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Ikea opened its second store in India in Navi Mumbai. The opening was livestreamed. (Photo: Ikea/Youtube)

Ikea opens new store in Navi Mumbai, slots booked till December 31: 10 things to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:28 PM IST
“We are currently following a two-week advance booking. So, the availability of slots is likely to change every day,” the company said.
An employee walks long a road ahead of the opening of the Ikea store in Hitech City on the outskirts of Hyderabad in this file photo.(Bloomberg)
An employee walks long a road ahead of the opening of the Ikea store in Hitech City on the outskirts of Hyderabad in this file photo.(Bloomberg)

IKEA to adopt omni-channel approach for expansion in India

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 03:17 PM IST
With the changing consumer behaviour due to the health crisis, online business will play a “very important role” for IKEA, which plans to expand in India with an omni-channel approach.
“We resolutely oppose and condemn this kind of behaviour, and immediately reported it to the police in the city of the suspected store,” Ikea said in a statement, without revealing the name of the branch.(Bloomberg file photo)
“We resolutely oppose and condemn this kind of behaviour, and immediately reported it to the police in the city of the suspected store,” Ikea said in a statement, without revealing the name of the branch.(Bloomberg file photo)

Will be careful: Ikea after video of woman masturbating at China store goes viral

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 01:50 PM IST
While uncensored versions of the video have been scrubbed from Chinese social media, the Swedish company’s response to the clip gained nine million views.
The torrent of communication makes one consume more and experience less(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
The torrent of communication makes one consume more and experience less(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: The middle order

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:04 PM IST
Spare a thought for Gen X, valiantly straddling the analog and digital eras
Natalia Taylor did it as a social experiment.(Instagram/natalia__taylor)
Natalia Taylor did it as a social experiment.(Instagram/natalia__taylor)

YouTuber fakes luxury Bali vacation with pics taken in Ikea. Watch how

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 02:09 PM IST
Earlier this month, on February 7, she shared a picture of herself with the caption, “The queen has arrived in Bali.”
Too hard to move a couch? Rental startups see a potential market. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Too hard to move a couch? Rental startups see a potential market. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)

Too hard to move a couch? Rental startups see a potential market

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Furniture-rental companies target high-income city dwellers who want a $1,100 orange love seat ($46 a month) or $980 leather bench ($41 a month) — but only temporarily.
Circular farming involves waste food being turned into nutrients that are used to grow new crops.(iStock/Representative Image)
Circular farming involves waste food being turned into nutrients that are used to grow new crops.(iStock/Representative Image)

World’s top furniture retailer set to begin serving home-grown salad

Kaarst | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 11:14 PM IST
Ikea, which demonstrated one of the LED-powered containers at an event at a store in Kaarst, western Germany, expects to start serving home-grown salad to customers at its restaurants from pilot projects at two stores in Sweden next month.
Customers stand outside IKEA store in Hyderabad, the Swedish company’s first store in India.(AP File)
Customers stand outside IKEA store in Hyderabad, the Swedish company’s first store in India.(AP File)

IKEA eyes land in Noida for first retail store in Delhi-NCR, to invest Rs 5,000 crore

Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 03:50 PM IST
IKEA has been looking for a suitable land for its retail outlet in the NCR for the past two years. However, it has failed to find the required land for the project.
Indian customers stand outside IKEA's first store in India as it opened in Hyderabad, India(AP file photo)
Indian customers stand outside IKEA's first store in India as it opened in Hyderabad, India(AP file photo)

Ikea to cut 7,500 jobs worldwide as customer behaviour changes

Copenhagen, Denmark | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 08:06 PM IST
Ikea says the cutbacks will allow it to focus “on its e-commerce platform, to better meet the needs of its customers and be more convenient and affordable to many more people.”
Ikea wants to turn rice straw into household wares in a move that could end up reducing a major source of pollution in India.(Reuters File Photo)
Ikea wants to turn rice straw into household wares in a move that could end up reducing a major source of pollution in India.(Reuters File Photo)

Ikea wants to make stuff from the straw now being burnt in India

Bloomberg | By Anna Molin
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 04:44 PM IST
The first rice-straw product prototypes will be decorations and paper boxes, and Ikea plans to start selling them in India during 2019 or 2020, it said in a statement.
A file photo of IKEA's office.(Wikipedia)
A file photo of IKEA's office.(Wikipedia)

IKEA to invest 1000 crore in its third India store in Bengaluru, to open by 2020

Agencies | By Agencies
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 08:52 AM IST
IKEA Bengaluru will also have parking space for around 2,000 vehicles and a 1,000 seater restaurant serving Swedish and Indian delicacies, he added.
The customer tweeted that he had found an insect in the chocolate cake which he had bought for his daughter at the food counter in the IKEA outlet.(Photo: Twitter/@Kishore20181)
The customer tweeted that he had found an insect in the chocolate cake which he had bought for his daughter at the food counter in the IKEA outlet.(Photo: Twitter/@Kishore20181)

Insect in my chocolate cake, says man at IKEA, company fined

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 12:09 AM IST
Ikea on Thursday apologised to the customer and assured steps to prevent any recurrence of any such incidents.
The decision was taken following an incident of a man complaining of finding a caterpillar in the vegetable biryani served to him at Ikea Hyderabad’s food outlet on August 31.(HT Photo)
The decision was taken following an incident of a man complaining of finding a caterpillar in the vegetable biryani served to him at Ikea Hyderabad’s food outlet on August 31.(HT Photo)

Vegetable biryani, samosa off IKEA menu after worm in food controversy

UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 10:30 PM IST
IKEA spokesperson said the company always took food safety and quality very seriously and customer health was always a priority and it had initiated an internal review in order to take any corrective actions as needed.
Customers eats at a restaurant at the new IKEA store in Hyderabad.(AFP Photo)
Customers eats at a restaurant at the new IKEA store in Hyderabad.(AFP Photo)

Worm found in biryani at IKEA in Hyderabad; store to pay fine of Rs 11,500

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 07:23 PM IST
Ikea apologised over the ‘unfortunate experience’ and said that it is investigating the matter.
Customers shop inside the new IKEA store in Hyderabad, India, August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Subrat Patnaik(REUTERS)
Customers shop inside the new IKEA store in Hyderabad, India, August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Subrat Patnaik(REUTERS)

IKEA’s first India store attracts 40,000 customers on day one, stampede-like situation at opening

Hyderabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 02:14 PM IST
The store’s opening saw a stampede-like situation. The retailer was teeming with customers in the evening, with the total number for the day likely to have crossed 30,000 when the store shut down at 11 pm.
An Indian worker arranges decorations inside a living room display at the new IKEA store in Hyderabad.(AFP Photo)
An Indian worker arranges decorations inside a living room display at the new IKEA store in Hyderabad.(AFP Photo)

Sofas in demand as shoppers hit India’s first Ikea store in Hyderabad

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 02:14 PM IST
Ikea’s 400,000-square-foot Hyderabad store is the first step in the retailer’s plans for India, with more outlets scheduled to debut in Mumbai, Bengaluru and the New Delhi area soon after.
A worker stands next to an Ikea branded auto-rickshaw during the launch of the company's store in Hitech City on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.(Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg)
A worker stands next to an Ikea branded auto-rickshaw during the launch of the company's store in Hitech City on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.(Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg)

Ikea opens first India store in Hyderabad: Five challenges it will face

Agence France-Presse, Mumbai | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 04:56 PM IST
In a milestone that's been more than a decade in the making, India's first Ikea store opened on Thursday, bringing inexpensive Nordic-inspired furnishings and food to the worlds fastest-growing middle class.
Employees work in the restaurant of the Ikea retail store in Hitech City on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.(Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg)
Employees work in the restaurant of the Ikea retail store in Hitech City on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.(Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg)

Bookcases and biryani collide as Ikea tackles India in Hyderabad

Agence France-Presse, Hyderabad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 02:15 PM IST
While Indians may be getting richer, creating an apparent golden opportunity for Ikea as in other emerging economies, spending levels remain low.
Chief Executive Officer of IKEA group Jesper Brodin speaks during a press conference at the new IKEA store in Hyderabad on August 8. Ikea's boss promised Wednesday to meet the "needs, frustrations and dreams" of local consumers with the Swedish firm's first Indian store, its second attempt to break into a vast but difficult market.(AFP Photo)
Chief Executive Officer of IKEA group Jesper Brodin speaks during a press conference at the new IKEA store in Hyderabad on August 8. Ikea's boss promised Wednesday to meet the "needs, frustrations and dreams" of local consumers with the Swedish firm's first Indian store, its second attempt to break into a vast but difficult market.(AFP Photo)

Ikea can wait for years for profits, says CEO Jesper Brodin

Hyderabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 02:15 PM IST
The Ikea store in Hyderabad will offer 7,500 home furnishing products under one roof.
An Ikea logo outside the Ikea AB retail store in Khimki, Russia.(Bloomberg)
An Ikea logo outside the Ikea AB retail store in Khimki, Russia.(Bloomberg)

India’s first Ikea store opens today in Hyderabad, 6 million shoppers expected in a year

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 05:26 PM IST
Some 950 people will be employed directly by Ikea in Hyderabad, with an additional 1,500 jobs created indirectly, a company spokesperson said.
Ikea's new 400,000-square-foot location in Hyderabad, the Swedish retail giant's first location in India.(Bloomberg)
Ikea's new 400,000-square-foot location in Hyderabad, the Swedish retail giant's first location in India.(Bloomberg)

Swedish retail giant Ikea’s 1st India store opens today in Hyderabad. 5 quick facts

UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 05:29 PM IST
This will be Ikea’s first venture in India where it plans to open 25 stores by 2025.
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)
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)

IKEA lovers will have to wait a little longer, Hyderabad store launch postponed to August 9

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 04:03 PM IST
IKEA was scheduled to open its first store in India next week on July 19. “IKEA Retail India decided to move the date as it needs some more time to live up to its expected quality commitments towards customers and coworkers,” it said.
An employee, right, provides a kitchen consultation to a customer at the Ikea of Sweden AB pop-up store in the city center of Stockholm, Sweden.(Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg)
An employee, right, provides a kitchen consultation to a customer at the Ikea of Sweden AB pop-up store in the city center of Stockholm, Sweden.(Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg)

IKEA’s Hyderabad store to have local flavour, biryani, samosas on the menu

Reuters, Mumbai/Stockholm | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 01:51 PM IST
IKEA is setting up its first ever in-house assembly team in its first India store in Hyderabad, and offering local delicacies such as samosas to woo shoppers, at a time when growth in some of its more established markets is slowing.
The Ikea logo sits on a store in Stockholm, Sweden.(Bloomberg File Photo)
The Ikea logo sits on a store in Stockholm, Sweden.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Ikea to enter Indian market in July, may trigger a price war

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sapna Agarwal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 07:01 AM IST
Swedish furniture maker Ikea has said that there will be 1,000 products ar prices below Rs 200 when the store opens in India.
IKEA asked students to bully one plant and compliment the other, to raise awareness on the effects of bullying.(IKEA)
IKEA asked students to bully one plant and compliment the other, to raise awareness on the effects of bullying.(IKEA)

Plants feel pain, proves experiment of bullying two for a month

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 03:57 PM IST
Whoever said plants don’t feel pain, should see this. In a unique experiment with two plants to raise awareness on the effects of bullying, IKEA asked students to verbally bully one and compliment the other for 30 days. The results will shock you.
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