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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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IKEA starts construction of Greenwich store

IKEA officially ‘broke ground’ on its new 32,000sq m store in the south London borough of Greenwich on December 4. The branch represents the Swedish home furnishings giant’s first full-sized London store in 13 years. Due to open in winter 2018, IKEA is investing £100 million in the branch, which …

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IKEA collaborates with designer Tom Dixon

IKEA will launch a new range in-store and online in February called DELAKTIG, designed in collaboration with Tom Dixon OBE. The self-taught British designer is creative director of the brand ‘Tom Dixon’, which specialises in lighting, furniture and accessories. He has created a 28-piece modular furniture collection, which comprises sofas …

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Ikea launches ‘the Ikea house party’

Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA is planning four days of evening house parties and daytime experiences to celebrate its 30th anniversary in the UK. Billed as ‘The Ultimate House Party’, the events will take place from Wednesday October 18 to Saturday October 21 at 19 Greek Street in central London. …

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