October 14, 2011

IKEA officially plugged in two Blink Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations at its Portland, Ore., store as part of its partnership with ECOtality, a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies.

The initiative is the first such project for IKEA in the United States. Similar installations are planned at eight other IKEA stores in the western United States.

October 12, 2011

Conshohocken, Pa.-based IKEA announced plans to expand its Round Rock, Texas, store, adding 54,000 sq. ft. and more parking.

The Round Rock store in central Texas will expand from 252,000 sq. ft. to 306,000 sq. ft. Construction activity will begin this month, with an expected completion in summer 2012. The store will remain open during construction.

The size of the store's warehouse capacity is "less than ideal" currently, the company said.

July 20, 2011

IKEA's Denver-area store will open in Centennial, Colo., on July 27.

IKEA Centennial is the Swedish company’s first store and restaurant destination in Colorado, 38th in the United States, and 324th worldwide. The 415,000-sq.-ft. IKEA Centennial is located on 13.5 acres along the western side of Interstate 25, north of the Park Meadows area, accessible via the County Line Road exit. 

July 5, 2011

IKEA officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its store in East Palo Alto, Calif.  

The 38,000-square-foot array consists of a 302-kW system, built with approximately 1,344 panels.  IKEA East Palo Alto’s program will produce approximately 427,900 kWh of clean electricity annually – the equivalent of eliminating the emissions of 58 cars, the company said.

May 29, 2011

IKEA plans to install solar PV systems on six more of its locations in the Eastern United States, the company announced.

The installations are expected to begin in late spring with completion later this fall, provided the projects receive governmental permits.

The company recently plugged in a solar project in Colorado.

April 26, 2011

IKEA will open its first store in Colorado this summer with a Denver area location in Centennial, Colo. The grand opening is set for July 27, much earlier than originally planned due to the fast pace of construction and “timely reviews by local authorities,” according to the home furnishings retailer.

The 415,000 sq. ft. store is being built on 13.5 acres. In addition to solar panels on the roof, the Denver location will be IKEA’s first store to integrate a geothermal component as part of its heating/cooling system.


January 18, 2011

The Swedish furniture and home furnishings retailer is preparing for Earth Day by describing sustainability as "the never ending job."

The company also is promoting what it calls a "Never ending list" of small improvements toward a more sustainable IKEA.

October 15, 2008

The new 356,000-square-foot IKEA store will sit on 25 acres and feature 10,000 “exclusively designed”...

September 9, 2008

The 834,000-square-foot DC will open on Sept. 17, with a special grand opening celebration. Washington...

August 14, 2008

Swedish home decor giant IKEA has announced plans to spend $77 million on research and...

July 20, 2008

Kingfisher tapped executives from IKEA and DSG International....

July 15, 2008

Bulgaria has been chosen as the site of the IKEA store because of the increased...

July 13, 2008

The IKEA store in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York, is a hulking...

May 18, 2008

The game allows users to take charge of virtual people, and in the new version...

May 4, 2008

The Dominican Republic has been one Latin American location targeted by international retailers in recent...

April 29, 2008

The Virginia facility will make private label products, such as the retailer’s Expedit bookshelves, Lack...

April 17, 2008

IKEA Brooklyn, a 346,000-square-foot store, will be the company’s fourth location in the New York-New...

March 17, 2008

In an exclusive interview with Home Channel News at Practical World in Cologne, Germany, Manfred...

March 12, 2008

Some customers staked out the store “for nearly 48 hours -- the maximum allowed by...

February 27, 2008

The store is slated to open in spring 2009, and will be the 36th IKEA...

February 25, 2008

A new shopping center represents IKEA's seventh Polish project....

December 11, 2007

The first IKEA to open in Spain’s capital city, Madrid, was the target of armed...

December 3, 2007

Swedish retailer IKEA has had record-setting sales at its Czech Republic stores, according to...

November 26, 2007

The retailer now has 19 locations, including the new $250 million project in Novosibirsk....