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IKEA to open a £100 million store in Greenwich

Home furnishings giant IKEA has announced has been granted full planning consent to build a new store at Greenwich in south-east London. Construction is due to start in late Autumn on the branch, which is located on Millennium Way Retail Park and will create around 500 jobs. The 33,000sq m …

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Which? report reveals best and worst high street shops

Toolstation and Richer Sounds have been named the highest ranking shops in the UK in 2017, according to an annual survey of shoppers. In January, consumer watchdog Which? asked 10,214 members of the public about their previous six months’ in-store shopping experiences at 100 major retailers. Questions covered overall experience …

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IKEA pilots new scheme at Cardiff store

IKEA has launched a textile take-back scheme at its Cardiff store, to encourage customers to recycle unwanted textiles and help the local community. The initiative will give shoppers the opportunity to bring in unwanted textiles – from clothing to soft furnishings – purchased from any store, to be reused, repaired …

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Ikea Group appoints new CEO

Jesper Brodin will become the new president and ceo of home furnishings giant IKEA Group on September 1. He is currently managing director of IKEA of Sweden, responsible for the development of the product range and supply chain. Jesper will succeed Peter Agnefjäll, who was appointed as president and ceo …

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IKEA to create 1,300 new jobs in UK

Home furnishings chain IKEA has announced that it will create over 1,300 new jobs in the UK by the end of 2018. The news came as the home furnishings retailer celebrated the start of construction of its 21st UK store, in the Devon city of Exeter, last week (see separate …

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IKEA breaks ground for Exeter store

Home furnishings giant IKEA officially celebrated the construction of its new store in the Devon city of Exeter last week (Thursday May 18). IKEA UK and Ireland country retail manager Gillian Drakeford and the Exeter store manager Nick Earle were joined by Lord Mayor Lesley Robson and council leader Peter …

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