IKEA opened its first second-hand store in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The store is located in the ReTuna Shopping Centre and all products sold are reused or recycled.
The new store that will be open initially for 6 months, is run by the existing IKEA Västerås store that will provide furniture and home furnishing accessories that for different reasons have been damaged.
At ReTuna they will be repaired and given a second chance.
The collaboration with ReTuna will help IKEA understand why some IKEA products are turned into waste, what condition they are in when thrown away, why do people choose to donate or recycle products, and if there’s an interest in buying the products that have been repaired.