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IKEA Korea to Launch Mobile App Ahead of 2nd Store Opening

IKEA Korea to Launch Mobile App Ahead of 2nd Store Opening

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The local unit of global furniture giant IKEA said Friday it will launch an augmented reality (AR) technology-based mobile application next week to provide a better chance for customers to shop for its products, with its second outlet set to open in October. IKEA Place, where people can virtually [...]

IKEA Continues to Expand its Presence in South Korean Market

IKEA Continues to Expand its Presence in South Korean Market

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) – It’s been a good year for IKEA Korea as the Swedish furniture giant is set to top its sales from last fiscal year. IKEA, since the opening of its Gwangmyeong store in December 2014, has reshaped the landscape of the country’s furniture industry, with the Gwangmyeong branch becoming the company’s [...]

IKEA to Continue Selling Malm Dressers to Korean Customers

IKEA to Continue Selling Malm Dressers to Korean Customers

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) — IKEA, the Swedish furniture giant, has stopped selling Malm dressers that have caused several child deaths in North America, but will continue selling them to customers in Korea. Given the company’s position, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) on July 19 demanded that IKEA Korea change its [...]

IKEA Korea Wraps Up Successful First Month

IKEA Korea Wraps Up Successful First Month

GWANGMYEONG, Korea, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – IKEA Korea was embroiled in  controversies over its perceived high pricing policies and its map favoring Japan even before opening its first shop in Korea. However, one month after opening it’s first store in Korea, the business is a resounding success. On January 21, IKEA Korea welcomed its 1 [...]