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“ROUND ROCK, Texas, Sept. 7 — IKEA, the world’s leading home
furnishings retailer, today announced that its future Round Rock, TX store will
open at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, November 15, 2006. IKEA Round Rock will be the
Swedish Company’s third store and restaurant destination in Texas and 29th in
the U.S. (The closest IKEA stores are in the North Texas city of Frisco, and in
“Due to the significant progress made during Spring and so far
this summer, we are confident the remaining milestones and interior build-up
process will be complete by mid-November,” noted Jeff O’Shaughnessy, store
manager of the future IKEA Round Rock. O’Shaughnessy added, “now our primary
objective is to continue hiring and training the nearly 300 Central Texans who
will be joining the IKEA coworker family before we open.”
In addition to the 10,000 exclusively-designed items, IKEA Round Rock
will present 50 different room settings, three complete model homes, a
supervised children’s play area, and a 250-seat restaurant serving Swedish
specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries or salmon plates, as well as
American dishes. Other family-friendly features include a Children’s IKEA area
in the showroom, baby care rooms, preferred parking and play areas throughout
IKEA Press Release via YAHOO News
[via Jen Segrest]
“BERLIN (AP) – German prosecutors said Monday they are investigating 51
people, including seven former IKEA employees, over alleged bribery involving
the Swedish furniture giant.
Prosecutors last year started an investigation
into the case, in which the former employees are suspected of accepting bribes
and other gifts from German firms in exchange for construction contracts.
Frankfurt prosecutors said they now have 51 people under investigation
- 44 of whom worked for various construction and services companies…”
In the News
“IKEA International A/S is recruiting nearly 300 new employees for its new Round Rock store opening this fall.
The store will be the Swedish home furnishing company’s third store in Texas and 29th in the U.S.
“We are thrilled to offer interested job seekers in the area diverse
positions with limitless opportunity at a global company,” says Jeff
O’Shaughnessy, store manager of IKEA Round Rock. “At IKEA, we realize
that the opportunity to be able to do the things in life that bring
success and happiness is extremely valuable to our coworkers.”
Prospective employees can apply for almost 300 positions available in
home furnishings sales, interior decoration, customer service, safety
and security, cashiers, maintenance, goods flow, receiving, warehouse,
stock replenishment, and approximately 60 food service positions.”
Austin Business Journal
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VISITORS to IKEA’s Edinburgh store in August will be
able to sample the delights of crayfish in a variety of recipes and
styles as well as sampling locally-produced beer.
Crayfish will come under the spotlight at the
Straiton store with shoppers invited to taste Swedish-style party food,
prepared by IKEA’s food services team. Locally-produced food and drink,
including a range of premium beeers brewed by Loanhead-based Stewart
Brewing on the store’s doorstep, will also be showcased at the home
furnishings store over the weekends of 4-5 and 12-13 August.
The store is also planning to throw a crayfish party
for its workforce. IKEA’s Edinburgh food services manager, Rachel
McLean, said: “Crayfish is a hugely popular Swedish food, especially
during the main fishing season which falls in August.
“Swedes celebrate the arrival of the crayfish with
parties and they decorate their tables. It’s a hugely versatile seafood
and can be used in many ways. We decided to put crayfish in the
limelight and share its delights with customers and co-workers alike.”