German kitchen specialist SieMatic has opened a display store on Eilandje, a district in Antwerp, the fourth worldwide.
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Furniture store Hem, Fab.com founder Jason Goldberg's new project, has launched today. The website will be available in 30 countries and its items will be on sale at partners in 10 countries.
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Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea managed a 3 % turnover increase in its fiscal year 2014 (1 September 2013 - 31 August 2014), up to 28.7 billion euro with China as its largest growth market.
Ikea will offer its German customers a form of lifelong guarantee. As long as they have their original receipt, they will be able to return purchased items forever.
The Australian version of Airbnb and IKEA have come up with a stunt, allowing people to spend the night at IKEA. It is a temporary promotion designed for a contest.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has opened its very first store in Croatia today. It is located in Rugvica, east of the capital, Zagreb. There will not be a second store anytime soon.
A new Donum store will open in Antwerp on 10 October, in the former APRA hospital on the Frankrijklei.
Euretco's furniture groups will change course from September onward, with more freedom for entrepreneurs to modify stores to fit local customers.
Dutch bed store chain Swiss Sense will have to change its name after a court has decided it is a Swiss Flex patent breach.
Anyone visiting Ikea in Wilrijk (near Antwerp, Belgium) today, may have been surprised to see that plenty of visitors were playing hide-and-seek.
French online furniture store Vente-Unique.com will bring a part of its shares to the Paris stock exchange. It has filed a request with the appropriate authorities, but it remains unclear how many shares will become available.
A court has convicted Ikea's French branch for violations of the Sunday rest. It has been fined 120,000 euro in damages which it has to pay 8 employees, but the cost could surge to 30 million euro.
Ikea will increase its American minimum wage 17 %, good news for about half of its American personnel. The Swedish retailer's move follows in the footsteps of GAP's similar action earlier this year.
Ikea will open its first city-center store in Hamburg next week. At the moment, nearly all Ikea stores are at industrial sites or in the suburbs.
After a 56-year career, Lord Harris of Peckham will resign as chairman of British home retailer Carpetright, with Wilf Walsh succeeding him in September. Walsh has experience through his work at music chain HMV and bookmaker Coral.
Baby and children's store IKenIK.nl will now also start selling furniture from well-known brands like Koeka and Cottonbaby through its website.