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Get ready for furniture hunting! IKEA Philippines opens on November 25

Nov 13, 2021, 8:19 AM
Heloise Diamante

Heloise Diamante

Writer

Get ready to shop inside the biggest IKEA store in the world and try IKEA’s iconic meatballs this month!

A WEEK after the full launch of the IKEA Philippines online store, the Swedish furniture maker has announced the date for the opening of their physical store.

Opening this November 25, the Philippines’ first IKEA store and also the world’s biggest store of the brand is opening at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

Initially slated to open in 2020, construction delays and the pandemic have pushed the store to open on November 25.

With a total surface area of 68,000 square meters, the Philippines’s first IKEA store is also the biggest in the world to date!

The retail space and the restaurant will take up two floors while the other three will serve as a warehouse and call center, which handles e-commerce.

On November 3, the furniture and lifestyle brand officially launched its online store after its limited test runs since September.

From the test run, IKEA identified several best-selling items from the home storage and workspace categories as well as a few low-priced home decor items.

For the opening of the physical store this month, Georg Platzer, store manager of Ikea Pasay is confident about having enough stocks and supplies to cater to the Filipino people.

IKEA Philippines will feature a showroom and market hall housing a total of 8,000 products.

IKEA's restaurant will be able to accommodate up to 850 people - which will follow the latest Covid-19 rules.

Other than IKEA's iconic meatballs, Platzer teased that their restaurant team is working on creating a menu that marries Swedish meals and local dishes.

“You have your way of spicing up dishes. You do it differently than the rest of Southeast Asia and that should be reflected in this offer,” he said.

Also because of the ongoing pandemic, the store will only allow a limited number of visitors per day using a booking system.

Customers must book a date and time slot through their website, ikea.ph. Only a maximum of 3 visitors will be allowed per booking.

Tags: #IKEA, #retail, #shopping, #storeopening


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