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Finland’s second largest retailer, Kesko, has a new automated fulfilment system to support its online grocery business.

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S group’s first half of 2022 performs +9% on 2021 with a turnover of €6.42bn. This was even better when looking at 2019 with 13% growth. This is growth on an already strong 2021 where the company grew 5.3%. Supermarket sales surpass pre-pandemic levels Supermarket retail took €4.64bn which was +14.1% against 2019 and +1.8% vs 2021. Hannu Krook, CEO of SOK explained ‘Nationally, our retail sal...
In 2021 Kesko took €11.3bn which was +8.2% against the previous year with the grocery trade growing 3.1%. This year the retailer has already taken €5.9bn which is +5.2% vs 2021. Grocery trade reports a 3.6% growth in H1 on top of 3.1% growth in 2021 The grocery sector of the business has already taken £2.96bn (+3.6%) in H1 and from April to June the growth was 5.2% vs 2021. In the month of Ju...
Finland’s Kesko announced it has updated it sustainability strategy. The retailer aims to continue its sustainability journey by staying ahead of the competition. Previously, Kesko has made the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list by Corporate Knights. Kesko’s sustainability strategy The retailer’s sustainability strategy focuses on four areas: Climate and nature S...


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