In its fiscal year 2016, Swedish Ikea group has managed to boost its turnover more than 7 % compared to the year before, with a 5 % like-for-like turnover increase. Online growth even reached 28 %, to almost 1.5 billion euro.
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Swedish furniture chain Ikea is opening a pop-up restaurant in London next week, where customers will be their own chef. At The Dining Club customers can attend different cooking classes, where they will be cooking for their friends.
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Swedish furniture store chain Ikea transformed its very first store into a museum. The store opened in 1958 and shut down in 2012, but fans can now visit it to see the best the chain's past has to offer.
Ikea announced it will collaborate with Danish HAY and British designer Tom Dixon. Its collaboration with Tom Dixon is designed to find solution for small living areas.
Swedish furniture chain Ikea will open its first Parisian pop-up store tonight. Obviously, the restaurant's interior is made up from Ikea furniture, but several of the dishes' ingredients can also be found at Ikea stores.
Several major companies, including Ikea and Nestlé, have joined forces and have asked the European Union to create new legislation to drastically limit trucks' emissions, in order to meet the goals signed at the Paris climate conference.
Swedish furniture chain Ikea apparently intends to sell about 900 million euros' worth of European real estate. All in all, 27 retail parks would be up for sale, containing real estate around its own stores.
Furniture chain Ikea launched an app that allows users to view Ikea kitchens from any side they want. The app is designed for the HTC Vive, a virtual reality goggle from HTC and Valve.
The Belgian tax department has launched a thorough investigation of Swedish furniture chain Ikea's Belgian finances. Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt divulged that information the Parliamentary Committee.
Ikea's store in Zwolle aims to lower its energy consumption, to become energy neutral by 2020. Last year, it managed to lower its energy consumption to well below that of an average Swedish Ikea store.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea avoided about 1 billion euro in taxes in the 2005 - 2014 timeframe, thanks to some very ingenious fiscal schemes across several European countries, according to a report published by the European Greens.
Ikea is currently in the eye of the storm after its Australian and British websites promoted seats with synthetic coating as leather seats. The company admits it could have communicated more clearly, but denies the mentions were misleading.