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Only 45 pct of S. Koreans Satisfied with Current Bedroom

Only 45 pct of S. Koreans Satisfied with Current Bedroom

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Less than half of South Koreans are currently satisfied with their own bedroom, a recent survey has showed. According to Swedish furniture giant IKEA’s survey of 1,000 residents of Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, only 45.8 percent of all respondents said they were currently satisfied with their bedrooms. The respondents [...]

Ikea Recalling Ceiling Lamps Due to Risk of Falling Shades

Ikea Recalling Ceiling Lamps Due to Risk of Falling Shades

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Global furniture giant Ikea said Thursday it has voluntarily begun recalling ceiling lamps due to safety issues following reports of glass shades falling. The decision affects 432 Calypso ceiling lamps sold in South Korea after Aug. 1, 2016, the company’s local unit said. About 100 cases of glass shades [...]

Ikea to Improve Accessibility Through E-commerce, City Center Stores: CEO

Ikea to Improve Accessibility Through E-commerce, City Center Stores: CEO

GOYANG, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Ikea Group’s CEO Jesper Brodin said Thursday the global furniture giant will move to improve accessibility to its services through expansion of online business and opening of stores in city centers. The company said it plans to launch an e-commerce channel in South Korea by August, nearly four years [...]

New Regulation Looms over IKEA, Daiso as SMEs Minister Takes Office

New Regulation Looms over IKEA, Daiso as SMEs Minister Takes Office

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The government’s review on the necessity of restricting the operating hours of large-scale specialty stores is expected to gain speed as the country’s first minister for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) took office, industry watchers said Sunday. On Tuesday, Hong Jong-haak was appointed to head the Ministry of SMEs [...]