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US Is Getting 17 New IKEAs
Apr 20, 2023 12:35 PM CDT
US Is Getting 17 New IKEAs
The furniture chain sees the US as one of its 'most important markets'
- IKEA is ready to rule the flat-pack furniture and Swedish meatball market in the US with an announcement Thursday that it would open 17 new stores here. Chain owner Ingka Holding BV said it will spend just over $2 billion by 2026 on the stores and on boosting its delivery...
Romania's Trees Are Coveted,
Sometimes Dangerously So
Mar 20, 2022 3:10 PM CDT
Romania's Trees Are Coveted, Sometimes Dangerously So
Loggers in Romania wage bloody campaign to secure the last of Europe's old-growth forests
- Alexander Sammon's gripping piece on threats to one of the biggest remaining old-growth forests in the world—it's in Romania—for the
begins with a disturbing story about logging thugs who smash a documentary film crew’s equipment and nearly kill an activist. It's even...
Dozens in IKEA Overnight
Dec 3, 2021 5:12 AM CST
Snowstorm Strands Dozens in IKEA Overnight
Customers, workers in Denmark got to 'pick the exact bed they always have wanted to try'
- Dozens of people stranded by a snowstorm in Denmark this week didn't have as much beer available as a group that was stuck in a British pub for days after a storm—but they had no shortage of beds to choose from. Six customers and 25 employees had to...
Ikea Employees Outraged
by Juneteenth Menu
Jun 23, 2021 11:00 AM CDT
Ikea Employees Outraged by Juneteenth Menu
Fried chicken, watermelon among items selected to honor Black Americans
- An Ikea store in Atlanta is apologizing after offering a lunch menu of fried chicken, watermelon, macaroni and cheese, and collard greens to honor "the perseverance of Black Americans." Employees spoke out, claiming the menu was created without input from Black employees was sent to workers, and that...
Ikea France on Trial
Over Spying Claims
Mar 22, 2021 2:36 PM CDT
Ikea France on Trial Over Spying Claims
Company is accused of illegally spying on employees, disgruntled customers
- Ikea’s French subsidiary and several of its former executives went on trial Monday over accusations that they illegally spied on employees and customers. Trade unions reported the furniture and home goods company to French authorities in 2012, accusing it of collecting personal data by fraudulent means and the illicit...
Ikea's Main Franchisee
Prepares for Baby Boom
Apr 21, 2020 10:40 AM CDT
Ikea's Main Franchisee Prepares for Baby Boom
Ingka aims to reopen European stores in May
- Ikea's main franchisee has reopened all but one of its stores in China, and next month it plans to welcome crowds back to its European stores, too. Ingka Group—the world's largest furniture retailer, operating 420 Ikea stores around the world—aims to reopen stores in Europe in...
Yet More Dressers
Mar 4, 2020 11:41 AM CST
Ikea Recalling Yet More Dressers
This time around, it's the Kullen that can tip over
- Ikea is recalling 820,000 more dressers, adding to the 17.3 million it recalled in 2016. Once again the recall is due to the risk of the dressers tipping over, but this time around it's the three-drawer Kullen model being recalled; in 2016 it was the Malm model....
Ikea Settles for $46M
in Toddler's Death
Jan 6, 2020 6:07 PM CST
Ikea Settles for $46M in Toddler's Death
Recalled dresser toppled over on Jozef Dudek
- The parents of a 2-year-old California boy who was killed when an Ikea dresser tipped over and suffocated him have reached a $46 million settlement with the company. Jozef Dudek died in 2017, USA Today reports. "We miss him so much," his mother, Joleen, said Monday. The Dudeks...
Child Fires Gun He
Found in Ikea Store
Jun 26, 2018 4:08 AM CDT
Child Fires Gun He Found in Ikea Store
The handgun's owner dropped it in a sofa
- Police say a child fired a shot from a loaded handgun after finding it in a sofa at an Ikea store in suburban Indianapolis. Police in Fishers say no one was injured from the gunshot about 2pm Monday at the furniture store along Interstate 69 just northeast of Indianapolis, the...
Dies at 91
Jan 28, 2018 5:41 AM CST
IKEA Founder Dies at 91
Despite having created a global furniture empire, Ingvar Kamprad was notoriously frugal
- Ingvar Kamprad , the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, reports the AP . IKEA said that Kamprad died Saturday at his home in Smaland, Sweden. "He will be much missed and warmly remembered by his family and...
Critics: 'Ticking Land Mines' for
Kids Due to Poor Ikea Recall
Oct 20, 2017 12:11 PM CDT
Critics: 'Ticking Land Mines' for Kids Due to Poor Ikea Recall
An 8th toddler died in May after a dresser fell on him; his parents say they didn't know about recall
- A massive recall , followed by a $50 million wrongful-death settlement payment last year, seemed to mark the beginning of the end for an Ikea disaster that left several toddlers dead after they were crushed by dressers that fell on them. But NPR reports yet another toddler—said to be the...
Ikea Has a 'Hairy' New
Oct 15, 2017 9:05 AM CDT
Ikea Has a 'Hairy' New Furniture Collection
It's for your pets
- Scratching posts from the pet store are so 2016. Instead, Ikea hopes to elevate animal accoutrements to a more contemporary status with its new line of furniture and accessories for cats, dogs, and whatever other domestic creatures might crave their own custom-made lounging areas. Mashable reports on the "Lurvig"...
IKEA Serving Bowl Sets
Man's Grapes on Fire
Jun 23, 2017 8:50 AM CDT
IKEA Serving Bowl Sets Man's Grapes on Fire
'There was one intense point where [the sun] hit the twigs'
- A man found himself in the middle of an unexpected science experiment in Sweden after he set his bowl of grapes in the sun. Richard Walter says he was outside near his Blanda Blank stainless steel serving bowl from IKEA when he noticed his grapes were on fire. "'...
'Snappy' New IKEA
Furniture Could Save
Mar 8, 2017 4:40 PM CST
'Snappy' New IKEA Furniture Could Save Your Marriage
New system makes it easier to assemble IKEA stuff
- Hate assembling IKEA cabinets and shelves? The Swedish furniture giant has heard your cursing and is launching a line of furniture that snaps together "like a jigsaw puzzle," Dezeen reports. The secret is a ribbed joint called a wedge dowel that comes pre-installed and eliminates the need for...
Ikea to Pay $50M
to Families of Kids
Killed by Falling Dressers
Dec 22, 2016 8:10 AM CST
Ikea to Pay $50M to Families of Kids Killed by Falling Dressers
Furniture giant settles wrongful death suits of 3 toddler boys
- Ikea will pay $50 million to the families of three toddlers crushed by its dressers since 2014 in what might be the largest-ever settlement for a case involving the death of a child, reports the
. The families, who filed wrongful death suits, will split the money evenly after...
Ikea Is Getting Into the
Nov 3, 2016 5:15 PM CDT
Ikea Is Getting Into the Hydroponics Game
It will start selling plant-growing systems in US next spring
- Ikea believes city-dwelling Americans are finally ready to start growing their own food. Business Insider reports the company plans to launch its line of indoor hydroponic gardens in the US this spring. Hydroponics are supposed to make gardening easier for beginners in that there's no soil, no need to...
IKEA Says Yes
to Kanye's Plea,
Aug 3, 2016 2:24 PM CDT
IKEA Says Yes to Kanye's Plea, Jokingly
Rapper really wants to work with the furniture chain
- On Monday, Kanye West revealed one of his weirder ambitions: "I have to work with IKEA," the rapper told BBC Radio 1 , begging the furniture chain to "allow Kanye to create." He explained that the chain's minimalist designs appeal to him, and that he wants...
80K Ikea Baby Gates
Jul 16, 2016 12:20 PM CDT
80K Ikea Baby Gates Recalled After Children Injured
Cuts, bruises, and concussions
- The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 80,000 Ikea baby gates after reports of injured children around the world. Patrull, Patrull Fast, and Patrull Klamma baby gates sold between 1995 and 2016 can come unlocked unexpectedly and cause falls and other injuries, CNN reports. The gates, sold at Ikea...
IKEA Furniture Is
Tricky for Robots, Too
Sep 30, 2015 12:36 PM CDT
IKEA Furniture Is Tricky for Robots, Too
But researchers are determined to get a robot to put together an entire chair
- Most humans find IKEA furniture assembly infuriatingly difficult ... and it turns out robots aren't much better at the task. In a new study out of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, researchers find that "fine robotic assembly, in which the parts to be assembled are small and fragile...
Ikea: Stop Playing
Hide-and-Seek in Our Stores
Mar 17, 2015 4:29 AM CDT
Ikea: Stop Playing Hide-and-Seek in Our Stores
32,000-person game nixed over safety fears
- There are plenty of hiding places in Ikea stores, but the Swedish furniture chain would prefer not to find tens of thousands of Dutch people in them. The company says it won't allow mass hide-and-seek events in its Netherlands stores, one of which signed up 32,000 people on...
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