Location of affected unit(s)
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
46 - Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

90 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 January 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Kesko Food's subsidiary Kespro Ltd has started personnel negotiations concerning 90 employees in telephone sales. Kespro is planning on centralising the telephone sales customer service to Vantaa. The aim is to ensure development of long term competitiveness for the company. At the same time, the company will continue to focus strongly on serving existing customers and new e-customer acquisition.

Kespro employs total of 550 employees in telephone sales in Finland.

About Kespro

Kespro Ltd, distributor of Kesko Food products, is the leading wholesaler in the HoReCa business in Finland. Its customers include hotels, restaurants, catering companies, service station stores, kiosks, bakeries, manufacturing industry and distributors.

About Kesko Food

Kesko Food operates in the grocery market offering diverse trading sector services to consumers and business customers in Finland. It manages and develops K-food store chains and is responsible for their marketing, purchasing and logistics services, store site network and retailer resources. Kesko Food's subsidiary Kespro Ltd offers delivery sales and wholesale services to HoReCa customers.


  • 20 January 2007: Helsingin Sanomat


Eurofound (2007), Kespro, Relocation in Finland, factsheet number 64796, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64796.