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John Shepherd | 3 Aug 2016

Finnish grocery retailer Kesko has announced a jump in pre-tax profits for the first half of 2016 to EUR103.8m (US$116m) over EUR68.5m in the same period last year.


Hannah Abdulla | 25 Apr 2014

Profits from Kesko's food retail business fell in the first quarter of the year, with the Finland-based grocer's domestic business faring worse than the market as a whole.


Katy Askew | 28 Mar 2014

Finnish retailer Kesko plans to launch its K-Menu private label range, with the first products to be in store from next month.


Katy Askew | 4 Feb 2014

Finnish retailer Kesko has booked an increase in profit despite weaker sales, as the group benefited from cost cutting.


Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 2013

Finland-based retailer Kesko has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings from its food stores, boosted by cost savings.


Michelle Russell | 24 Jul 2013

Finland-based retailer Kesko has booked an increase in food earnings in the first half.


Michelle Russell | 25 Apr 2013

Finland-based retailer Kesko has booked an increase in food earnings in the first quarter.


Michelle Russell | 5 Feb 2013

Expansion into Russia and store openings hit profits from Finland-based retailer Kesko's food stores last year.


Michelle Russell | 7 Dec 2012

Finland-based retailer Kesko has opened its first food store in Russia in the city of St Petersburg.


Michelle Russell | 25 Oct 2012

Expansion into Russia and store openings hit Finland-based retailer Kesko's food profit in the first nine months of the year.


Dean Best | 25 Jul 2012

Expansion into Russia has hit profits from Finland-based retailer Kesko's food division in the first half of the year.


Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 2012

Finnish retailer Kesko has booked a drop in first-quarter group profits as earnings in its food retail division slid.


Michelle Russell | 3 Feb 2012

Finnish retailer Kesko has booked an increase in full-year profits from its food business, boosted by strong sales.


Sam Webb | 26 Oct 2011

Finnish retailer Kesko has reduced its target for 2012 profits due to lower consumer confidence and the economic turmoil in Europe.


Petah Marian | 26 Jul 2011

Kesko saw operating profit in its food business grow over the first half of 2011, with the Finnish grocery retailer reporting "excellent" sales of its Pirkka private-label range.


just-food.com | 5 Apr 2011

Finnish grocery retailer Kesko has revealed plans to launch a hypermarket format in Russia.


just-food.com | 3 Feb 2011

Continued growth from Kesko's grocery retail business failed to offset falling profits from its DIY chain in the fourth quarter of 2010, the Finnish company reported today (3 February).


just-food.com | 26 Oct 2010

Finnish retailer Kesko today (26 October) posted an almost 40% jump in operating profit from its food division during the third quarter of the year.


just-food.com | 23 Jul 2010

Finnish retailer Kesko saw profits from its grocery business jump almost 40% during the second quarter of 2010 as the food industry cancelled some campaign plans amid this spring's industry strikes.


just-food.com | 27 Apr 2010

Finnish retail group Kesko saw profits in its food division drop for the first quarter of 2010, despite a lift in sales.


just-food.com | 5 Feb 2010

Finnish retail group Kesko reported a drop in full-year profits today (5 January) but said the sales performance of its food stores remained “steady” during the period.


Eugene Vorotnikov | 27 Oct 2009

Finnish retail group Kesko hopes to acquire Carrefour's Russian hypermarkets, according to Kesko chief financial officer Aria Talma.


just-food.com | 11 Sep 2009

Finnish food and DIY retailer Kesko today (11 September) that "no decisions" had been made on whether to take its grocery retailing business into Russia.


just-food.com | 24 Jul 2009

Finnish retailer Kesko said today (24 July) that its second-quarter profits halved as consumers reigned in spending due to the economic downturn.


just-food.com | 28 Apr 2009

Finnish retailer Kesko said today (28 April) the near future remains “dim” as it posted a drop in first-quarter net profit due to weak demand.


just-food.com | 20 Oct 2008

Kesco Food’s Russian subsidiary Cassa Oy is looking to acquire Russia's third-largest grocery chain OOO Lenta, the company confirmed today (20 October).


just-food.com | 3 Oct 2008

Finnish retailer Kesko and Valluga-Sijoitus have sold 23 jointly-held store properties to Aberdeen Property Fund Finland.


just-food.com | 20 Aug 2008

Russian hypermarket chain Lenta is staying tight-lipped over the rumoured sale of a stake in the business.

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