• CNN reports that Krispy Kreme plans to once again go public.
The company said yesterday that it has filed paperwork for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), though "the number of shares that will be offered and their price range has not been determined."
The CNN story notes that "Krispy Kreme has been private since 2016, when it was purchased by JAB Holding Company, a private firm that invests in food and beverage brands. It had previously gone public in 2000, and had some difficult years before the 2016 acquisition."
• The BBC reports that "Ikea has launched its long-awaited furniture buy-back and re-sale scheme, in an attempt to reduce the number of products going to landfill.
"The move is part of the retail giant's sustainability drive to become "climate positive" by 2030.
"Customers will get vouchers to spend in-store if items they no longer need are returned in good condition.
"Ikea admitted the scheme was a learning curve, but decided to launch it after successful trials in several cities … The initiative, originally scheduled to launch in November but postponed because of the pandemic, is now available in Ikea stores across the UK. It is also being launched in the other 26 countries in which Ikea operates."