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Haggling was the highlight of foreign retailers' FDI battles in 2013

Dec 17, 2013

Haggling was the highlight of foreign retailers' FDI battles in 2013

Be it Swedish furniture retailer IKEA's push to let it open cafeterias at its outlets as part of its Rs 10,500 crore investment in India or Walmart's quibble over sourcing requirements for foreign multi-brand retailers, there was no end to pushing the envelope. #Walmart #NewsTracker #FDI #Bharti #retail #Tesco #Tatas #IKEA #H&M
Not Hyderabad, Ikea's first India store may be in Greater Noida

Oct 24, 2013

Not Hyderabad, Ikea's first India store may be in Greater Noida

For each store the company plans to acquire around 12-17 acres of land. The outlets will include a showroom, a market hall, a self-service warehouse along with a restaurant, the report added. #Uttar Pradesh #Greater Noida #IKEA #Furniture #CorporateStartegy
Ikea begins search for 'right location at right price' for India stores

Oct 14, 2013

Ikea begins search for 'right location at right price' for India stores

The company, which has set up a new product development centre in India, also said it is primarily focusing on textiles to enable development on the factory floor and optimise production, while also exploring other materials like wood, metal, plastic and lighting. #CorporateStrategy #Anand Sharma #IKEA #Mikael Ohlsson
Ikea gets aggressive, wants to kill namesakes before opening stores

Sep 17, 2013

Ikea gets aggressive, wants to kill namesakes before opening stores

After its winning battle with the FIPB and various arms of the government, Swedish retail giant Ikea is now getting aggressive about its India foray. Before opening its stores here, the company wants to ensure that there are no products with names even remotely similar to its. #India #CorporateStrategy #Haryana #IKEA #Furniture #namesakes
Ikea scouts for land, zeroes in on 4 states for India stores

Aug 13, 2013

Ikea scouts for land, zeroes in on 4 states for India stores

Swedish furniture major Ikea has identified four states -- Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka-- to set up single brand retail stores as part of its Rs 10,500-crore investment in India. #India #FDI #IKEA

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Ikea scouts for land, zeroes in on 4 states for India stores

Jul 24, 2014

Free game alert: EA's giving away The Sims 2 after ending support for the game

EA continues its recent spate of free Origin games this week by giving away its best-selling elaborate murder-trainer The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection. EA just formally ended support for the game a week ago, a decade after the game's initial 2004 launc... #H&M #Ikea
Ikea scouts for land, zeroes in on 4 states for India stores

Aug 22, 2014

Flatpack holiday! Ikea offers sleepovers in store for £6.20 per night, staying in the bedroom display (but you won't have to build your furniture first)

IKEA Australia have teamed up with Airbnb to offer three families the unique chance to stay the night at the Tempe store, for just 11 Australian dollars (£6.20) for the night... #Australia #Ikea
Ikea scouts for land, zeroes in on 4 states for India stores

Jul 29, 2014

Beyond the Maker Movement: How the ChangeMakers Are the Future of Education

By Libby Falck, an entrepreneur, designer and researcher based in San Francisco. She is a co-founder of The Coalition for Innovative Development, Education and Action (IDEAco) where she designs and prototypes new program initiatives.  In Silicon Vall... #Australia #Ikea