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The Latest from Ikea: Refugee Shelters

The Swedish retailer's charity arm is teaming up with the UN to make refugee shelters that are a bit sturdier than the canvas tents currently in use.

Ikea and Marriott Team Up on Cheap European Hotels

Last year Ikea announced its intention to open a chain of economy hotels in western Europe; now comes news that the Swedish furniture merchant will be assisted in this venture, called Moxy, by Marriott International.

The Customer Isn't Always Right, Especially When He's Complaining

When it comes to customer service disputes, there's an old adage in the retail industry: The customer is always right. Of course, the customer is very frequently in the wrong, and unfortunately for put-upon customer service reps, new research suggests that consumers complain the most when they know they're wrong.

IKEA Chief: We're Leading America's LED Lighting Revolution

IKEA wants to change the way you light your home, one bulb at a time. The Swedish retailer will become the first U.S. home furnishings chain to sell only LED (light emitting diode) bulbs and lamps -- a bold push for the adoption of this energy-efficient light source in the U.S market.

Google Maps Adds Floor Plans for Airports, Stores

Google is solving a problem that many of us have, but that of few us suspected would be dealt with by a smartphone: It's taking its popular mapping platform indoors with interior floor plans of select buildings, among them major airports and large retailers.

Total Recall: Cars and Cantaloupes, Tents and Cribs

This week's recalls include more possibly listeria-tainted cantaloupe, VW cars with leaky engines, IKEA children's tents that could break and injure their young occupants, and drop-side cribs from J.C. Penney whose drop-side rails can detach suddenly. Here's the rundown:

Apple, Ikea Stores: The Ultimate Knockoffs?

Knockoff bags and watches from China are one thing. But the news that whole Apple, Ikea and Disney stores have been faked -- even to the point of duping the employees, in one case -- has shocked many Americans.

Ikea Catalog Adds Social Media Push to Design Ethos

"A home doesn't need to be big, just smart." That's the theme of the 2012 IKEA catalog, which drops in August. The Swedish retailer's new home book is a nod to shoppers who are still in savings mode, and also addresses the digital/social revolution with a new iPad app that brings the catalog to life.

IKEA's Low Prices to Drop Even Further

Good news for home decorators: Fans of IKEA's ready-to-assemble furniture can expect lower prices in the near future. The company said it is dropping...

IKEA's Low Prices to Drop Even Further

Good news for home decorators: Fans of IKEA's ready-to-assemble furniture can expect lower prices in the near future. The company said it is dropping...

Kids eat free at Ikea, through July 5

Kids eat free at Ikea today through Monday, July 5, 2010. Nice! Kids aged 11 or younger can pick out any three kid-sized menu items, like meatballs...

Free breakfast at IKEA Dec 26 - Jan. 3

Get a free breakfast at IKEA every day before 11 a.m. through Jan. 3, 2010. The edible enticement is this retailer's way of getting you in the store...