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Superdry founder pledges £1m to People’s Vote Brexit campaign group

Superdry’s co-founder Julian Dunkerton has pledged £1 million to a group campaigning on a referendum on the final Brexit deal. In an interview with The Sunday Times Dunkerton said he had granted the People’s Vote its largest individual donation, as campaign groups on both sides prepare for the autumn spending spree ahead of the most critical phase of Brexit negotiations.

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Ikea to open Tottenham Court Road store amid major “transformation” plans

Ikea has announced plans to open a new inner-city flagship on London’s Tottenham Court Road. As part of the furniture retailer’s new strategy to focus on city centre locations, it will move into the former Multiyork store on Tottenham Court Road this autumn.






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Ikea to remove single-use plastic straws in war on plastic

Ikea has pledged to remove all single-use plastic straws from its product range and restaurants by the start of October this year. The move, which will see Ikea no longer offer nor sell single-use plastic straws, forms part of the furniture retail giant’s global commitment to remove all single-use plastic products from its range and restaurants globally by 2020.






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IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91

Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91.






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EU regulators to investigate Ikea’s Dutch tax deals

EU state aid regulators will investigate whether Ikea's tax arrangement with the Netherlands helped cut its tax bill.






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Big Interview: Hege Sæbjørnsen, Country Sustainability Manager, Ikea

In the Trump era, sustainability has become a hot-button issue. Both sides of the debate are firing on all cylinders. While the US pulls out of the Paris Agreement, Tesla has activated the worlds largest battery in Southern Australia, powered entirely by sustainable energy.






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Ikea records sixth consecutive year of growth in the UK

Ikea has another cause for celebration other than its 30th anniversary in the UK this year, with the homewares and furniture retailer recording its sixth consecutive year of growth in its latest full year report.






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Analysis: How acquisition of TaskRabbit will benefit Ikea

Matt Sargent, senior VP of retail at Magid The acquisition of TaskRabbit allows Ikea to efficiently remove one key barrier (the dislike of furniture assembly) for a segment of customers that have until this point avoided Ikea.   read more






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Ikea UK implements one weekend off in four initiative

The UK arm of Ikea has announced that all of its 10,400 retail co-workers are now eligible for at least one weekend off in every four. The Swedish furniture giant is one of the first retailers in the UK to offer this initiative, which aims to provide co-workers an improved work-life balance and ensuring fairness and equality






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