finland’s endangered migratory fish.


14.09.2017 15:30

Kesko rises on the world’s most prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, DJSI World and DJSI Europe

Kesko has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices DJSI World and DJSI Europe. Kesko's scores rose especially in the areas of environmental responsibility and social responsibility.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

13.09.2017 15:45

August 2017

K Group and WWF Finland to cooperate on behalf of endangered migratory fish: “Mating Belongs to All”

K Group (Kesko and K-stores) and the wildlife conservation organization WWF Finland will begin several years of wide ranging cooperation to conserve and increase endangered migratory fish populations. The cooperation will be recognised by the “Mating Belongs to all” ("Kuteminen kuuluu kaikille") slogan.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

22.08.2017 16:30

K-food stores as ATMs? – the amount of cash withdrawals at checkouts doubles in a year

More and more K-food store customers are also withdrawing cash when they make their purchases. All K-food stores offer cash withdrawal services in places where it is not otherwise possible. There are over 60 postal codes in Finland with K-food stores but no cash machine (ATM).

Responsibility, Customer, Media

14.08.2017 16:01

Kesko and Oriola’s joint venture starts recruiting store personnel

The first approximately 15 stores of the new chain specialising in health, beauty and wellbeing will be opened in the autumn 2017 in the capital area, Turku, Tampere, Kuopio and Oulu. The chain is now recruiting almost 100 wellbeing experts. The new chain is estimated to create up to 1,000 new jobs in Finland.

Careers, Company, Media

02.08.2017 15:30

July 2017

Kesko's half year financial report for January-June 2017

Kesko Corporation's half year financial report for January-June 2017 was published on 27 July 2017.

Investor, Company, Media

27.07.2017 14:30

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

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