Ikea opens dedicated second-hand stores

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Photo from: Ikea website

By: Inside Retail Asia

Ikea is to open its second second-hand furniture store in its home country, Sweden, expanding its commitment to the circular economy concept.

The store, located in the ReTuna shopping mall in Eskilstuna, will stock used Ikea furniture bought back from customers, repaired and refurbished, giving old Ikea furniture a second life instead of ending up at recycling stations or in landfill.

The new outlet is scheduled to launch later this year, with the launch billed as part of Ikea’s strategy to become a fully circular business by 2030.

The second-hand concept was piloted in the UK last year together with a textile recycling scheme. In Sweden, the former is now available in all stores except one in Stockholm.

Last year, the home furnishing giant launched a subscription program in some regions, allowing customers to rent home furniture.

 

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