A few months ago, I was helping A. shop for furniture for her new apartment, and part of that shopping was done in the rat maze of IKEA. Of course, I shared the experience and had some thoughts about the company’s furniture. Readers responded with their experiences as well.
The latest news from Sweden is IKEA will begin selling edible products — more than just what is offered in their restaurants. The food will be inexpensive in the spirit of their furniture pricing. I’ve tried the company’s 50-cent hot dogs and their Swedish meatballs in their restaurant after several hours of shopping, and I’m not a big fan.
I don’t think I’ll be making extra trips to IKEA for my grocery shopping.
Published or updated September 26, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.