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Finland's Kesko has reported an increase in demand for its private label products, as shoppers seek cost savings and high-quality alternatives. Source: Kesko Price conscious shoppers boost private label demand In its most recent K-Barometer survey, 62% of Kesko’s shoppers said they would buy more of the store’s own brand products. This has also been reflected in the sales data, with sal...
Finland’s second largest retailer, Kesko, has a new automated fulfilment system to support its online grocery business. Bringing efficiency to its online delivery model To delivery its strategy of offering the best multi-channel experience to customers, Kesko has strengthened its online grocery operation with an automated fulfilment system. The system has been installed by intelligent autom...
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...


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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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