Ikea turns furniture into wireless chargers

2015-03-02 05:00

Global furniture giant Ikea has announced the launch of desks, tables and lamps that will wirelessly charge phones and other devices.

Ikea may tighten carbon rules

2014-10-13 16:00

Leading furniture retailer Ikea may introduce an internal carbon emissions price in order to protect the environment and create a "new and better" company.

Haiyan: Criticism increases China’s aid

2013-11-20 18:08

China will be sending an emergency response crew to the Philippines nearly two weeks after typhoon Haiyan's devastation, following criticism over its initial contribution.

UN: Ikea makes shelters for refugees

2013-06-30 21:56

The UN's refugee agency says it has turned to Swedish furniture giant Ikea to make more durable and functional shelters for refugees world-wide.

Pork found in Ikea's moose lasagna

2013-04-06 18:45

Ikea has withdrawn moose lasagna from its European stores after tests showed it contains pork.

After meatballs, Ikea withdraws sausages

2013-02-28 10:04

After withdrawing meatballs from stores across Europe, home furnishings company Ikea says it will also remove wiener sausages made by the same supplier.

Horsemeat found in Swedish meatballs

2013-02-25 15:01

Czech authorities say they have detected horsemeat in meatballs labelled as beef and pork for Swedish furniture retailer giant Ikea.

Ikea to probe 'fake' store in China

2011-08-03 13:51

Furniture giant Ikea says it will look into an alleged fake Ikea store in China, which according to reports is an exact copy of the Swedish chain's blue-and-yellow warehouses.

Tallest unveils g'bread man

2009-11-12 22:17

The world's tallest living man has unveiled the world's largest gingerbread man at an Ikea outlet in Norway's capital, Oslo.


Businesses go green, little faith in UN plan

2014-10-16 18:05

Big businesses say they will not deter from green investment because it makes economic sense, despite the UN process being bogged down by disputes.

Ikea recalls lamp following child's death

2013-12-12 09:04

Ikea is recalling millions of children's lamps following the death of a 16-month-old child who choked after getting entangled in the lamp's cord.

IKEA starts selling solar panels for homes

2013-09-30 14:50

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.

IKEA founder steps further back

2013-06-05 15:20

Ingvar Kamprad, creator of retailer IKEA, is to take another step back from his company as the youngest of his three sons takes a key board role.

China destroys Ikea cake, Nestle chocolate

2013-03-05 15:10

Chinese authorities say they have destroyed nearly two tons of chocolate cake imported by Sweden's Ikea for violating food quality standards.

Ikea pulls meatballs from 14 countries

2013-02-25 19:21

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has withdrawn some of its company-branded meatballs in 14 European countries as the horsemeat scandal spreads.

IKEA ventures into world of technology

2012-04-18 20:44

Already the one-stop shop for smart and compact home furnishing, IKEA is venturing into the world of technology – with the IKEA TV.

Blast in German Ikea store, one hurt

2011-06-11 13:14

An explosive device has detonated in an Ikea furniture store in the east German city of Dresden slightly injuring one person.

Ikea defends new typeface

2009-08-31 09:16

Ikea, the Swedish furniture chain, says it never expected such a backlash after switching typeface in its new catalogue.

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