IKEA Canada Launches ‘Second-Hand Tax’ Initiative in Protest of Government Policies [Interview]

Ikea dropped the tax on its 'as-is' marketplace, stating that second-hand goods should not be subject to the same taxes as new products.

IKEA Canada Unveils Innovative Small Format Store at Scarborough Town Centre [Interviews/Photos]

It's the second such retail format for the Swedish home furnishings retailer, following the opening of a downtown Toronto location last year.

Canadian Retailers Embrace Circular Economy to Meet Consumer Demands for Sustainability [Feature/Expert Interviews]

Consumers are starting to not only question a retailer’s impact on the environment but they have more options than ever say experts.

IKEA Canada Invests Over $400 Million in Expanding Omnichannel Capabilities for Greater Vancouver and Toronto Areas

IKEA Canada's substantial investment enhances retail experience for its customers, catering to the evolving digital landscape.

IKEA Announces 80,000 sq. ft. Scarborough Town Centre Concept Store in Toronto [Interview/Renderings]

The store is part of a move by IKEA to target urban consumers living in smaller apartment-type dwellings.

IKEA to Open 2nd ‘Plan and Order’ Concept Store in Kitchener Ontario with Plans for More Locations [Interview]

The new 10,000 square foot store concept allows customers to connect with IKEA specialists to create custom layouts.

IKEA Launches Loyalty Club for Small Businesses in Canada [Interview]

The retailer, which is rapidly expanding its Canadian operations, is looking to further grow market share by targeting those looking to upgrade workspaces.

IKEA Launching New ‘Plan and Order’ Store Concept with Locations to Open Across Canada [Interview/Photos]

The Swedish home furnishings retailer's newest concept will be rolled out into major markets across Canada.

Inside IKEA’s Downtown Toronto Urban Format Store [Photos]

The store opens Wednesday of next week and is unlike any other in Canada, with natural light flooding through windows and a unique model that is a mix of product and food.

IKEA Announces Toronto Downtown Store Opening Date

The Swedish home furnishings retailer will open its 66,000 sq. ft. downtown location, a first to Canada concept with a new food concept added as well.

IKEA Canada Continues National Expansion Strategy with Launch of First Planning Studio Concept in Quebec [Feature Interview]

New concept to the Canadian market designed to inspire and meet the convenience needs of today’s consumer.

IKEA Partnership Launching One of the Largest Zero Emission Vehicle Fleets in Canada for Deliveries: Interview

IKEA Canada says that it wants to reach 100% zero-emission deliveries by 2025.

IKEA Canada Reports Strong Growth in Canada Despite Ongoing Pandemic: CFO Interview

The Swedish furniture retailer is seeing gains in-store and online as it expands its operations with new offerings and new locations.

IKEA to Open 3 More Design Studios in Southern Ontario in Major Enclosed Shopping Centres

The expansion followed the opening of a location at Oshawa Centre last month as Ikea grows its Canadian operations and services.

IKEA Launches 1st Small-Format Design Studio for Canadian Market

The Swedish retailer opened its first location in a major shopping centre with more showrooms on the way where consumers can meet with Ikea experts for one-on-one design planning.

Brief: ‘The Bay’ Website Officially Rebranded Amid Business Split, Construction Begins on Downtown Toronto IKEA Store

Other news: Downtown Vancouver BIA launches unique initiative to attract consumers, T.Kettle opens in Toronto’s PATH, Polestar opens in West Vancouver.

Construction Begins for New Downtown Toronto Ikea Store

Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA has started the construction on the new urban concept.

IKEA Canada Announces Electric Vehicle Last Mile Delivery [Interview]

The Swedish home furnishings retailer is innovating with plans for 100% zero-emission deliveries by 2025.

IKEA Announces Downtown Toronto Store

The Swedish home furnishings retailer will open its first urban store in Canada after acquiring a commercial podium at Aura.

BRIEF: Victorinox Exits Mink Mile, Club Monaco Opening Store in Laval

Other news: IKEA launches 24/7 collection lockers in Canada, Läderach chocolate goes virtual, Gosselin opens Montreal flagship store, Eataly partners with Embassy and Italian Trade Commission on promotion.

IKEA Begins Reopening Canadian Stores with New Safety Protocols

Following temporary store shutdowns due to COVID-19, the home furnishing retailer is making changes that include physical distancing, sanitization, and other measures to protect staff and visitors.

Hundreds of Stores to Close in Canada in Early 2020 [Analysis]

Retail Insider counts well over 700 retail locations that will shutter early on this year amid a shift in consumer preferences and an otherwise challenging time for the industry. At the same time, some analysts expressed optimism as new concepts open and expand in Canada.

Direct-to-Consumer Biggest Retail Trend of the Last Decade, and What’s to Come: Expert

Carl Boutet explains how brands establishing direct relationships with consumers has had a profound impact on the industry both in Canada and beyond. He discusses ‘winners and losers’ as well as what is in store for the 2020’s.

IKEA to Launch Small Urban Format Stores in Canada Beginning in Downtown Toronto 

The Swedish home furnishings giant is targeting urban consumers with small-format retail showroom concepts in an effort to gain market share amid increasing competition. Small urban stores could be rolled out across Canada in the coming years.

BRIEF: Another Aussie Retailer to Enter Canada, Alberta Liquor Retailer Placed into Receivership

Other News: Yorkville retail spaces come to market, Danish brand ‘PILGRIM’ opening temporary 1st storefront, IKEA expands Task Rabbit into Calgary and Edmonton, Nordstrom launches Japanese partnership high-end men’s pop-up in its top-performing Vancouver flagship.
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