Nearly one-third of the world’s population may face water shortages by 2025. In a household, it’s showering that consumes the most water – about 40 per cent. Hence, IKEA is innovating around water-saving solutions. The latest is a water recycling shower solution, which has just been through the first round of home tests. For Tobias Svanberg, Development Leader at IKEA, this is an important step to enable customers to make a big difference in their water use at home.
IKEA has developed an advanced tool that can significantly improve the accuracy of its demand forecasting. The tool uses artificial intelligence, and existing and new data to offer highly accurate forecast insights. The tool is currently rolled out in Norway. We talked to Peter Grimvall to find out more about the new tool and how it helps IKEA plan its demand and supply better.
As one of the world’s largest food providers, IKEA has set a goal that 50 per cent of the main meals offered in its restaurants will be plant-based by 2025. Puneet Trehan, as part of a core team in IKEA, is now looking for start-ups that can help IKEA reach the goals and at the same time offer delicious and affordable meals.
Polyester is one of the most popular synthetic fibres in the world. For decades, it’s been used in everything from packaging to garments. But virgin polyester doesn’t live up to IKEA’s sustainability requirements to reach the ambitious goal of being a circular business by 2030. We talked to Caroline and Nishant about material innovation and a more sustainable artificial sheepskin.
By teaming up with the founders of Amazon Robotics, IKEA wants to look into how tech incubated in show-business can transform IKEA’s supply chain. We talked to Olof and Raffaello to find out how the technology behind drone performances in Metallica and Celine Dion concerts can be used to improve accuracy in warehouses and stores.
Whenever Madeleine visits someone’s home and sees a chest of drawers she automatically checks to see if it is securely attached to the wall. If it isn’t, she is not afraid to point it out. Madeleine has worked with GLESVÄR for a year now and we talked to her about the limited edition chest of drawers with specially designed safety features and an industry wide issue.