Tag Archives: Ikea

A Hotel Company from Ikea? Ja

Sweden’s Ikea is known around the world for its chain of stores selling inexpensive furniture. As the firm says: “Rather than selling expensive home furnishings that only a few can buy, the Ikea Concept makes it possible to serve the … Continue reading

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The Most Attractive U.S. Retail Employers: The Results of a Universum Student Survey

Each year, Universum presents the results of its “Ideal Student Employer Survey in the U.S.” The most recent survey included thousands of undergraduate and graduate student respondents. These are among the most highly-rated retail firms. Click the icons to access … Continue reading

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Ikea’s Optimistic Look at the Future

Ikea, the global, Swedish-based furniture and accessories chain, is nothing if not ambitious — even in this tough worldwide economy. According to Anna Molin, writing for the Wall Street Journal: “Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, expects to increase revenue as … Continue reading

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