The Ingka Group, owner of 392 Ikea stores, informed that it will raise prices this year due to the supply chain issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Like many other industries, IKEA continues to face significant transport and raw material constraints driving up costs, with no anticipated break in the foreseeable future. Disruptions are expected far into 2022. The biggest cost increases due to transport and purchase prices are being felt most in North America and Europe.” So, “Unfortunately now, for the first time since higher costs have begun to affect the global economy, we have to pass parts of those increased costs onto our customers,” said Ikea Retail Operations Manager Tolga Öncü.
“Prices will go up across Ingka Group markets,” the company said. “The average of the increase in Ingka Group is around 9% globally, with variations across Ingka Group countries and the range, reflecting localized inflationary pressures, including commodity and supply chain issues.”
Meanwhile, the company is still working to mitigate the impact of the supply chain disruptions in its operation as much as possible by using extra ships and loaders to make sure stores are stocked.
"Our intention is to give back to the customer any decrease in purchase prices we get," Öncü added.