Claudia Marshall, head of Ikea in Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

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The Ikea Concept Center, both a furniture store and headquarters of Inter Ikea, in the Netherlands. Sales from Ikea stores worldwide hit €36.4bn in 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Sales growth slowed slightly at the Irish arm of homewares group Ikea last year ahead of the opening of its second Irish store. Figures published on (...)

INGKA pays Inter IKEA 3 per cent of its turnover to use the brand and IKEA processes

IKEA has a unique structure among major retailers. Founder Ingvar Kamprad (90) put almost all of IKEA’s operations into Leiden-based INGKA Holding, w(...)

IKEA concept needs to change more fundamentally if it is to satisfy growing number of customers requesting IKEA stores

In two medieval Dutch cities, Ikea’s most senior executives are finalising the biggest overhaul at the Swedish-born furniture empire in over 30 years.(...)

Furniture retailer Ikea has been accused of taking measures to avoid paying tax on royalty income from stores around the world. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

EU countries may have lost out on more than €1 billion in tax revenues between 2009 and 2014 due to aggressive tax strategies by furniture giant Ikea(...)

Ikea’s store in Ballymun, Dublin. In response to a shift in shopping habits to smaller local stores and the Internet, Ikea opened its first city centre store earlier this year in Germany

Full-year sales at Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, gained pace as consumer spending and global demand for its sleek designs and flat-pac(...)

Dublin Airport is having a bumper year, with passenger numbers for the first quarter up by 7 per cent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Busy skies It looks like it’s going to be a bumper year for Dublin Airport. Almost 5.9 million passengers came through the airport in the first f(...)

Ingvar Kamprad: his departure  leaves the Ikea empire with no clear figurehead. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Ingvar Kamprad has stepped down from all formal roles at Ikea, leaving the Swedish furniture empire without its founder in a board position for the fi(...)

Ikea chief executive Peter Agnefjäll said he was hoping to increase the number of annual store openings from five this year, a figure he called a “record low”. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Ikea’s new chief executive has rowed back on his predecessor’s pledge to double the pace of store openings, underlining a power shift at the world’s l(...)