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Ikea to return state aid received during coronavirus crisis

Jun 17, 2020 - 12:40 AM

Ikea says it is repaying aid from the United States and 8 European countries as its financial situation is better than feared

CLOSED. The novel coronavirus outbreak forces Ikea to temporarily shut down its stores in China. File photo by Liu Jin/AFP

Ikea masturbation video goes viral in China

May 11, 2020 - 4:13 PM

The pornographic clip shows a woman pleasuring herself half-naked on various sofas and beds in an Ikea showroom, while oblivious shoppers walk by in the background

IKEA releases iconic meatballs recipe to public

Apr 22, 2020 - 11:55 AM

You can now recreate the furniture chain's iconic Swedish meatballs recipe at home!

Ikea closes all stores in China over new coronavirus

Jan 30, 2020 - 10:30 PM

Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, all Ikea stores in China will remain closed 'until further notice'

A local employee of Ikea stands on the roof as a giant logo decorates the facade of shop in China's west Chengdu, 29 November 2006. Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea opens its fourth shop in the remote western city after Beijng, Shanghai and Guangzhou. More foreign manufacturers and retailers stretch out to China's inland cities such as Chengdu, Wuhan, Chongqing, which enjoy advantages as cheaper labour, lower property price and huge population of customers. AFP PHOTO/LIU Jin (Photo by LIU JIN / AFP)

IKEA to boost jobs in the Philippines, says Swedish envoy

Apr 08, 2019 - 7:25 PM

'They will need so much support in terms of suppliers, transportation, assembly,' says Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines Harald Fries

Xiaomi partners with IKEA for smart home lighting products

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The deal brings IKEA's full range of smart lighting products to the Xiaomi ecosystem

Xi Jinping: Friendship, cooperation 'only correct choice' for PH, China | Evening wRap

Nov 20, 2018 - 9:34 PM

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Everything you need to know about IKEA's first PH store

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:54 PM

How much money is being poured in and how big will it be? Here's what we know so far.

FIRST PH STORE. SM Supermalls and IKEA Philippines officials at the media announcement of the first PH store in the Philippines. Photo by Rappler

World's biggest IKEA store to open in PH by 'late 2020'

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:49 AM

It's going to be a 65,000-square meter store – the biggest in the world

COMING IN 2020. IKEA Southeast Asia managing director Christian Rojkjaer speaks at the Mall of Asia. Photo by Rappler

Ikea bets big on India but keeps meatballs off the menu

Jun 24, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The world's biggest furniture retailer says it is 'very bullish and excited about the Indian market'

This photo taken on June 22, 2018 shows the under-construction site of an IKEA store in Hyderabad. Furniture giant Ikea is set to open its first store and restaurant in India after years of trying but arguably its most famous item is off the menu -- Swedish meatballs. / AFP PHOTO / NOAH SEELAM / TO GO WITH: Economy-India-Sweden-retail-Ikea, FOCUS by Vishal MANVE

7 iconic IKEA pieces you’ll finally be able to get in the Philippines

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Just take our money now!

Ikea's frugal founder Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:40 AM

The company says Kamprad 'passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones' after 'a brief illness'

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 3, 2018 shows Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad posing prior the inauguration of the Margaretha Kamprad Chair of Environmental Science and Limnology at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne.  Ingvar Kamprad, the enigmatic founder of Swedish furniture giant IKEA, died aged 91 on Sunday, the company said. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

My Ikea nights: new craze irks Swedish furniture giant

Dec 22, 2016 - 12:57 PM

In Europe pranksters seeking a thrill have followed in the footsteps of two Belgian students who filmed and posted on YouTube a video clip about the night they spent last summer at an Ikea store in Ghent

File photo by AFP

Swedish envoy hails Ikea plan to open PH stores

Nov 17, 2016 - 7:35 PM

This comes as Sweden reopens its embassy in the Philippines that was closed for 8 years

EMBASSY REOPENED. Swedish Ambassador-designate to the Philippines Harald Fries speaks during the inauguration of the reopened Swedish embassy in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Swedish embassy

Ikea's enigmatic founder, Ingvar Kamprad, turns 90

Mar 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Ingvar Kamprad whose Swedish furniture empire Ikea achieved global success remains an enigma

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 03, 2012 shows Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad posing prior to the inauguration of the Margaretha Kamprad Chair of Environmental Science and Limnology on December 3, 2012 at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne. Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad remains an enigma. Lasting longer than most of the flat-pack furniture his store is famous for, Kamprad turns 90 years old on  March 30, 2016.  / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI

CEK FAKTA: Polemik nama IKEA di Indonesia

Feb 09, 2016 - 4:29 PM

Mengapa IKEA Swedia kehilangan merek dagang di Indonesia?

IKEA. Gerai IKEA di Amerika Serikat. Foto dari Wikimedia Commons

Two stabbed to death at Ikea store in Sweden, 2 arrested

Aug 11, 2015 - 10:53 AM

Police say they have no details about the motive for the attack which took place in the store s kitchenware section

POLICE PRESENCE. Swedish police at the scene where two people were stabbed to death and a third person was injured at an Ikea store, in the central Swedish town of Vasteras, August 10, 2015, police said. Peter Kruger/TT/EPA

Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm increases presence in PH

Feb 07, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Dairy Farm Company Limited opens an IT delivery center and raises its stake in high end Rustan’s and Cebu based Rose Pharmacy – all in a bid to expand

REPLICATING SUCCESS. Expanding Rose Pharmacy is Dairy Farm’s idea to compete with local behemoth, Mercury Drug, and make it like the Mannings drugstore chain of Hong Kong.

The wRap Indonesia: Oct. 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Grand celebration plans for Jokowi s inauguration IKEA Indonesia s opening the celebrity wedding of the year and more

Celebrity couple Raffi Ahmad and Nagita Slavina are set to be married on Friday, October 17, 2014. Photo courtesy of @RaffiAhmadLagi/Instagram

H&M to open PH shop soon?

Oct 14, 2013 - 2:34 PM

Swedish fast fashion house H M says it is entering the Philippine retail market on its own

Meatballs back on the menu at Ikea

Mar 21, 2013 - 9:01 PM

Ikea is reintroducing meatballs in its restaurants in Sweden Denmark Finland and Austria

File photo by AFP

Ikea pulls meatballs from Europe stores as horsemeat found

Feb 26, 2013 - 1:47 PM

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has withdrawn its own label meatballs from sale in at least 16 European countries after Czech authorities found horsemeat in the product

File photo by AFP

Is Ikea coming to PH?

Feb 20, 2013 - 3:24 PM

A franchisee of Swedish furniture giant Ikea plans to open 3 shops in Manila but needs big spaces to put up the stores

COMING SOON? The Asian franchisee of this global furniture giant is keen on opening stores in the Philippines. Photo by AFP