Ikea prices go up in all UK stores – and some popular items now cost 50% more
Ikea has confirmed raising prices in its UK stores after eagle-eyed shoppers noticed a huge difference in some items.
The furniture giant says prices have risen 10% on average, which is above the global average of 9%.
The price hike was reported by online shoppers, who noticed big increases after Christmas.
A Daily Mail analysis found that some wardrobes, beds and desks now cost up to 50% more, reports the Mirror.
A Hemnes day bed frame went from £ 215 to £ 279, and a Klippan two-seater sofa went from £ 199 to £ 229, or 15% more.
Meanwhile, a Malm dresser has gone from £ 99 in mid-December to £ 150 today, the newspaper reports – a 52% jump.
Ikea blamed the rising supply chain costs. In a tweet, he said: “Unfortunately, there has been a significant increase in costs throughout the supply chain, including in raw materials, transportation and logistics.
“As is still in progress, there is a need to increase the prices of several of our products.”
Retailers have raised prices in response to the pandemic and supply chain issues, caused in part by a shortage of heavy truck drivers and sick workers due to Covid.
These issues have resulted in a significant increase in shipping and raw material costs.
Ikea has 22 stores across the UK.
In September, Ikea said it was struggling to keep up with high demand for some of its products, especially mattresses, as the British bought new furniture for homes they spent much more time in for a while. locking.
A spokesperson said: “The effects of Covid-19 continue to evolve and impact industries around the world.
“Since the start of the pandemic, Ikea has managed to absorb the significant cost increases encountered throughout the supply chain while keeping prices as low and stable as possible.
“Now, like many other retailers, we have had to increase our prices to lessen the impact on our business.
“As prices are influenced not only by raw material prices but also by transportation, logistics costs and local market conditions, price adjustments differ from country to country.
“While individual price increases vary, the average increase is 10% in the UK, which is the global average of 9%.”
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