Kesko ranked 31st on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list; the only Finnish company included in the list every year

Helsinki, Finland, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko has been ranked 31st on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list, and as the most sustainable trading sector company in the world. Kesko is the only Finnish company to be included in the list every year since it was established in 2005. “We at […]

The President of the Republic of Finland grants the honorary title of vuorineuvos to Kesko President and CEO Mikko Helander

Helsinki, Finland, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mikko Helander, Master of Science (Technology), President and CEO, and vuorineuvos, was born in 1960. Helander has acted as President and CEO of Kesko since 1 January 2015. Before joining Kesko, Helander acted as CEO of Metsä Board Corporation between 2006 and 2014, CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation […]

Kesko appoints Karoliina Partanen SVP Communications and Identity and Eeva Salmenpohja VP Public Affairs

Karoliina Partanen appointed Senior Vice President, Communications and Identity and Eeva Salmenpohja Vice President, Public Affairs under the President and CEO at Kesko Helsinki, Finland, 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Karoliina Partanen, M.Sc. (Soc.), (40), has been appointed Senior Vice President, Communications and Identity at Kesko Group as of 1 November 2017. Partanen has previously […]

Kesko completes transaction with Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.

Helsinki, 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Konekesko Ltd, a Kesko Corporation subsidiary, has sold its Yamarin boat business to Inhan Tehtaat Oy Ab, a subsidiary owned by Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. At the same time, the transfer of the representation of Yamaha’s recreational machinery in Finland from Konekesko Ltd to Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. was […]

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 completes divestment of Indoor Group to a company owned by Sievi Capital Oyj

Helsinki, 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko Corporation has sold Indoor Group, which is responsible for the Asko and Sotka furniture trade chains, to a company owned by Sievi Capital Oyj, three franchising entrepreneurs from the Sotka chain and Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company. The debt free price of the sale, structured as a share […]

Kesko the first Finnish retail company to set science-based targets to reduce emissions operations and supply chain

Helsinki, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) […]

Kesko sells seven store sites in Estonia and Latvia to UAB Baltic Retail Properties

Helsinki, 2017-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko has sold seven store sites used by Kesko Senukai in Estonia and Latvia to the property investment company UAB Baltic Retail Properties. At the same time, Kesko has acquired a 10% shareholding in the property investment company. UAB Baltic Retail Properties’ main shareholder is CPA:17 – Global, a […]

Kesko and Yamaha deal gets approval from The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA)

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority has approved the transaction between Kesko and Yamaha The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) has approved the transaction in which Konekesko Ltd, a Kesko Corporation subsidiary, sells its Yamarin boat business to Inhan Tehtaat Oy Ab, a subsidiary owned by Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. At the same time, […]

Kesko now on 100% renewable electricity

Helsinki, 2017-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since the beginning of 2017, all electricity purchased by Kesko in Finland is renewable. In 2017, the amount of electricity purchased by Kesko will be approximately 540 GWh. This electricity will be used in K-stores and the K-Group’s other properties. Especially food stores and food warehouses consume a […]

Kesko ranked 25th and the only Finnish company included in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list

Helsinki, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko has been ranked 25th in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list and, at the same time, as the most sustainable trading sector company in the world. Kesko is the only Finnish company included in the list every year since it was established in […]

Kesko to sell its Yamarin boat business to Inha Works Ltd

Helsinki, 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Konekesko Ltd, part of Kesko Group, has made an agreement to sell its Yamarin boat business to Inha Works Ltd, a subsidiary owned by Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.  The representation of Yamaha’s recreational machinery in Finland transfers From Konekesko Ltd to Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. Kesko’s strategic objective is […]

Kesko seeks new digital talents for its K Digital unit

Last summer’s recruitment of 50 digital talents continues as Kesko now recruits nearly 20 new digital experts. HELSINKI, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko is employing different digital business experts in new jobs. New talent is sought for web, marketing and business analytics, targeted marketing, programmatic buying, Plussa concept development and customer service as […]

Kesko to reduce its energy consumption by 7.5% through various saving measures in 2017-2025

HELSINKI, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko participates in the 2017-2025 action plan of the commerce sector Energy Efficiency Agreement. In accordance with the agreement, Kesko commits itself to reducing its energy consumption by 7.5% through various saving measures. All K-Group store chains are included in the agreement. The Energy Efficiency Agreement for Industries is […]

Kesko partners with Tieto to accelerate development of K-Group’s new digital services

HELSINKI, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko has signed an extensive cooperation agreement with Tieto to significantly enhance its functions related to the maintenance and development of ICT services. The renewal is aimed to accelerate the development of the K-Group’s new digital services and the improvement of user experience. ”Tieto was chosen from among 20 […]

Kesko publishes statement of commitment on human rights

HELSINKI, 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko has completed a human rights impact assessment in compliance with UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The extensive survey involved listening to the views of customers, personnel and high-risk country factory workers on human rights and on the implementation of human rights in the K-Group’s operations. […]

Kesko’s building and technical trade division to build an international digital team of 50 people based in Helsinki, Stockholm and Vilnius

HELSINKI, 2016-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko’s building and technical trade division is strengthening the development of ecommerce and digital services by building an international digital team of 50 people based in Helsinki, Stockholm and Vilnius. “The K-Group’s strategic objective is to provide its customers with the best omnichannel customer experience, best digital services and […]

Kesko to rundown Kerava logistics centre

HELSINKI, 2016-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko sold Anttila’s business operations to investment fund 4K Invest in March 2015 and part of the transaction was an agreement according to which Kesko would produce all logistics services for the department stores and online trade needed by Anttila Oy from the logistics centre in Kerava. Anttila has […]

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-retailers and Kesko to hire around 5,000 summer employees next summer

K-retailers and Kesko will have a total of around 5,000 summer employees next summer. The number is approximately the same as in previous years. The K-Group is one of the largest summer employers in Finland. HELSINKI, Finland, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the K-Group, most of the summer jobs for young people and students […]

Kesko ranked 15th in Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list

In the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list, Kesko ranked 15th and was, at the same time, the most sustainable trading sector company in the world. The list of the most sustainable corporations is announced today at the World Economic Forum in Davos. HELSINKI, Finland, 2016-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The […]

Kesko’s VV-Auto Group Oy and MAN Truck & Bus AG sign agreement on the import of MAN trucks

VV-Auto Group Oy and MAN Truck & Bus AG have entered into an agreement on the import of MAN trucks, MAN buses and Neoplan buses and their spare parts, and the related after-sales services in Finland. HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Car sales are one of the three strategic growth areas of the […]

Kesko and Plan International Finland partner to improve working conditions of migrant workers in Thailand’s fish industry

Kesko and Plan International Finland, an organisation promoting children’s rights, continue their cooperation to improve the sustainability of Thailand’s fish industry and the position of migrant workers. We have agreed on cooperation for the years 2015-2018. HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cooperation of Kesko and Plan International started last spring with a research […]

Kesko continues its expansion in Russia with the opening of new K-ruoka store in St. Petersburg

Kesko opened a new K-ruoka store in St. Petersburg at Prospekt Yuriya Gagarina 34 today. The store is located in rented premises in the southern part of St. Petersburg next to the traditional Yuzhnyy market and has good traffic connections. This is the ninth store in the K-ruoka chain. HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ […]

Kesko to gradually wind up Musta Pörssi Ltd’s operations

Musta Pörssi to wind up operations HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-12-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko will gradually wind up Musta Pörssi Ltd’s operations and close the mustaporssi.fi online store by the end of 2015. Business operations of Musta Pörssi have focused on home technology and electronics. Kesko closed the chain operations of Musta Pörssi in 2013 […]

Kesko in CDP’s Climate A List for the first time

Kesko rose to CDP’s Climate A List for the first time scoring the maximum 100 points. The globally established list consists of 113 selected leading companies considered to be operating in an exemplary manner in the mitigation of climate change. The K-Group’s systematic climate work is based on the long-term commitments and energy efficiency objectives […]

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: K-Plussa, Walkbase and Seed Digital Media to bring store’s special offers to customer’s mobile phone at store entrance

K-citymarket Turku Kupittaa is testing the attractiveness and functionality of a new service that brings the store’s special offers to your mobile phone. When a customer who has joined the test group enters the store, he receives a text message on his mobile phone with the weekly benefit or special product offer. The service is […]

Kesko: biogas from biowaste collected from stores will be used as energy to manufacture new Pirkka products

Kesko’s grocery trade, Gasum, Myllyn Paras and Wursti have entered into cooperation where biogas produced from biowaste collected from retail stores will be utilised as energy in the manufacture of new Pirkka products. HELSINKI, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the initial stage, two manufacturers of Kesko’s own-brand Pirkka products – Myllyn Paras and […]

Kesko’s Intersport Finland opened the world’s first Intersport RUN&FIT store at the Galeria mall in St. Petersburg

HELSINKI, 2015-9-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kesko-owned Intersport Finland Ltd has opened the world’s first Intersport RUN&FIT specialist store at the Galeria shopping mall in St. Petersburg. The new store concept opens up a new era for Intersport and supports the chain’s expansion into city centres and shopping malls with high customer flows. Specialist […]