TORONTO The new head of Ikea Canada wants to make customers’ experiences easier at the retailer — though it won’t likely involve reconfiguring the infamously labyrinthine layout of its stores.
To that end, the Scandinavian chain is looking to grow its online sales, considering alternative stores and selling models and creating simpler do-it-yourself furniture designs such as the new Regissör series, a line of wood furniture that can be put together without any tools.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA will start selling residential solar panels at its stores in Britain, the first step in its plan to bring renewable energy to the mainstream market worldwide.
The company started selling solar panels made by China’s Hanergy in its store in Southampton on Monday. It will sell them in the rest of Britain in coming months, it said.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Swedish furniture giant Ikea was drawn into Europe’s widening food labelling scandal Monday as authorities said they had detected horse meat in frozen meatballs labelled as beef and pork and sold in 13 countries across the continent.
The Czech State Veterinary Administration said that horse meat was found in one-kilogram packs of frozen meatballs made in Sweden and shipped to the Czech Republic for sale in Ikea stores there. A total of 760 kilograms of the meatballs were stopped from reaching the shelves.