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03

Oct

IKEA stores in U.K. to sell home solar systems, Allen wrench not requiredNot content with topping its own stores and factories with PV panels, the Swedish home goods behemoth rolls out home solar systems to U.K. shoppers.

IKEA stores in U.K. to sell home solar systems, Allen wrench not required
Not content with topping its own stores and factories with PV panels, the Swedish home goods behemoth rolls out home solar systems to U.K. shoppers.

26

Aug

IKEA aims to eliminate buyer’s remorse with nifty augmented reality appTo complement its 2014 catalog, Swedish flat-pack champion IKEA unveils an augmented reality app that enables shoppers to outfit their homes with digital imagery of furniture for a ‘perfect fit.’

IKEA aims to eliminate buyer’s remorse with nifty augmented reality app
To complement its 2014 catalog, Swedish flat-pack champion IKEA unveils an augmented reality app that enables shoppers to outfit their homes with digital imagery of furniture for a ‘perfect fit.’

08

Jul

1 percent of global commercial wood supply used to make IKEA productsDespite what you’ve heard, the wood furniture and home accessories found at IKEA are indeed made from actual lumber in some shape or form and, not surprisingly, the sustainability-minded retailer consumes a whole lot of it.

1 percent of global commercial wood supply used to make IKEA products
Despite what you’ve heard, the wood furniture and home accessories found at IKEA are indeed made from actual lumber in some shape or form and, not surprisingly, the sustainability-minded retailer consumes a whole lot of it.

25

Feb


Horse meat found in IKEA meatballs 



The hip Scandinavian superstore becomes the latest company affected by the broadening scandal.            
The hip Scandinavian superstore becomes the latest company affected by the broadening scandal.            

09

Feb


 Have you fallen victim to the ‘IKEA Effect’?  



Feel like you were on top of the world after putting together that flat-packed bed frame? Thank the ‘IKEA Effect,’ an exaggerated sense of self-worth felt after assembling products yourself.
Feel like you were on top of the world after putting together that flat-packed bed frame? Thank the ‘IKEA Effect,’ an exaggerated sense of self-worth felt after assembling products yourself.

29

Oct

Blue bags for a greener future: IKEA unveils People & Planet Positive strategyFirm in the belief that ‘sustainability should not be a luxury good,’ IKEA releases a sustainability strategy that, among many things, finds the retailer striving toward complete energy independence by 2020.

Blue bags for a greener future: IKEA unveils People & Planet Positive strategy
Firm in the belief that ‘sustainability should not be a luxury good,’ IKEA releases a sustainability strategy that, among many things, finds the retailer striving toward complete energy independence by 2020.

05

Jun

Is your IKEA bookshelf made from a 600-year-old Russian tree?… Chances are it’s not, but Swedish mega-retailer IKEA has recently come under fire from environmental watchdog groups for clear-cutting large swaths of old-growth forests in a sensitive area of northwestern Russia.

Is your IKEA bookshelf made from a 600-year-old Russian tree?
… Chances are it’s not, but Swedish mega-retailer IKEA has recently come under fire from environmental watchdog groups for clear-cutting large swaths of old-growth forests in a sensitive area of northwestern Russia.

03

Jan

IKEA ditches wooden pallets for cardboardIn attempt to slash costs and emissions, IKEA experiments with cardboard shipping pallets. But like some IKEA products, their single-use nature have some wondering if they’re indeed a more eco-friendly option.

IKEA ditches wooden pallets for cardboard
In attempt to slash costs and emissions, IKEA experiments with cardboard shipping pallets. But like some IKEA products, their single-use nature have some wondering if they’re indeed a more eco-friendly option.

02

Dec

Senior citizens using local IKEA to hook upWhether it’s the good, the bad, or the downright ugly, breakfast hotspot and green-minded retailer of not-always-green home furnishings, IKEA, is forever a popular topic on this here blog. But today, here’s something, via The Wall Street Journal, that I didn’t see coming: Apparently, IKEA stores in China, particularly the Shanghai location, are notorious for attracting elderly singles on the hunt for a little romance … and free coffee. I guess you could call the stores (Swedish) meat(ball) markets for the 65-and-over-set.

Senior citizens using local IKEA to hook up
Whether it’s the good, the bad, or the downright ugly, breakfast hotspot and green-minded retailer of not-always-green home furnishings, IKEA, is forever a popular topic on this here blog. But today, here’s something, via The Wall Street Journal, that I didn’t see coming: Apparently, IKEA stores in China, particularly the Shanghai location, are notorious for attracting elderly singles on the hunt for a little romance … and free coffee. I guess you could call the stores (Swedish) meat(ball) markets for the 65-and-over-set.

15

Sep

Is IKEA pushing printed books towards the brink of extinction?Many are fingering the redesign of IKEA’s classic BILLY bookshelf to better accommodate items that aren’t books as a harbinger of print publishing’s demise. But there’s more to the story than you may think …

Is IKEA pushing printed books towards the brink of extinction?
Many are fingering the redesign of IKEA’s classic BILLY bookshelf to better accommodate items that aren’t books as a harbinger of print publishing’s demise. But there’s more to the story than you may think …