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Kesko grew on all areas

Kesko Group’s sales in February 2016 totalled 656.8 million EUR. In comparable terms excluding Anttila, sales increased by 5.6 percent in local currencies. “In February, Kesko’s sales increased in all strategic growth areas: the grocery trade, the building and home improvement trade, and the car trade,” says Kesko’s President and CEO Mikko Helander. (more…)

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Kesko increased profit 2015

Kesko’s net sales last year were 8,679 million EUR, excluding Anttila they remained at the level of the previous year. Sales of groceries suffered from declining prices. ”We can be satisfied when we take account of the continued weak trend in the purchasing power of the main market area in Finland, says President and CEO Mikko Helander. […]

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Kesko’s sales increased in in all divisions

Kesko Group’s sales in December 2015 totalled 781.8 million EUR. In comparable terms excluding Anttila, sales increased by 3.0 percent in local currencies. “In December, Kesko’s sales increased in all divisions, especially in the car trade and the home improvement and speciality goods trade. Sales grew also in the grocery trade, although prices continued to decline further,” […]

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Kesko’s buildingware best performer in November

Kesko’s sales increased in November by 1.7 percent in local currencies. “Kesko’s sales increased particularly in Finland in the building and home improvement trade and in sports trade. In the grocery trade, sales were at the level of the previous year and the general decline in prices continued”, says Kesko’s President and CEO Mikko Helander. In Kesko’s grocery […]

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Kesko buys all shares in Suomen Lähikauppa

Finnish grocery market just lost an alternative. The small store specialist Suomen Lähikauppa Oy with 643 Valintatalo and Siwa stores with 6.8 percent of the market will now become a part of Kesko. ”Suomen Lähikauppa has excellent business locations and the acquisition will enable us to implement our strategy faster than planned and with significantly […]

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Kesko’s international operations up 12.5% in August

Kesko’s fighting the price downturn in Finland, but does better on other markets. Total sales in August increased by 0.6% in local currencies, excluding Anttila. “Kesko’s sales continued to increase in August despite the challenging market situation. Sales development was particularly strong in the home improvement and speciality goods trade outside Finland, where the growth […]

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Kesko to change logo, strategy and store concepts

Kesko’s launching a massive strategy turn to gain profitable growth. Board of Directors points out three strategic areas: the grocery trade, the building and home improvement trade and the car trade. “In the future, Kesko will operate as a unified K-Group more strongly than before and a new strong corporate identity, expressed through a revised K […]

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Kesko-CEO: More foreign discount chains would hurt Finnish food industry

The newly appointed CEO of retail chain giant Kesko, Mikko Helander, says Finnish food industry and agriculture would be in for difficult times if more foreign discount supermarket chains start appearing on the Finnish market with own-branded products. “The agricultural sector would be lost if we did not have, for example, Valio, Fazer, Raisio, and […]

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He is the new CEO of Kesko

Former Metsä Group executive Mikko Helander is the new managing director, president and CEO of Kesko. He will take over from outgoing managing director and president Matti Halmesmaki in January 2015, writes Yle. It’s the first time that Kesko has appointed a CEO and president from outside the company. Kesko chairman Esa Kiiskinen praises Helander’s […]

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