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Ikea Home of Tomorrow urban concept unveiled in Poland

Home furnishings giant Ikea has introduced its new environmentally friendly concept in Szczecin, Poland, dubbed the Ikea Home of Tomorrow

Ikea Japan opens first compact store, in Tokyo

Ikea Harajuku, modelled on smaller compact inner city Ikea stores popping up in Paris and New York, targets urban apartment dwellers with a smaller, curated range of about 9500 goods selected from its big-box destination shops.

Chaos, privacy fears as Bangkok malls reopened

As Bangkok malls reopened in line with relaxed lockdown rules, Thais are being forced to download a tracking app to enter properties, sparking privacy concerns.

Ikea China stores record strong footfall as life eases back to normal

Furniture and homewares giant Ikea is reporting a quick return of customer footfall to its stores in China as they reopen after the Covid-19 crisis.

Ikea Macau opens – with a two-week wait to get inside

Ikea Macau opened its doors yesterday, the first of the Swedish furniture homeware retailer’s stores in Asia which does not feature the brand’s traditional one-way ‘winding path’ format.

Ikea calls for recommitment to climate change

Home furnishings giant Ikea has joined an alliance of key industry and political groups in calling for a renewed commitment to long-term climate change initiatives.

Ikea buys AI innovator Geomagical Labs

International furniture and homewares retailer Ikea’s investment arm Ingka has bought US-based AI innovator Geomagical Labs, known for its hi-tech solutions that inspire consumers shopping for furnishings.

Mass job losses in Indian retail feared as malls closed

Retail Association of India CEO Kumar Rajagopalan has said that if the country’s retail lockdown continues through to June, 30 per cent of retailers will collapse and 1.8 million jobs will be lost.

Ikea and Pizza Hut design table based on pizza box widget

Swedish furniture chain Ikea and Pizza Hut Hong Kong have teamed up to create a full-sized pizza table shaped exactly like the tiny plastic table (the “sava”) included in pizza boxes.

Ikea online flagship opens on Tmall

Ikea has launched its flagship store on Alibaba’s marketplace Tmall, the first third-party platform the brand has partnered with in Asia.

Expansion plan for furniture chain Stanley Lifestyles in India

Premium furniture and home-decor manufacturer Stanley Lifestyles in India has launched a new flagship in Bangalore as part of its extensive expansion plans for the region.

Giant Ikea Philippines store delayed until next year

The opening of the first Ikea Philippines store has been delayed until next year.