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Ikea to let customers rent furniture in more than 30 markets

Ikea's move towards supporting a more circular economy comes as many young consumers say they want to minimise their impact on the environment

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IKEA will expand tests to allow customers to rent desks and sofas rather than buy them as it shifts away from selling low-cost disposable furniture in response to growing environmental concerns. The world's biggest furniture group first said it was looking into furniture leasing in February. It fleshed out its plans on Wednesday at an event held at its first 'sustainable' store in Kaarst, western Germany, opened in 2017. "Testing out opportunities for leasing offers is one of the ways we are challenging ourselves to deliver on our transformation strategy," ...

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First Published: Wed, April 03 2019. 16:01 IST