S Group is a customer-owned Finnish network of companies in the retail and service sectors, with more than 1,800 outlets in Finland. S Group consists of cooperatives and SOK with its subsidiaries, which engage in the travel and hospitality business in Estonia and Russia, among other operations.
We offer services in the supermarket trade, the department store and speciality store trade, service station store and fuel sales, the travel and hospitality business and the hardware trade. In addition, some of our cooperatives have car dealerships and agricultural outlets in their regions. We provide all of our co-op members with comprehensive banking services through S-Bank.
Cooperatives are enterprises operating in accordance with the principles of cooperative activities. Their owners are also their customers, or co-op members.
S Group consists of 19 independent regional cooperatives and SOK, which is owned by the cooperatives. In addition, S Group includes six local cooperatives. Our network extends throughout Finland, with a strong regional focus.
SOK, which is owned by the cooperatives, serves as the central company for the cooperatives and provides them with procurement, expert and support services. SOK is also responsible for the strategic guidance of S Group and the development of the various chains. SOK’s business operations supplement S Group’s offering in Finland and the neighbouring regions.
SOK Corporation consists of SOK and its subsidiaries. In addition to its regional and national subsidiaries, SOK engages in the supermarket trade and the travel and hospitality business in Estonia and St Petersburg. Finnish co-op members benefit from our work in the neighbouring regions in the form of larger procurement volumes and lower prices, for example.