Tag Archives: IKEA

IKEA creates reading rooms in-store

IKEA will open Reading Rooms at its Wembley store in London next week, in partnership with the Man Booker Prize literary award. From next Tuesday (July 31) to Sunday August 5, the Rooms will be open to the public, offering them the opportunity to ‘enjoy a good read of some …

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IKEA pilots city centre concept store in London

IKEA has unveiled plans to open a new city centre shop on London’s Tottenham Court Road, billed as the first of its kind in the capital. Scheduled to launch this Autumn, the store (located on the former Multiyork site) will ‘act as a new way for customers to experience the …

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IKEA UK and Ireland set to remove all single-use plastic straws

IKEA UK and Ireland has pledged to remove all single-use plastic straws from its product range and restaurants by October 1. The commitment applies to all UK and Ireland stores, including the recently opened IKEA Exeter store, all future IKEA outlets and IKEA online. The move is part of the …

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IKEA appoints new UK and Ireland country retail manager

IKEA UK and Ireland country retail manager Gillian Drakeford has joined Inter IKEA Systems (the owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide franchiser) as IKEA retail system manager. Gillian was succeeded yesterday (Friday June 1) by Javier Quiñones, who has held the post of IKEA UK and Ireland deputy retail …

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IKEA brings ‘Wonderful Everyday’ tour to Devon

To celebrate the opening of IKEA’s new store in Exeter on May 1o, the Swedish furnishings retailer has planned 10 mini-events and installations in and around the Devon city over the next three weeks. The ‘Wonderful Everyday’ tour will run from today (Friday April 13) to Thursday May 10, bringing …

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IKEA launches its first range of speakers for the home

Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA announced details today (Monday April 9) of its first-ever range of Bluetooth speakers for the home. In-store from this month, the ENEBY speakers are available in two sizes (20cm x 20cm & 30cm x 30cm) and come in white, grey and black. They can be …

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IKEA announces opening date for new Exeter store

The doors of IKEA’s new Exeter store will officially open to the public on May 10. The Swedish homeware giant has invested £80 million in the 29,000sq m branch on Newcourt Way in the Devon city, which will be its 21st full sized store in the UK and 22nd in …

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BBC steps behind the scenes of IKEA

BBC2 is airing a major three-part series that promises to offer never-before-seen footage into the world of Swedish home furnishings retail giant Ikea. The broadcaster said: ‘IKEA is undoubtedly one of the world’s most successful, enigmatic, and recognisable global brands. Last year more than 900 million people in 49 countries …

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Obituary: Ingvar Kamprad

A tribute to IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad by Gillian Drakeford, country manager for IKEA UK & Ireland  On Sunday January 28, IKEA co-workers around the world were deeply saddened by the loss of our founder, Ingvar Kamprad. Ingvar was an inspirational man who touched the lives of many, many people …

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IKEA founder dies in Sweden aged 91

Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of homeware giant IKEA, passed away peacefully at his home in Sweden on Saturday (January 27) following a short illness. He was 91. Ingvar was born in 1926 in Småland, a province in southern Sweden. At the age of 17 he founded IKEA: the business that …

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