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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.

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Finland's Kesko has grown its market share by 5% since 2014 and doubled its operating margin since that time too. Its hypermarkets and supermarkets account for 60% of grocery sales. As is the case in much of Europe, Kesko’s large stores have outperformed other physical store channels during the pandemic. Hypermarket sales grew by 13% in 2020, while supermarket sales increased by 9%. K-Citym...
We round up the latest online grocery news in the Nordics where: Sweden’s ICA has opened its first warehouse in partnership with Ocado Salling Group has launched online at its føtex banner in Copenhagen Salling Group has opened its first automated click and collect point Norway’s Kolonial has secured a €223m investment to rebrand and expand in Europe Many of these developme...
In 2020, despite the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there was significant format innovation in the Nordics, especially so in Sweden. This theme has continued into 2021, with several new concepts launching so far this year already. Last month, we published an exclusive article, 10 Nordic stores to visit in 2021 . We described that the region offers something for everyone to be inspi...

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16/05/2022
A guide to Finland’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
07/01/2022
Kesko has reduced its apple waste by repurposing them and using them for its Hyvis mulled wine. The first batch of Hyvis glögi was launched Autumn 2021.
07/01/2022
10 examples of sustainability-focused innovations changing the food and grocery industry during the forth quarter of 2021.

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A guide to Finland’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.

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Store of the month: September 2021: K-Citymarket, Tammisto, Finland

See inside our pick for September’s store of the month, K-Citymarket, Tammisto, Finland. The retailer aims to have “the most customer-oriented food stores with store-specific business ideas”. The hypermarket has been refurbished to reflect its latest innovations and commitment to sustainability.

10 Nordic stores to visit in 2021

There’s something for everyone to be inspired by in the Nordics – from unstaffed convenience stores to outperforming hypermarkets, foodservice innovation to the sustainable discount store of the future.

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