Kesko and Oriola finalise establishment of joint venture; New chain’s name, concept to be announced

First stores and the online store of the new chain specialising in health, beauty and wellbeing will be opened in the autumn 2017. Helsinki, 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — In March of this year, Kesko and Oriola announced their intention to establish a new store chain specialising in comprehensive wellbeing across Finland. Finland’s Competition and […]

Kesko and Neste updates its Neste K service station concept to provide comprehensive service experience

HELSINKI, 2016-Mar-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko and Neste are leading Finnish service stations into a new era. The new Neste K service station concept has been built on the basis of customer feedback, resulting in a cosy milieu, a menu designed by a top chef, restrooms updated by an interior designer and high quality […]

K-food stores to reduce the prices of 2,000 products due to fall in raw material prices on the world market

K-food stores will reduce the prices of 2,000 products due to a fall in raw material prices on the world market and a decrease in costs. In the current economic situation, the price of food has become increasingly important to many consumers. At the same time, the role of food quality and local origin in […]

New kind of K-food store opened in Myllypuro, Helsinki

A new kind of K-food store opens in Myllypuro, Helsinki on 5 November. K-Myllypuro does not belong to any of the current K-food store chains, but is the K-Group’s test store where Kesko, in cooperation with the retailer entrepreneur, boldly experiments with various food store concepts and models. The test store also takes customer-orientation to […]

Kesko names Karoliina Partanen grocery trade division’s VP Communications

HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Karoliina Partanen, 38, M.Sc. (Soc.), has been appointed Kesko’s grocery trade division’s (Kesko Food Ltd) Vice President, Communications and a member of the Management Board as of 11 May 2015. She has previously worked for nearly 10 years for Metso Corporation in various executive positions in global […]

Starbucks Coffee Company and Kesko Food entered into new licensing agreement to open Starbucks stores within K-stores throughout Finland

Agreement to open Starbucks stores at grocery locations owned by the Finnish retailer. HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company and Kesko Food have entered into a new licensing agreement to open Starbucks stores within K-stores throughout Finland. The first store will open in K-citymarket Sello in Espoo later this year, […]

Kesko to revise the Group’s divisional structure by integrating non-food part of K-citymarket chain into Kesko Food Ltd

Kesko will revise the Group’s divisional structure by integrating K-citymarket Oy, the non-food part of the K-citymarket chain currently part of the home and speciality goods division, into Kesko Food Ltd. Kesko’s food trade division will be changed to the grocery trade division. The currently separate divisions of the building and home improvement trade and […]