Tag: IKEA

Swedish IKEA sees potential in Philippine-made products

Will IKEA sell Philippine-made products? According to Georg Platzer, IKEA’s Southeast Asia development manager, the products have “potential” to be sold at IKEA stores globally. Georg Platzer said to ABS-CBN news that Filipinos are talented in breading which has the potential to work very well with IKEA’s textile line and took note of other Philippine-made…

LEGO x IKEA launches BYGGLEK collection in Singapore

IKEA’s new collection of LEGO brick sets and storage boxes is set to officially launch in Singapore on 18 February and online on 25 February The new BYGGLEK (Swedish for “build, play”) collection is a collaboration between IKEA and LEGO and consists of a range of simple, functional storage solutions with many possibilities. According to…

Thailand online shopping guide

Thailand has come a very long way in regards to online shopping options available. Over the past few years, Thailand has seen a rise in online shopping options with major shopping malls and small local businesses turning to online channels, making delivery nationwide available and shopping from every corner of the country possible. The constant…

IKEA and EU companies optimistic about China after teleconference with Chinese Premier

Executives from nearly 30 leading European companies, including Swedish furniture maker IKEA, recently attended a live-streamed Forum on New Investment Opportunities between China and the EU. The high-level virtual dialogue was led by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and had many of the European executives feeling very optimistic toward the Chinese economy with a positive stance…

IKEA and Asus ROG launches new gaming furniture in China

IKEA, Swedish furniture giant announced last year a collaboration with Asus’s Republic of Games (ROG) to create a new range of affordable gaming furniture and accessories to bring the gaming experience at home to a new level. The first wave of these products has just launched in China and includes specially designed gaming desks with…

Ambassador Fries participates in opening of shelter project

The Swedish Ambassador H.E. Harald Fries participated in the inauguration of the Oasis Project at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute on 9 October 2020. The Oasis Project provides temporary shelters for frontline medical workers. It is an initiative of the Office of the Vice President Leni Robredo, who delivered the keynote speech at the…

Swedish innovations flourishing in the Philippines

The Swedish embassy in Manila celebrated the National day on 6 June 2020 along with #TeamSweden around the globe and published stories on how Swedish innovations flourish in the Philippines. Manila Times had an exclusive interview with #TeamSweden 2.0, please read the full story here. As well as find out on how happy Swedes are…

IKEA opens second outlet in Sentul city, Indonesia

Ikea Indonesia opened its second outlet in Sentul City, Bogor, West Java on 28th November 2019. The intention is to open two more outlets in 2020, one in Cakung, East Jakarta and another in Bandung as part of their long-term expansion plan in Indonesia. Patrik Lindvall, a Swedish counterpart of PT Hero Supermarket’s board of…

Logo design competition for Swedish-Indonesia diplomats relationship

The Embassy of Indonesia to Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden to Indonesia, invite all to participate in a logo design competition as part of the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Indonesia and Sweden. Specification and requirements are: 1. Logo formats: PDF or EPS (full colour and grayscale), resolution 300 dpi…

IKEA recalls children’s bib: Risk of choking

IKEA has recalled MATVRÅ Blue/Red 2-pack bib for children worldwide as there is a choking risk, the company has announced in a press release. This includes the firm’s retail stores in Asia including Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The hazard was discovered through two incidents in Norway and the UK respectively, where the button…