Retailers enjoyed a "spectacular" Christmas, official data showed, with total sales growing at their fastest rate in years.
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Wednesday 23 January 2013
Swedish retail giant Ikea has delivered record annual profits, driven by cash-strapped consumers seeking out its flat-pack furniture globally.
Tuesday 22 January 2013
Need to feel warm in this freezing weather or want a splash of colour in your home? Then invest in a bright or cosy floor covering
Monday 17 December 2012
While, primates of all species can apparently enjoy fizzy pop (see above), it turns out that picking up on the beat in music is a uniquely human trait.
Monday 10 December 2012
A monkey, wearing a Del Boy-style sheepskin coat, has been photographed outside an Ikea store in Canada.
Friday 16 November 2012
Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant whose flat-pack offerings grace homes from Bolton to Bangkok, has admitted that East German political prisoners had been used to make its goods for as long as three decades.
Monday 05 November 2012
HSBC ups home lending by a fifth
Sunday 04 November 2012
Digital may dominate these days, but most of us have dog-eared collections of old-school family photos. For years I had mine patched together in a giant picture frame; it looked awful, as well as not doing the individual images justice. I binned the frame, but now what?
Saturday 03 November 2012
Ikea's six-year high in the UK
Sunday 21 October 2012
The auction website eBay has become the latest major company to be accused of tax avoidance after an investigation found it had paid just £1.2m in corporation tax, despite British sales totalling nearly £800m.
Friday 19 October 2012
Ikea's Billy bookshelves will remain cheapest to buy in the euro zone next year as the region's debt crisis weakens its currency and hurts consumer spending.
Friday 12 October 2012
There's no point looking back – the incandescent bulb is dead. Trish Lorenz tracks down the LED lights to get the mood just right this autumn
Friday 05 October 2012
Our legendary pedant on the dead metaphors yet to be airbrushed from history, what it is that makes a femme fatale, and the proper form of cricketing cliché.
Thursday 04 October 2012
The Swedish store has opened the first part of its huge east London mini-city. But don't expect too many Billy bookcases, says Chris Beanland
Thursday 04 October 2012
Riots as police round up money changers
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Commercial considerations led Ikea to omit women from its Saudi catalogue. But why does Saudi Arabia feel the need to "retouch" women from public life in the first place?
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