Ikea announces "extraordinary measure" - is THAT the solution to the delivery problems?

Ikea announces “extraordinary measure” – is THAT the solution to the delivery problems?

Ikea: the success story of the furniture store

Ikea: the success story of the furniture store

The Swedish furniture store chain Ikea is very popular with customers in Germany. More and more furniture stores are being built and sales are growing. Ikea achieved retail sales of 5.325 billion euros in Germany in the 2020 financial year.

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Always more Ikea-Customers are annoyed. Popular products such as the Billy shelf or the Blahaj soft toy shark have been in some for weeks Ikea-Branches completely sold out.


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Replenishment doesn’t seem to be in sight – how Ikea on his homepage that the corona pandemic caused “an imbalance in the global supply of goods”. In plain language: disruptions in sea transport, overloaded ports and the associated transport bottlenecks mean that shelves are empty. The Swedish furniture company is now planning an “extraordinary measure” to get the problems under control.

Ikea: Hope for customers – does THAT help against delivery problems?

Ikea-Customers have been needing strong nerves for several months. Because the global corona pandemic has also had an impact on what the Swedish furniture giant has to offer.

“We are still struggling with transport bottlenecks, which affects availability and delivery,” says a message to customers on the homepage.

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That is Ikea:



  • Founded in Sweden in 1943
  • 433 branches worldwide
  • Various franchisees operate Ikea branches in individual countries
  • 211,000 employees worldwide

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The company is therefore working flat out to increase stocks and “is doing everything to make the products available as quickly as possible.”

To this end, Ikea has, according to its own statement, “taken extraordinary measures” – for example buying its own containers, chartering additional ships and using rail transport from China to Europe.

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Ikea: Delivery problems are not an isolated case

The tense goods situation at Ikea is not an isolated case. Many companies are currently suffering from delivery delays and bottlenecks, reports “Business Insider”.

Coca-Cola has now announced that it will charter bulk carriers, which are normally used to transport coal and iron. After all, own container ships give companies more control over the delivery process – but they also make goods transport significantly more expensive, according to “Business Insider”.

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Customers and Ikea themselves can only hope that the problems will be dealt with really quickly – because in addition to the normal demand for furniture, the need for Christmas decorations and gifts for loved ones will soon be added. (kv)


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