Ikea, under its Ingka Centres group, plans to open 45 to 75 more malls worldwide, including the U.S., to add to its already 45 owned and operated malls in Sweden, Europe, Russia and China.
Recently Ikea hosted its annual Democratic Design Days event, where the company introduces its upcoming collections and collaborations. First held in 2014, with journalists, bloggers and influencers invited to the company’s headquarters in Älmhult, Sweden, this year’s event was live streamed for all to see. The concept of “democratic design” was introduced by French designer and […]
The recent passing of Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad has revived attention to a retailer that is too frequently overlooked in home furnishings circles. All too often it is the butt of jokes. From the unintelligible instructions required to assemble its furniture and the unpronounceable names for the 9,500 products it sells to its meatballs, Ikea is more often laughed […]
Home furnishings brands: Meet the HENRYs! The gatekeepers to future prosperity. HENRYs (High Earners Not Rich Yet) are an often overlooked and not a well understood segment of consumers. HENRYs have high incomes, ($100,000-$249,999) putting them in the top 20% of all U.S. households, but not nearly as affluent as the Ultra-affluents (top 2-3% with […]
New Unity Marketing snapshot reports are a research-based study of today’s affluent tabletop customer Our culture is food crazy, so why aren’t the brands and retailers that provide dinnerware, flatware and glassware prospering in today’s food-obsesses market? Food is all over the media, from two whole cable networks – the Cooking Channel and Food […]