Ikea tests smaller stores in Europe

NORWICH, UK — Furniture retailer Ikea is planning a small-sized store in this community in England, as a way to provide more convenience to shoppers who must travel long distances to get to an Ikea big box. Ikea has 18 stores in the UK, compared with 13 in Canada. The new smaller stores could offer a pickup point for online orders and to test new products. Similar small stores are being tested in Spain, Norway, and Finland.