The Swedish furniture giant is chartering additional ships, buying more shipping containers, putting more effort into rail transport and moving goods between warehouses to mitigate the effects of the global logistics crisis.
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Ikea has seen its global sales rise by 6.6 % in the 2020-2021 broken financial year. There was a growth of 5.8 % on the Belgian market, but in the Dutch branch of the home furnishing chain suffered from the prolonged lockdown.
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Hema plans on focusing on its own stores and online channels within the Benelux and France even more than before. After withdrawing from the United Kingdom and Spain, the retailer is also discontinuing its collaboration with Dutch Wehkamp and French group Casino.
Tile store chain Impermo is accelerating its expansion: the Belgian company will open four new showrooms in the next six months, including its first branch in the Netherlands.
Dutch retail chain Hema wants to focus on its core markets and has therefore decided to close all six shops in Spain in the course of 2022. Earlier this summer, the retailer also announced its withdrawal from the UK.
Furniture chain Ikea has given its Arlon branch a new look: at the crossroads between Belgium, France and Luxembourg, and in an area full of expatriates, the home furnishings store will offer an adapted range.
Despite the Covid crisis and the forced store closures it caused, Denmark's Jysk closed its financial year with a record turnover of 4.39 billion euros.
On 16 September, Ikea will host its first online festival comprising virtual events, home concerts and workshops. The home furnishing chain will also present its new collection for spring 2022.
Tired of persistent delays with deliveries, Ikea is taking matters into its own hands. The Swedish furniture giant will buy its own containers and charter its own ships, in order to no longer be dependent on others.
Ikea is trialling a project to recycle down and feather fillings in Belgium. The initiative fits within the broader sustainability strategy of the home furnishing chain.
Belgian kitchen specialist èggo aims to open its first Middle-Eastern store in Riyadh (the capital of Saudi-Arabia) this November. More stores in the region are expected to follow later, likely in Egypt and Qatar.
The city centre store that Ikea had announced last year, has finally opened its doors in Vienna yesterday. The sustainable store has no car park and focuses on smaller items.
Ikea will soon be adding electricity to the already enormous list of things it is selling. First, it is Sweden's turn, but by 2025 the blue-and-yellow chain hopes to have renewable energy generated and used in all markets.
Ikea is trialling a new store concept in Shanghai, built around "meaningful customer experiences", events and sustainability - but without the typical set route.
Ikea has been fined one million euros in France for setting up an espionage system to collect private information on its own staff.
A public rooftop garden, 250 trees, 1,450 sq m of solar panels and parking spaces for over 760 bicycles: these are the most striking features of the new, innovative Ikea city store opening in 2023 in the centre of Copenhagen.