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Ikea test markets solar panels sales in England

The world’s leading furniture retailer Ikea said Monday it had started selling solar panels in its British stores. “It’s a logical extension. You can buy everything that consumes energy (at Ikea) so why not buy something that generates energy,” the company’s chief sustainability officer, Steve Howard, told AFP. “The nationwide…

Horsemeat found in Ikea meatballs in 25 countries

The producer of the Ikea meatballs withdrawn from shelves in 25 countries has found horsemeat in its products, Sweden’s national food agency SLA said Wednesday. The agency was informed by Swedish company Dafgaard that its own tests had confirmed the presence of equine DNA, a spokeswoman for the agency said.…

Ikea stops serving meatballs in Europe after finding horse meat

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has withdrawn some of its company-branded meatballs in 14 European countries after horsemeat was found in the product by Czech authorities, the company said Monday. “We take this very seriously and have withdrawn one-kilo bags of frozen meatballs from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Britain,…

IKEA unions meet in Turkey for global alliance

ISTANBUL — IKEA trade union leaders from around the world met in Istanbul on Tuesday to launch a global alliance to standardise labour practices in every store in the Swedish furniture chain. “We want the good practices applied to IKEA workers in many countries to be implemented all over the…

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