Tag: IKEA

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…

Ikea has completed replanting of three million trees in Malaysia

After 20 years, IKEA and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have replanted three million rainforest trees in Luasong, Malaysia, to restore 18,000 hectares of severely degraded rainforest. Ulf Johansson, Global Wood Supply and Forestry Manager, Ikea, said the 20-year project was successful with the replantation and enrichment of the area completed, according to The Borneo…

IKEA cuts 7500 jobs globally

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has on 21 November announced they will cut 7500 jobs worldwide in a shift toward smaller stores and more online shopping. Even though 7500 employees will lose their job, the new shift will in the coming two years create 11,500 new jobs globally, according to IKEA. That will happen by opening…