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July 1, 2014

Ikea has plugged-in an expansion of the solar array completed in April 2013 on the roof of its 1.7 million-sq.-ft. Perryville, Maryland, distribution center.

June 26, 2014

Ikea is planning to raise the hourly minimum wage for employees in its U.S. stores by an average 17%, beginning January 1, 2015.

June 3, 2014

Ikea announced it had completed the installation of South Florida’s largest solar array, which will be plugged-in officially atop the future Miami-Dade Ikea store opening this summer in Sweetwater, Florida.

December 30, 2013

IKEA plans to break ground on a three-level, 380,000-sq.-ft. building in midtown St. Louis this summer, according to Pace Properties, the broker selected by IKEA to help facilitate the chain’s expansion into the St. Louis market.

November 14, 2013

Ikea Canada announced it has purchased a 46 megawatt wind farm in Pincher Creek, Alberta.

November 13, 2013

Ikea announced solar energy is planned for its store under construction in Sweetwater, Fla., which is in the Miami-metro area.

November 7, 2013

Ikea plans to nearly double the solar array completed in April atop its Perryville, Md., distribution center, the state’s largest such solar energy system.

October 3, 2013

Sustainability is a cornerstone of home furnishings retailer Ikea, its brand and its business plan, reflecting the company’s Swedish heritage.

September 19, 2013

Ikea announced the completion of North America's largest Ikea location, in Ville St. Laurent.

August 14, 2013

Swedish retailer Ikea has bought a wind farm in Ireland to power its furniture stores in Dublin and Belfast, according to a report by the Belfast Telegraph.

June 18, 2013

Ikea said it plans to increase the solar array atop its two-year-old Centennial, Colo. store, with panel installation slated to begin in July.

January 30, 2013

Ikea officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its store in City of Sunrise, Fla.

January 21, 2013

A report by Bloomberg said that Ikea has received the go-ahead from the Indian government to open outlets in the country, making it perhaps the first major foreign retailer to set up its own stores in the region.

October 26, 2012

The Ikea Group plans to become energy and resource independent by 2020, according to the chain’s new “People & Planet Positive” sustainability initiative.

September 18, 2012

Ikea said that its CEO Mikael Ohlsson will step down effective Sept. 1, 2013, and will be succeeded by Peter Agnefjall, current country manager of Ikea Sweden.

September 12, 2012

The nation’s chain retailers lead the nation when it comes to commercial solar energy use, according to a report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Vote Solar Initiative advocacy group.

August 23, 2012

Ikea said it is submitting plans for a Miami-Dade store in the City of Sweetwater, Fla., as the second South Florida Ikea store and fourth in the state.

August 13, 2012

IKEA Canada announced Monday that its new catalog, debuting Aug. 13, has incorporated a host of interactive elements designed for smartphones and tablets.

July 17, 2012

Ikea has plugged in the new solar energy system installed at its Pittsburgh-area store in Robinson Township, Pa.

July 11, 2012

Ikea officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed atop its store in Woodbridge, Va.

July 9, 2012

Ikea on Monday officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its store in Houston. The installation, when combined with Ikea solar projects atop stores in Frisco and Round Rock, will make the home furnishings retailer the state’s largest solar owner.

June 28, 2012

Ikea said that it has officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its store in Orlando, Fla.

June 12, 2012

Ikea has announced plans to install solar energy panels on two distribution centers in the Eastern United States.

May 1, 2012

Ikea Canada announced that it is one of three pilot countries to bring store information via Android phones or iPhones.

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