Ikea's shopping centres business hopes to open the doors of its first mall in the United States, in the centre of San Francisco, within a year, pushing ahead with its expansion plans despite the coronavirus crisis.
Ingka Group, the owner of most Ikea stores, said on Tuesday it has started repaying aid in Serbia and will also repay aid in Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the United States.
Building on the work of two previously debuted tools, Google and WWF's new platform will use a variety of data types to help the fashion world make more responsible sourcing decisions when choosing raw materials.
Footfall to retail areas is beginning its long recovery journey and this bodes well for the June 15 reopening of those shops. Retail parks are benefiting and smaller local high streets are also seeing a boost.
European cross-border e-commerce continues to grow, with fashion a leading category and pure players grabbing the lion share of the business, while Amazon accounted for 80% of the sales generated by non-European sellers.
Ikea's main retail vehicle said on Friday shoppers were returning quickly to its shopping centres after it reopened three in China last week, and one in Germany this week - its first fourth to open after closures.