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Feb 16 '18 10:20

Considerable damage was done to an IKEA store on Hullenbergweg in Amsterdam Zuidoost when thieves tried to blow open an ATM on Friday morning, AT5 reports.

The perpetrators forced open an window and detonated an explosive at the ATM at around 4:10 a.m. on Friday. It seems that the machine wasn't actually blown open, and that the thieves did not get away with any money. But the damage to the store is considerable, according to the local broadcaster.

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Dec 18 '17 09:05

The European Commission is launching an investigation into Ikea's tax construction in the Netherlands. European Commissioner on competition Margrethe Vestager is expected to officially announce the investigation on Tuesday, British newspaper the Financial Times reports.

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May 4 '17 09:57

A number of advertisers are pulling their ads from controversial Dutch sites Dumpert and GeenStijl, following accusations of sexism. Both sites belong to the Telegraaf Media Group, NOS reports.

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Feb 6 '17 15:55

Dutch designers Erwin Zwiers and Margje Teeuwen are accusing IKEA of copying their design for a ceiling lamp that looks like a wad of paper. The duo filed a lawsuit against the Swedish company, charging the furniture store chain with "slavish imitation". The court in Amsterdam will rule on this case in March. the Volkskrant reports.

Jun 23 '16 16:30

IKEA issued a warning stating that the baby gates for staircase the store sold for years is unsafe. The company received several reports of children falling down the stairs when the gates opened unexpectedly, sometimes resulting in injury

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Mar 4 '16 16:35

Over the past year the solar-powered Ikea store in Zwolle used 30 percent less grid energy than the average use in other Ikea stores, the store announced. The store aims to be completely energy neutral by 2020.

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Feb 15 '16 09:56

Between 2009 and 2014 Ikea evaded at least 1.032 billion euros in tax using a complicated construction with companies in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. Most of the tax money disappears via the Dutch subsidiary Inter Ikea Systems, the Volkskrant reports based on calculations by The Greens/European Free Alliance in the European Parliament.

Feb 9 '16 11:45

Ikea is recalling ceiling lamps of the brands HYBY, LOCK and RINNA, because the lampshades on these lamps can come loose and fall down. According to the store, this already led to several minor injuries

Jan 1 '16 15:30

The disappearance of a giant rocking-moose from the Ikea store in Zwolle during the early hours of Monday morning, was the work of New Year's association De Oliebol from Vledder in Drenthe. The stolen moose reemerged in the association's home town on New Year's eve.

Dec 21 '15 14:30

A group of Ikea Netherlands employees wrote to the 89 year old founder of the Swedish furniture giant Ingvar Kamprad to complain about the "culture of fear" and work pressure present in the retail chain.

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Dec 7 '15 09:48

Hundreds of Dutch lined up at Ikea stores on Sunday to take advantage of their one-euro Christmas tree promotion. Some customers even waited in line for more than an hour

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Nov 13 '15 16:15

Department store chain Hema was once again voted the Netherlands' most needed brand in research institute Eurib's annual top 100 ranking. Bol.com came a close second and Ikea came in third.

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Aug 18 '15 13:58

IKEA has sent out a recall for its white, pink and orange Patrull nightlight with sensor. According to the store, there is a possibility that the nightlight's cap could come off when it is unplugged. This could lead to an electric shock.

Jun 17 '15 10:37

Ikea Netherlands will stop selling carbonated soft drinks from mid-September. The soft drinks will be replaced by "fruit water", which contains 50 percent less sugar

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May 15 '15 08:10

Two young brothers from Oud Gastel had their parents in a panic when they suddenly disappeared on Thursday afternoon, only to be found in the Ikea in Breda kilometers away.

May 12 '15 13:44

Ikea has released a warning that two of their baby gates are not safe to be placed at the top of stairs.

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Mar 20 '15 15:04

Known for their viral videos, Boris Lange and LifeHunters.tv presented a ten euro IKEA painting as a masterpiece inside Museum Arnhem for their latest piece. Dressed up as an art connoisseur cliché, Lange walks around the museum asking visitors for their opinions about the artwork, which he says is painted by up-and-coming Swedish artist Ike Andrews.

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Mar 12 '15 10:11

Despite the growing interest in playing hide-and-go-seek in an IKEA store, the store refuses to participate.

Mar 11 '15 09:37

More than 18 thousand people have signed up to play hide-and-seek in the IKEA store in Eindhoven on May 16th, according to the Facebook page "Versoppertje in de Ikea Eindhoven". This seemed to worry the store, who put a stop to the event.

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Feb 24 '15 11:44

Stores often refuse to take old light-bulbs for recycling. Despite an increasing number of stores getting collection bins for old light bulbs to be recycled, a sixth of stores still refuse these light bulbs or simply throw them away.

Jan 30 '15 17:05

IKEA is adding vegan meatballs to the menu at their in-store restaurants throughout the Netherlands in the springtime, and in other markets worldwide.

A full plate of Ikea's Swedish meatballs (Flickr/Nenyaki, 2009)
Jan 13 '15 18:21

The director of the company responsible for the allegedly fraudulent sales of horse meat will be the only person tried in connection with the food scandal, the public prosecutor announced on Tuesday. The 45-year-old is accused of selling 300,000 kilos of horse meat labeled as beef from 2011 to 2013.

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Dec 1 '14 13:58

This morning the staff at the IKEA store in Delft handed out chocolate money to the customers in the store. The recipients of the sweets were asked to sign a petition for a better collective agreement for the IKEA employees.

Sep 23 '14 14:38

IKEA will sell rooftop solar paneling and installation service in their Dutch stores, beginning with the Haarlem location on October 28. The world's largest furniture retailer plans to roll out the new product in all Netherlands locations by next summer.

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