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    Ikea to cut 350 UK jobs as it refocuses on small outlets and online /Link

    Flat-pack firm plans to create 11,500 jobs worldwide with new smaller inner-city stores

    Ikea is cutting 7,500 office jobs worldwide, including 350 in the UK, as it focuses on improving its online operation and city centre format in an effort to keep up with consumers’ changing shopping habits.

    The Swedish group, which has 367 stores, is the world’s largest furniture retailerand employs a total of 160,000 people. It said the jobs would go over the next couple of years, and would mainly affect administrative staff in central support functions across the 30 countries where it operates.

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    (@)Angela Monaghan

    Published on 21 Nov 2018 at 02:43PM

    Ikea’s Planning Studio on Tottenham Court Road, central London.

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