Category: Retail & Wholesale

IKEA turns mistake into marketing pitch in Singapore

Swedish IKEA in Singapore has acknowledged a misprint mistake on their reusable bags candidly with an “alamak…” (“Oh, no!”) and sells them anyway – discounted as a limited edition. A missing letter in IKEA’s URL on a print on the company’s new KLAMBY reusable tote bag has not stopped IKEA from selling them anyway. Instead…

EFTERTRÄDA – IKEA’s first fashion collection landed in Thailand

IKEA’s first fashion collection, EFTERTRÄDA has landed in Thailand and the country becomes the third country worldwide to welcome the collection. EFTERTRÄDA means ‘to succeed’ in Swedish and the collection consists of minimalistic hoodies, t-shirts, tumblers, tote bags, towels, and face masks. All products are labelled with the barcode print adopted from the ‘BILLY’ bookshelf,…

Lack of tourists from Thailand, Denmark and Sweden hit Oslo luxury shops hard

The Danish company Group 88 has been hit hard in 2020 by the lack of tourists from Thailand, China, Denmark, and Sweden. Group 88 owns eight of the luxury stores in central Oslo. According to the company they have had a turnover drop of around 14 percent since the pandemic paralyzed the world in March.…

DCCC Shanghai hosts webinar on AI in China’s E-commerce and Retail Industry

Danish Chamber of Commerce in China invites to their next webinar, co organized with the Danish-Chinese Business Forum, on a topic of AI in China’s E-commerce and Retail industry. 16:00 – 17:00 CST (China) on Tuesday 19th January 2021 Mr Mark West, Head of EMEA at 4Paradigm’s regional HQ in Amsterdam, and Ms Ruolin Zhao,…

Stora Enso’s Eco-friendly pellet packaging wins global Worldstar Award

Finnish packaging company Stora Enso’s design for eco-friendly pellet packaging has been awarded with a prestigious global WorldStar award. The renewable and recyclable packaging is designed for heavy use in transporting and warehousing of wood pellets for heating. The awarded packaging is a sustainable alternative to the standard plastic bag used in the pellet industry.…

Food from Finland Roadshow in Hangzhou and Shanghai has completed

Food from Finland Roadshow stopped in Hangzhou and Shanghai on the 17 to 18 of November 2020. Business Finland’s Food from Finland program focuses on the growth of Finnish food industry and the promotion of exports. Both events began with a welcoming speech by Consul General Pasi Hellman followed by an introduction by Esa Wrang,…

Swedish embassy invites to Pippi Longstocking’s 75th anniversary at IKEA Thailand

The Swedish Ambassador Jon Åström Gröndahl together with Naanmee Books and IKEA Thailand invites to a “Non-Violence Workshop: How to keep children away from violence” on 29 November and 4 December 2020. The host is talented model, actress, MC and UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for Asia Pacific Khun Sirinya Cindy Bishop. She is also auther…

Denmark signed MOU with Lazada Vietnam

Danish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Kim Højlund Christensen and the CEO of Lazada Vietnam Mr. James Dong signed on 19 Nov 2020 an MOU to form an exclusive cooperation aimed at strengthening the online promotion of Danish merchants on Lazada’s online marketplace platform in Vietnam. The signing was witnessed by representatives from the Ministry of…

Finnish outdoor brand Halti opened its flagship store in Changzhou, Jiangsu province

On 11 November 2020, Finnish outdoor brand Halti opened its flagship store in Changzhou, Jiangsu province. Deputy Consul General Elina Rimppi gave a speech at the opening ceremony. Halti was founded in 1976 and has since become one of the most well-known outdoor brands in Finland. They have equipped many athletes and for example a…