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Oriola and Kesko’s joint venture starts recruiting store personnel


The first approximately 15 stores of the new chain specialising in health, beauty and wellbeing will be opened in the autumn 2017 in the capital area, Turku, Tampere, Kuopio and Oulu. The chain is now recruiting almost 100 wellbeing experts. The new chain is estimated to create up to 1,000 new jobs in Finland.

Oriola and Kesko’s new chain of health, beauty and wellbeing stores will open its first stores in the autumn. The stores will be situated in the capital area, Turku, Tampere, Kuopio and Oulu. A recruitment of approximately 100 wellbeing experts for the stores opening in the autumn has begun. 

“First class service is the core of our new chain. We are looking for employees who truly care about the wellbeing of our clients. We are recruiting wellbeing professionals with different expertise, from a pharmacists to personal trainers and beauty experts. We are building a totally new concept, and are therefore looking for experts in health, beauty, nutrition and sports,” explains Katja Lee, Human Resources Director of the new chain.

The new chain's name, the location of the first stores and more details on their concept will be announced in September.

The objective is to build a chain of 100 stores and an online store, employing an estimated 1,000 people. The plan is to expand the business to include pharmaceuticals if the legislation is amended. Oriola and Kesko announced the joint venture last March.

Employees to be recruited by the new chain in autumn 2017

  • Helsinki: 5 store managers, 30+ sales people
  • Tampere: 2 store managers, 12 sales people
  • Turku: 2 store managers, 12 sales people
  • Kuopio: 2 store managers, 12 sales people
  • Oulu: 1 store manager, 6 sales people

The roles are open for applications here.

Further information:
HR Director Katja Lee, 050 433 0001,



Oriola is a Finnish listed retail and wholesale company that distributes pharmaceuticals and health and wellbeing products. Oriola has a strong position in the pharmaceuticals market in Sweden and Finland. We promote people's wellbeing by ensuring safe and efficient distribution of pharmaceuticals and healthcare consumer products and services to our customers. Oriola's net sales are €1.6 billion, the company has some 2,800 employees and 325 pharmacies in Sweden and Latvia. The company is headquartered in Espoo.  


K Group

Kesko and K-retailers form K Group, whose sales total over €13 billion. K Group is the third largest retail operator in Northern Europe and it employs approximately 45,000 people. Kesko operates in the grocery trade, the building and technical trade and the car trade. Its divisions and chains act in close cooperation with retailer entrepreneurs and other partners. Kesko's net sales are €10 billion and it employs approximately 30,000 people. Kesko has over 2,000 stores engaged in chain operations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus and Poland. Kesko is a listed company and its shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. The company's domicile and main business premises are in Helsinki. Kesko is the world's most responsible trading sector company (The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World).