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French Ikea executives questioned over police-file spying scandal

Two executives at Ikea France were being questioned by police as part of a probe into allegations the company illegally used police files to spy on staff and customers, a judicial source said.

Tuesday, 19 November, 2013, 8:33pm

New generation takes reins at Ikea as founder lets his three sons take over

Asked if he would ever quit Ikea, 87-year-old founder Ingvar Kamprad told an interviewer last year he "had no time to die". But his latest step back from the world's biggest furniture group has pushed a younger generation to the fore.

8 Jun 2013 - 3:39am

Solutions to finding the right furniture within your budget

Shopping for furniture in Hong Kong can be a headache - the challenges of finding something that fits in your flat and meets your budget can take the fun out of choosing designs and colours. But there are plenty of solutions if you know where to look.

1 May 2013 - 3:44am

No problem with cakes here, says Ikea

Ikea Hong Kong yesterday moved to assure customers that the affected batch of almond cake pulled from its restaurants worldwide is not being sold at its stores in the city. On Tuesday, the Swedish furniture giant withdrew batches of almond cake from restaurants in 23 countries after Chinese authorities said they contained coliform bacteria, normally present in faecal matter.

7 Mar 2013 - 7:23am

A Bad Week for … , March 3, 2013

Ikea found itself embroiled in the scandal over tainted meat - with the row even stretching as far as its ever-crowded Hong Kong stores. 

3 Mar 2013 - 3:32am

Ikea suspends sales of meatballs in Hong Kong

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has halted sales of its meatballs in Hong Kong, following similar moves elsewhere in the world, after overseas batches of the product were found to contain horse meat.

Ikea stopped selling meatballs temporarily at its three stores in the city to "relieve potential worries among customers", the company said yesterday.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:57am

India likely to open door to Ikea

India is poised to approve furniture retailer Ikea's application to open stores as the nation seeks to lure more investment, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said.

"It should go through," Sharma said on Wednesday. "There should not be any doubt in anybody's mind."

4 Jan 2013 - 2:48am

Ikea hits meatballs snag in India

Ikea's Swedish meatballs, gulped down in their thousands each weekend in store cafes around the world, are the subject of a bureaucratic tug-of-war in India that could hit local consumers' hopes of sampling the joys of flatpacked furniture soon.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:37am

Store de force: seconded nature

Living in Style celebrates the colours, contours and textures of tropical wood, writes Fox Daniels.

17 Nov 2012 - 11:13pm 1 comment

Ikea ‘regrets’ forced labour use in East Germany

Swedish furniture giant Ikea admitted on Friday that some of its suppliers in the 1970s used forced labour in former Communist East Germany and expressed regret that controls were less strict at the time.

17 Nov 2012 - 9:56am