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IKEA won’t be able to retail food items at its India stores: Anand Sharma

IKEA won’t be able to retail food items at its India stores: Anand Sharma

IKEA, the world’s leading furniture retailer, will not be allowed to retail food items from its proposed stores in India, commerce minister Anand Sharma confirmed.

On Monday, Mr. Sharma said that the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) allowed IKEA to set up restaurants or cafes in its retail stores across the country, but didn’t allow it to vend food items beyond the eating area.