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Temple & Webster collaborates with Taubmans
Temple & Webster has released its own paint range developed in conjunction with Taubmans
Temple & Webster has released its own paint range developed in conjunction with Taubmans
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Newly appointed Ikea Australia CEO reveals plans to open over 30 more stores around the country
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The paint range Temple & Webster developed with Taubmans is available exclusively on the retailer's website; and Ikea could have 40 stores in Australia by 2030, up from 10, according to its new CEO.
Taubmans paint for Temple & Webster

Online furniture and homewares retailer, Temple & Webster has released its paint line developed in collaboration with Taubmans. Colour by Temple & Webster is made up of 20 low-VOC classic paint shades and on-trend colours designed to work together seamlessly.

Included in the range are neutral palettes of Chateau, Lighthouse and Pavilion, or the serene, coastal feel created by Treehouse, Ranch and Temple.

With the added convenience of to-your-door delivery, renovators and decorators have the option to try a ready-made palette of colours or build a custom colour scheme with wall colour, trim colour and accessories.

All 20 colours come in two finishes; low sheen, available in one and four litre tins; and semi-gloss, available in one litre tins. A low-sheen, white ceiling paint is also available.

There are also ready-to-go sample pot packs in varying colour combinations, as well as brushes, rollers, trays and drop sheets.
Ikea sees 30 more stores in Australia

Home improvement giant Ikea said it will open over 30 new Australian stores. It currently has 10 stores in Australia, but by 2030 the number is expected to increase to 40. And the number could be even greater if "smaller format" stores are opened inside shopping centres.

The expansion is part of a plan by Ikea's new boss, Jan Gardberg, who has set his sights on rapid growth in Australia, including selling solar panels. He said:
We have more than 40 years of home furnishing experience here in Australia and we want to take that and transform that home furnishing knowledge into the virtual and electronic world also.

In addition to its existing 10 stores, Ikea has recently rolled out collection points in regional areas, primarily for online shopping in Queensland, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Canberra and greater Sydney.

Last year, the company also opened a $150 million distribution centre in Sydney's Marsden Park, underpinning its online shopping push.

Ikea customers can expect to see fewer human beings at the checkouts in favour of a more "seamless" experience of touchscreens, self-service and online ordering. Richard Harries, head of HR for Ikea Australia, said:
Our focus is on customer fulfilment. We know we have great possibilities to meet the needs of our customers. The technology that we're looking at is how we can make it as seamless as possible. We're looking at digital screens for the Ikea food business, payment methods - all things to make it a seamless journey.
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