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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 15, 2014

Ikea Advertising Miss: Epic For Epic's Sake

I give Ikea credit for having a brand idea, taking chances with their advertising, and for avoiding the dreaded "price and item" trap. They have a history of doing great creative work, even recently under the "The Wonderful Everyday" banner. But the ...
Ikea scouts for land, zeroes in on 4 states for India stores

Jul 05, 2014

IKEA Probes Romania Claims

IKEA is investigating a report that it paid money that ended up with dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's secret police during the 1980s communist era...
Ikea scouts for land, zeroes in on 4 states for India stores

Jul 07, 2014

Ikea’s Chinese Stores Invite Customers to Take a Snooze

China is host to eight of Ikea's 10 largest stores, which come with extra room displays given visitors' tendencies to spend all day at the store. Unusually, these stores encourage customers to sleep on the furniture, placing signs authorizing them to... #China #Ikea