Wednesday, 13 May 2020 10:34

Spain: Furniture giant to sell more salmon

EM3 20 News Int IkeaThe Swedish furniture titan Ikea, which claims to be the sixth largest restaurant chain in the world, has stated that it will be opening food outlets in 14 stores in Spain. Ikea is offering ‘take away’ from its restaurants wanting to bring people to its stores but has also been experimenting with home deliveries, having signed a deal with online food order company Just Eat to deliver food throughout Madrid. In addition to selling ASC certified smoked salmon, Ikea has, together with salmon supplier Mowi and its existing meatball producer Dafgård, developed a meatball based on salmon and cod. The salmon and cod balls have been introduced in many markets and will soon also be offered in a packed version in Ikea stores for customers to bring home. Before the coronavirus hit, IKEA’s foodservice operations annually served around 680 million people a year.