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Mar 05, 2013 10:14 EST
Swedish furniture giant Ikea pulled a batch of almond cakes from its restaurants in 23 countries on Tuesday after Chinese authorities said they contained coliform bacteria, normally present in faecal matter.
Mar 05, 2013 09:02 EST
US hotel chain Marriott said Tuesday it is teaming up with Swedish furniture giant IKEA to launch a new budget hotel brand in Germany and Europe, called Moxy Hotels.
Feb 25, 2013 13:22 EST
Ikea said Monday there was no horsemeat in its popular meatballs sold in the United States, after the Swedish furniture giant withdrew possibly horsemeat-tainted meatballs from stores in Europe.
Feb 25, 2013 07:57 EST
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has withdrawn its company-branded meatballs from sale in Sweden after horsemeat was found in the product by Czech authorities, the company said Monday.
Jan 24, 2013 10:57 EST
The founder of Swedish furniture giant Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad, on Thursday told a newspaper that he was surprised by the group's expansion plans, which he said were too ambitious.
Dec 27, 2012 03:36 EST
India is on track to approve a bid by Swedish furniture giant IKEA to open its trademark blue-and-yellow stores in the country as it seeks big new markets for its flat-pack products, a minister said.
Nov 16, 2012 10:08 EST
Swedish furniture giant Ikea on Friday admitted that some of its suppliers used forced labour in former Communist East Germany and expressed "deep regret" that its controls were less strict at the time.
Oct 06, 2012 08:02 EDT
The 86-year-old founder of Swedish furniture giant Ikea revealed he has no plans to retire and rejected any idea of the company going public in an interview published in Switzerland.
Oct 02, 2012 05:55 EDT
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has landed itself in hot water in its home country after women and girls were airbrushed out of some of the pictures in its Saudi Arabian catalogue.
Sep 18, 2012 07:15 EDT
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has robust finances despite the economic crisis and will more than double the pace of its new store openings, company officials told a Swedish newspaper on Tuesday.
Sep 17, 2012 06:31 EDT
The founder of Swedish furniture giant Ikea, 86-year-old Ingvar Kamprad, has formally handed over the running of the business to his three sons, a company official told Swedish daily Expressen on Monday.
Aug 22, 2012 06:40 EDT
Swedish furniture giant Ikea announced plans on Wednesday to build a brand-new district with shops, flats and office space for thousands of people in the northern German city of Hamburg.
Aug 16, 2012 11:24 EDT
Swedish furniture giant Ikea plans a one-billion-euro move into the hotel sector, opening at least 100 hotels in Europe, according to a company executive cited by a Swedish daily.
Jun 22, 2012 10:25 EDT
Swedish furniture giant IKEA plans to invest 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) to open 25 retail stores in India, an Indian government statement said Friday.
Apr 20, 2012 20:00 EDT
Jack Black has said that supporting gay rights is a no-brainer. Jack Black has said that supporting gay rights is a no-brainer. In the film Bernie, which opens Friday, Black plays Bernie Tiede, a small-town Texan who befriends Marjorie Nugent (played by Shirley MacLaine), a widow known for her sour attitude and fortune. The film suggests that Bernie might be gay, but the real-life Mr. Tiede on which the film is based has never publicly acknowledged this. In an interview with gay weekly Pride Source, Black joked that Bernie's love for show tunes, pedicures and curtain making doesn't necessarily mean he's gay. ?I've got two out of three there,? Black said. ?I've got a big musical-theater background from high school. I was a big musical-theater nerd; Ben Vereen was my hero. And pedicures ? I love a pedicure. Someone's gotta scrape off the cement down there on the heel. It's like the surface of Mars down there. As for curtain making, that's where I draw the line. I just have no interest in
Mar 01, 2012 08:05 EST
A French union on Thursday lodged a formal legal complaint against Swedish furniture giant IKEA accusing it of illegally spying on staff and customers, legal sources said.
Dec 08, 2011 22:27 EST
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Hundreds of Chinese workers at a bankrupt furniture factory staged a mass rally on Thursday, facing off with riot police in the latest flare-up of industrial unrest.
May 18, 2011 07:47 EDT
The founder of Ikea said his company had nothing to hide and pledged transparency in comments published on Wednesday, after a string of allegations against the Swedish furniture giant in recent years.
Mar 18, 2011 20:00 EDT
1. Reid's complimentary words may put Boehner in a pickle. Reid has appeared to take extra pains in the past few days to reserve kind words for Boehner.
Feb 03, 2011 10:00 EST
His designs may be in Hollywood but his heart is at home: renowned Filipino furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue says he still gets his inspiration from the sun-baked shores of Cebu.