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Ikea unpacks Jesper Brodin as new chief executive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 09:33:05 AM
. Ikea, the Swedish flatpack furniture giant, has named Jesper Brodin as its new chief executive from September. ...
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Ikea seeks to make more products in UK to fend off post-Brexit vote price rises image
. Ikea is considering making more products in the UK as the Swedish furniture chain bids to fend off Brexit-led price rises. ...
Ikea to create 1,300 new UK jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:17:59 PM
. Furniture retail giant Ikea is to boost its workforce by creating more than 1,300 new jobs in three new stores. ...
Ikea to create 1,300 UK jobs in three new stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 10:02:07 AM
. Ikea will add 1,300 more jobs in the UK by the end of next year as it opens stores in Sheffield, Exeter and Greenwich, south London. ...
Ikea’s solution to peak stuff? Invest in plastics recycling plant image
. Ikea has bought forest in Romania and the Baltics, wind farms in Poland and now it is investing in a plastic recycling plant in the Netherlands. ...
Just do it: the experience economy and how we turned our backs on ‘stuff’ image
.... In March, Simon Wolfson, chief executive of Next, blamed the clothing chain’s first fall in profits for eight years on the move from buying things to doing things. More startlingly, Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, told a Guardian conference last year that consumption of many goods had reached a limit. ...
Where can I find a good desk chair without spending a fortune? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 06:00:55 AM
....I work from home and am struggling to find a comfortable desk chair that doesn’t look like it came from a call centre in 1996. Staples? Ikea? What have other home workers bought that works for them, without costing a fortune? And what to avoid?. ...
Putting you in the picture: yes, you can earn a living on Instagram image
....Tasker initially traded product mentions for freebies, but now charges companies for appearing in her Instagram feed. She’s worked with Boden, Canon, Ikea, Land Rover, Citroën, Garnier and Boots No 7 among others. ...
The experts’ guide to making your garden bloom on a budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 06:00:31 AM
.... Repeat sow fortnightly for a succession of leaves. Cheap houseplants are available at the DIY sheds, supermarkets, Ikea and Wilko, but make sure you buy fresh stock as these plants aren’t given a lot of love once on the shelf. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 11:07:44 PM
Just Google it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:09:18 PM
How Britons spend their money, plus MPs turn the heat on energy firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:44:06 PM
.... Instead, most have stuck with the same rip-off firms, reports James Tapper. Argument with Ikea about its strange logistics comes to a head. ...
Argument with Ikea about its strange logistics come to a head image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
. I went to Ikea’s Croydon store in December to buy a £20 shower head. ...
Trump begins rollback of Obama's car pollution standards to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:22:11 PM
.... On Wednesday, an alliance of 1,000 US companies took out ads in Washington DC publications to urge Trump to stay in the deal and work towards a low-carbon economy. The group, which includes Mars, General Mills and Ikea, warned that “failure to tackle climate change could put America’s economic prosperity at risk”. ...
Lorry driver: 'I feel like a prisoner in my own lorry' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:06:15 AM
. Lorry drivers moving goods in Western Europe for Ikea and other retailers are living out of their cabs for months at a time, a BBC investigation has found. ...
Ikea drivers living in trucks for months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:20 AM
. Lorry drivers moving goods in Western Europe for Ikea and other retailers are living out of their cabs for months at a time, a BBC investigation has found. ...
Asda offers staff a pay rise for 'flexible' contract image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 03:18:08 PM
....However, Living Wage Foundation, which campaigns for pay levels based on the cost of living, said that Asda should go further. "This is a welcome pay rise for Asda's staff, however large national retailers like Ikea, Lush and Majestic Wine are already paying all their staff - including third party contractors - the real Living Wage or above at £8. ...
Rags to revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:12:14 AM
....The compiler: Computing's hidden hero . How Ikea's Billy took over the world. ...
Drugs disaster image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:10:46 AM
....Why the falling cost of light matters. How Ikea's Billy bookcase took over the world. ...
Innovation, Ikea style image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:20:58 AM
The sad cost of renting: never having somewhere to call home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 04:00:34 PM
.... Impulse purchases, particularly when they are bigger than a medium-sized brown box, lose their shine. I lugged an armchair that did not quite fit into any room of any shape around the city for five years because I thought having one piece of furniture that wasn’t from Ikea made me an adult. ...
South Ribble: the best place to live in the UK – if you’re in your 20s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:25:06 PM
....Well, then, is it full of derelict buildings housing illegal pill factories? It doesn’t say anything about that on the council website. There are plans for an Ikea, though. ...
Power tools and sausage sizzles: meet the new Aussie face of Homebase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 05:11:27 PM
.... We don’t want to sell the soft side. There are plenty of other retailers, like Dunelm, Ikea and Next, doing a good job of that. ...
Ikea issues global recalls for deckchair after reports of injuries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 10:44:00 PM
. Ikea is recalling a deckchair sold in the UK following reports that it can collapse and cause injury. ...
Ikea’s effect on the antiques trade: here’s how to turn the tables image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 12:26:06 PM
....I have a confession to make. I am a design critic, and my house is full of Ikea products. ...
Tiger makes millions for couple who brought Danish store to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 06:45:29 PM
....Philip and Emma Bier opened the first Tiger shop in the UK in Basingstoke in 2005 after Philip Bier gave up a career in photography because he thought the quirky Danish brand could thrive in the UK. Tiger has been described as Denmark’s answer to Swedish rival Ikea, and a “posh Poundland”. ...
UK's biggest wrapping paper maker: 'It can be Christmas every day' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 01:13:37 PM
....The group produces 1bn m of wrapping paper a year, almost half of which is made in Wales. It supplies all the major supermarkets and major international retailers including Ikea and Costco. ...
Ikea in $50m settlement over child deaths from falling drawers in US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:12:47 PM
. Ikea has agreed to pay $50m (£40m) to the families of three toddlers killed in the US by falling chests of drawers, according to lawyers for the families. ...
Stop holding sleepovers in our stores, Ikea warns pranksters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 08:16:36 PM
. Ikea has warned people not to try to sleep over in its stores when they close, saying they would be considered trespassers and would only end up getting into trouble with the law. ...
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Ikea says illegal teenage sleepovers must end image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 11:26:12 AM
. Ikea is urging teenagers to stop creeping into its stores and having illegal sleepovers. ...
Ikea Group plans €1bn investment in recycling companies and forests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:30:51 PM
. Ikea has pledged to invest €1bn (£850m) in recycling companies and forests after netting €5. ...
Should you buy your Christmas tree this weekend? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
.... But on Sunday 4 December, Aldi launches its 5ft-6ft Nordmann fir for £19. 99, while Ikea is again selling its trees for £25, but you also get a £20 voucher redeemable in-store if you return between 16 January and 12 February, making the tree effectively just £5. ...
Ikea considers bamboo and new materials to keep prices low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:01:33 AM
. Ikea UK is considering using different materials including bamboo in its furniture to keep prices down after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. ...
Black Friday sales rush reported by retailers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 12:16:05 AM
....Asda opted out of Black Friday in 2015 and again this year following chaotic scenes among bargain-crazed customers in 2014. Next, Ikea and fashion chain Jigsaw have also declared themselves Black Friday refuseniks. ...
Lidl to give lowest-paid staff pay rise to £8.45 an hour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 07:12:55 PM
....“This will also reassure workers that their wages will rise in line with the cost of living every year,” Chapman said. Retailers including Ikea, Oliver Bonas, Burberry and Majestic Wines are accredited to the Living Wage Foundation but no supermarket has signed up as yet. ...
The 10 lies ​about Black Friday's consumerist circle of hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 07:00:27 AM
.... Only because we have agreed to lock the memory of that weekend in our marital psychic vault does our relationship survive. Indeed, there’s a very useful pie chart showing how time is spent immediately after shoppers return from Ikea: just under 25% involves making “that’s what she said” jokes, more than 40% involves swearing, and a substantial proportion includes taking whatever you were assembling apart because you did it wrong. ...
New hourly living wage rate rises by up to 4% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 12:14:30 PM
....The Living Wage Foundation, an independent body, sets the living wage based on research by the Resolution Foundation and the Living Wage Commission, which brings together employers, NGOs and unions, using evidence about what people need to meet their everyday basic costs. There are now about 3,000 employers signed up to the voluntary scheme, including Everton Football Club, which signed up this week, Ikea and Lloyds Banking Group. ...
Living wage rate increased by 20p an hour image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 10:40:00 AM
....75 an hour, the city's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced. Nearly 3,000 businesses are signed up to the scheme, including Ikea and EDF. ...
Personal loan war heats up as First Direct raises limit to £50,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of October 2016 08:53:52 AM
....Critics fear that the boom in personal loans, allied to personal contract plans for car purchase, will add to ballooning levels of personal debt. Ikea’s finance arm, Ikano Bank, this week launched the cheapest generally available personal loan rate in the UK, at just 3. ...
Six billion plastic bags can’t be wrong – so what do we tax next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of October 2016 06:10:09 AM
.... So, are we now creating reusable bag mountains? My family’s reusable bag stash currently stands at 15, but these include a cotton bag from the Devon town of Modbury, which I picked up in 2007 when I wrote about it being the first place in Europe to ban plastic bags. That has definitely had more than 300 uses, and so have our three large Ikea bags, which I take to the supermarket each week. ...
Join a club that can help drive down the cost of car ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of October 2016 05:59:09 AM
.... “It is a lot more flexible than travelling on the train network at scheduled times, and costs around the same as two train tickets,” the 28-year-old says. “I have also hired a car for a day trip to Ikea when moving into my flat. ...
Samsung in Note 7 row in China after reports of devices catching fire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 06:23:59 AM
....He said Chinese consumers "start to feel like they are being taken advantage of, that they are not being accorded the same respect here as they are abroad". In June, Swedish furniture company Ikea suffered a similar backlash after it recalled dressers in the US and Canada but failed to do so immediately in China. ...
Ikea reports record sales as Poland and China soar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 08:55:48 AM
. Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, has reported record annual sales, driven by rapid growth in countries including Poland and China. ...
Ikea paves way for first Indian store image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 04:07:53 PM
. Ikea has started work on its first store in India, in the southern city of Hyderabad. ...

Rio 2016: PG Tips, DFS sofas and quiz nights - how Team GB has turned Olympic Village into a home from home
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.... It hired cleaners to carry out a “deep clean” of every room and a spokesman said that while there had been “a few snagging problems”, it was “no worse than you would expect when you move into a newly-built house”. Team GB has even shipped its own DFS sofas over from Britain, complete with Union flag cushions, as well as Ikea kettles, PG Tips tea bags, Union flag doormats and a Pride cuddly lion, the GB mascot, on every bed. ...
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Ikea designs giant 'Yeezy' bed for Kanye West after rapper says he 'has to work' with furniture chain
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. Ikea has responded to Kanye West's declaration that he wants to design furniture by joking they could create a giant bed for the rapper. ...

Welsh government credit cards used to buy Victoria's Secret lingerie and £1,500 of cake 
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....70 worth of purchases at a yachtwear store, £832. 81 payment to Ikea and £279. ...
Going upwards image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of July 2016 09:19:02 PM
.... And when shopping, we have a taste for the foreign. Whether that be smartphones, bookshelves from Ikea, cheap clothes from Primark, or even a Ford Focus, most of what we buy is made abroad. ...
'Ikea of Africa' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 08:51:13 AM
.... . Once thought of as the "Ikea of Africa", nowadays the group trades in homeware and general merchandise in Europe, Australia, Africa (especially South Africa) and the United Kingdom. ...
Ikea to recall 1.7 million Malm dressers in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of July 2016 06:22:13 AM
. Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has extended a recall of its popular Malm chests of drawers to China following pressure from regulators. ...
LuxLeaks scandal: Luxembourg tax whistleblowers convicted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 03:41:06 PM
....The two men faced a maximum sentence of 10 years. The 30,000 pages of documents leaked by the whistleblowers exposed favourable tax arrangements offered by Luxembourg to some of the world's biggest companies - including Apple, Ikea, and Pepsi - while Jean-Claude Juncker, now head of the European Commission, was prime minister. ...
Ikea recalls Malm drawers in North America after child deaths image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of June 2016 10:57:40 AM
. Ikea is recalling 29 million Malm chests of drawers in North America after the deaths of three children in the US. ...
Take out a mortgage … and walk away with a freebie image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of June 2016 06:00:06 AM
....There are various other schemes that give away goodies both big and small. For example, with Ikea Family, the Swedish retailer’s free-to-join loyalty scheme, each time you swipe your card at the till when you buy something you are guaranteed to win a prize. ...
Holidays that are cheap – and safe, plus why cash trumps shares for top returns image
....Pound and shares soar as investors await referendum result. Ikea recalls child safety gates following accidents. ...
Ikea recalls child safety gates following accidents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of June 2016 12:47:09 PM
. Ikea has withdrawn child safety gates from sale and urged parents who bought them to stop using them immediately, following reports that children had fallen down stairs when they opened unexpectedly. ...
Exclusive: Danish chain Tiger roars with 15 store expansion image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 27th of May 2016 05:49:00 PM
....”. Original Scandi designs and affordable prices are an essential part of that mix, she says, adding: “Although sometimes we have been compared to Ikea’s marketplace, we do not have any direct competitors, and certainly not at our price point on the high street. ...
Danish retailer Tiger eating up competition on Britain's high streets image
....The chain is growing at such a pace – opening one or two shops a week around the world, including in the US – that it struggled to meet demand over Christmas. When the retail expert Mary Portas was asked what she might do to save the BHS chain, which fell into administration in April, she suggested putting Tiger on the ground floor, replacing its fashion collections with the Japanese cut-price clothing chain Uniqlo or with Primark products and bringing in furnishings from Ikea. ...
British business needs investment and vision. But most of all it needs purpose image
....No company attempting to be purposed pulls it off completely; the key is to try, and build the systems to make it happen – and it is this commitment that contributes to improved performance. Thus Ikea, Kingfisher and Uniqlo declare that their purpose is to make sure everyone can have what only a few can have – from improving their home to cheap clothes that are nonetheless high-fashion. ...
LuxLeaks prosecutors seek jail term of 18 months for whistleblowers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 01:07:24 PM
....Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, French former employees of auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), are accused of leaking thousands of documents to journalist Edouard Perrin. The documents revealed the huge tax breaks that Luxembourg offered international firms including Apple, Ikea and Pepsi, saving the companies billions of euros in taxes. ...
Solar has a bright future in the UK despite Tory efforts to cloud the picture image
....Solar is jobs-intensive and many small and medium-sized firms have grown to meet the demand and build up skills they are now deploying around the world – a success story at every level. Related: Ikea starts selling solar panels in UK stores. ...
The way we shop now: the revolution in British spending habits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of May 2016 04:43:08 PM
....The demise of high street stalwarts BHS and Austin Reed, poor retail spending figures and a downturn in the number of people visiting high streets and shopping centres, are all being held up as evidence that Britons’ priorities are changing. Earlier this year a senior Ikea executive warned that the appetite of western consumers to own ever more goods and chattels was probably waning. ...
Argos recalls Mamas & Papas child car seats image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of May 2016 07:54:17 PM
....Argos has warned parents to stop using certain Mamas & Papas car seats because of fears they may not protect children during a crash. Related: Ikea recalls bat cape costume due to 'risk of strangulation'. ...
Argos profits slump 36% as shoppers buy fewer electrical goods image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of April 2016 09:46:20 AM
....As many major retailers struggle to entice shoppers on to the high street, some executives at leading companies have suggested shoppers’ habits have changed for good. Ikea’s head of sustainability told a Guardian conference in January that consumption of many familiar goods was at its limit and consumers had hit “peak stuff . ...
Luxleaks trial of tax whistleblowers begins in Luxembourg image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of April 2016 05:12:13 PM
....A trial of three people accused of involvement in the leaking of documents that revealed industrial scale tax avoidance has begun in Luxembourg, with attending MEPs vowing to propose a whistleblowers’ charter to prevent such cases in future. The so-called Luxleaks revelations brought to light multibillion-euro sweetheart deals for companies including Amazon, Ikea and Shire Pharmaceuticals, causing an international tax outrage that rocked the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, and set the scene for the Panama Papers. ...
How less stuff could make us happier – and fix stagnation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of April 2016 08:26:52 AM
....But the rise of mindfulness, in media coverage, schools and workplaces – including at the Bank of England – has coincided with signs that shopping may be losing its appeal as our national pastime. Ikea, purveyor of flatpacks and tealights, recently claimed the appetite of western consumers for home furnishings had reached its peak. ...
Mary Portas: how I would have saved BHS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of April 2016 05:58:30 PM
.... It has done an extraordinary job of taking that basic fundamental market, that was the old Woolies, and made it sexy. Imagine if British Home Stores’ ground floor was like Tiger, its fashion floor like Uniqlo or Primark and its home stuff like Ikea. ...
Ikea starts selling solar panels in UK stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of April 2016 06:00:39 AM
. Solar panels will join tea lights and spider plants on sale at Ikea stores from Monday, despite huge government cuts to solar subsidies for homeowners. ...
Former PwC employees face trial over role in LuxLeaks scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of April 2016 03:26:49 PM
.... Last year, the European parliament awarded him the Citizens’ Prize for his contribution to the promotion of common values. Among the companies to see details of their complex international tax structures exposed were Pepsi, Ikea, Accenture, Burberry, Procter & Gamble, Heinz, JP Morgan, FedEx, Shire Pharmaceuticals and Icap. ...
Ikea repeats safety warning after falling furniture kills child image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of April 2016 02:20:04 PM
. Ikea has repeated safety warnings to customers about its Malm budget furniture range after a third child was crushed to death when a chest of drawers fell on him. ...
Ikea repeats safety warning after falling furniture kills child image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of April 2016 02:20:04 PM
. Ikea has repeated safety warnings to customers about its Malm budget furniture range after a third child was crushed to death when a chest of drawers fell on him. ...
Build your own house via the internet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 11:00:31 PM
....At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Changing Places lab they have come up with a technological solution known as CityHome. The home in a box that is controlled by waving your hand at it looks, at first glance, like something Ikea would come up with if it was based at MIT's Media Lab. ...
Swings, slides and iPads: the gaming companies targeting kids' outdoor play image
....The AR universe is already vast. The latest Ikea Catalogue app allows you to superimpose furniture on to your front room before you buy. ...
Can you power a business on 100% renewable energy? Ikea wants to try image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 04:08:24 PM
. In 2012, Ikea made headlines with its pledge to completely power its stores with renewable energy by 2020. ...
Clas Ohlson store closures puts dozens of UK jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 06:55:14 PM
....Balkow said he could envisage up to 200 stores in the UK when Clas Ohlson entered the market. But the UK cut-price general merchandise arena has become increasingly competitive since 2010 with the expansion of the homegrown chains Poundland, B&M Stores and Wilko, as well as incomers such as Tiger, Clas Ohlson and the original affordable Swedish homeware specialist Ikea. ...
Ikea recalls bat cape costume due to 'risk of strangulation' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 04:27:32 PM
. Ikea has recalled a bat cape costume sold in the UK due to concerns it could injure or strangle children. ...
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