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Kesko has reported its H1 2019 results, with group net sales increasing by 0.8%, in comparable terms, to €5.18bn (US$5.76bn). Comparable operating profit totalled €179.9m (US$200m), a rise of €2.9m on the same period last year.

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Both companies reported a decrease in group net sales during the first quarter. From a retail point of view, Kesko said it performed much better and gained market share, thanks to growing in-store traffic and strong online sales. Kesko’s retail sales grow by 1.5% Kesko released its first quarter sales, reporting net sales of €.,4bn, with like-for-like sales decreasing by 0.6%, partly due to...
We recently visited Helsinki on a research trip and were invited by the country’s three leading retailers; S Group, Kesko and Lidl to see some of their latest concepts and thinking in-store. We bring you the highlights here. 1. S Group's hotly anticipated flagship Herkku Food Market store Address: Stockmann Department Store (Basement), Aleksanterinkatu 52, 00100 Helsinki, Finland Mar...
Kesko has reported its 2018 results, with group net sales increasing by 3.5% in comparable terms to €10.4bn. Comparable operating profit increased by 3.2% to €332.2m. Grocery trade comparable net sales: +5.1% to €5.4bn Kesko’s grocery business, which accounts for 52% of Kesko’s total sales, saw comparable net sales increase by 5.1% to €5.4bn. The grocery trade accounts for over 68% of Kesko...

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