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Dozing Chinese Shoppers Filling Ikea Beds Spur Expansion Plans

Yang Shuqi paces up and down Ikea’s Beijing store, looking for a “small bed with toys” for her grandson. She doesn’t plan to buy it -- 1-year-old Beibei just needs to take a nap.

Saturday afternoon is a bad time to look. Every bed in the 43,000-square-meter (463,000-square-foot) store is occupied, with some children and adults fast asleep under the covers. The local outlet of the world’s No. 1 home-furnishings retailer is always full on weekends, Yang said.