Published in Furniture on 12-04-2014
Yoni Van Looveren
The construction of Ikea Zwolle has started and it will be the very first in the Netherlands to apply a new store concept.
The new concept is meant to create the most sustainable large-scale store in the Netherlands.
The Ikea store in Eindhoven is testing the consequences of not letting people pay in cash any more. If successful, the test may be expanded to other Dutch stores too.
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Steinhoff, the South-African owner of chains like Conforama and Poundland, has achieved a decent turnover growth in the first nine months of its financial year. Still, billions of euros worth in damage claims keep the company in trouble.
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