Tag: IKEA

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…

The world’s biggest IKEA to open in the Philippines

Swedish furniture company IKEA has announced the opening of the first IKEA store in the Philippines in 2020. The new store in the Philippines will be the biggest IKEA store in the world, according to the Embassy of Sweden in Manila. Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries joined IKEA Southest Asia Managing Director Christian Rojkjaer and IKEA…

New Swedish campaign in Singapore aims to reduce use of plastics

SwedCham’s Sustainability Committee has initiated a new campaign to aid Singapore’s transformation to become a more environmentally sustainable society. First event of the campaign will take place on 1-2 September at IKEA. The new campaign #tripleRhero will create a movement to improve waste management in Singapore and to promote initiatives related to the three R’s;…

Penang: where cultures blend and living heritage keeps evolving

The first noteworthy thing when arriving for the latest visit to Penang was to find only one plane parked at the gates at the airport – nearly unheard of these days at any airport of this size! But, actually, Penang International Airport has capacity to welcome more airlines and flights. And the visitor numbers, based…