Kesko is a highly valued listed trading sector company. It manages retail store chains that are valued by customers, and efficiently produces services for retail store chains’ purchasing, logistics, network development and data management.
Kesko’s operations include the food, home and speciality goods, building and home improvement, and car and machinery trades. Its divisions and chains act in close cooperation with retailer entrepreneurs and other partners. Kesko has about 2,000 stores engaged in chain operations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus.
Kesko Food is a key operator in the Finnish grocery trade. K-food retailers, with whom Kesko Food applies the efficient chain business model, are responsible for customer satisfaction at more than 900 K-food stores. Kesko Food launched business in Russia at the end of 2012.
Kesko’s home and speciality goods chains are K-citymarket’s home and speciality goods, Anttila and Kodin1, Intersport and Budget Sport, Asko and Sotka, Musta Pörssi and Kookenkä. In addition to around 420 stores, all chains also provide wide-ranging services online.
Rautakesko develops retail and B2B sales of building, renovation and home improvement products and services with an emphasis on customer-orientation Rautakesko operates in Finland, Sweden, Norway, the Baltic countries, Russia, and Belarus. It manages six retail store chains: K-rauta, Rautia, K-maatalous, Byggmakker, Senukai and OMA. Rautakesko is the fifth largest company in the European building and home improvement market.
The car and machinery trade consists of VV-Auto and Konekesko with their subsidiaries. VV-Auto is a company specialised in importing, retailing and providing after-sales service for cars manufactured by Volkswagen Group.
VV-Auto imports and markets Volkswagen, Audi and SEAT passenger cars, and Volkswagen commercial vehicles in Finland. It also imports and markets SEAT passenger cars in Estonia and Latvia. VV-Auto is also a major car retailer and provides after-sales service at its own outlets in the Greater Helsinki area and Turku.
Konekesko is a machinery trade company, focusing on the import, sale and after-sales service of construction, materials handling, environmental and agricultural machinery, trucks and buses, and recreational machinery. Konekesko operates in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Kesko and K-retailers form the K-Group, whose retail sales totalled about €11.6 billion (VAT 0%) in 2013. The K-Group employs around 45,000 people.
Kesko is included in the Dow Jones sustainability indexes, DJSI World and DJSI STOXX, and also in the FTSE4Good indexes, for example. Kesko also continues on the ‘The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations’ list published by the World Economic Forum.
Kesko Corporation A and B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange of Nasdaq OMX Helsinki Ltd.