IKEA was one of the winners of the crisis and the employees are now also benefiting from it. The Swedish furniture store now wants its employees in Switzerland to share in the increase in sales and pays them a 14th monthly wage. “On top of that there is an additional day of vacation for everyone, ”says Jessica Andere, the head of the Swiss branches to“ Blick ”.
The reason for this is a huge plus in sales in online business due to the lockdown during the corona pandemic. Furniture is now increasingly being bought over the Internet. On the other hand, things did not go as well in Ikea’s restaurants. Ikea Food’s sales fell accordingly by almost a fifth. The global bottlenecks in the supply chains are also currently causing problems for the furniture store.