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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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Ikea launches Ikea Place

Ikea has announced the launch of Ikea Place: an augmented reality (AR) app that allows people to virtually place furniture in their home. All of the products in Ikea Place are 3D and true to scale, so customers can choose products that are exactly the right size. The Swedish retailer …

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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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