IKEA PH, the World’s Largest IKEA Store will Open in MOA in 2020

IKEA Store in the Philippines
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IKEA PH Set to Inspire Filipinos in 2020 at SM Mall of Asia Complex

Manila, Philippines – IKEA, the Swedish brand which opened its first store in 1943 is set to open its first physical and e-commerce store in the Philippines at the SM Mall of Asia in 2020. The brand known for its well-designed and affordable home furnishings is planned to have about 65,000 square meters of space near the Pasay City giant mall.

Mabuhay! IKEA Philippines
Mabuhay! IKEA Philippines

The company responsible for the brand launched a pre-opening website at the event they hosted for government officials, media, online content creators, the corporate circle and colleagues.

Are you ready for the Worlds largest IKEA Store?
Are you ready for the Worlds largest IKEA Store?
IKEA to open its biggest store in the world in the Philippines
IKEA to open its biggest store in the world in the Philippines

Christian Rojkjaer, Managing Director for IKEA Southeast Asia claims that they’re committed to bringing to the Philippines their brand that is known by many around the world for its durable, stylish and affordable designs. He also stated that the brand has around 9,000 quality home furnishings for the Filipino consumers. He said that IKEA Philippines is set to make the lives of Filipino buyers better!

IKEA Store in the Philippines
IKEA Store in the Philippines

The IKEA PH store which will open in 2020 is likely the size of 150 basketball court which is about double the size of the ‘typical IKEA big blue-box’. Aside from its shop, the building will have a call center and a big warehouse to accommodate their e-commerce platform. This is to allow people in Greater Manila to shop online.

Christian Rojkjaer, Managing Director for Ikea Southeast Asia
Christian Rojkjaer, Managing Director for Ikea Southeast Asia
Georg Platzer, market development manager, Ikea Philippines
Georg Platzer, market development manager, Ikea Philippines

The initial investment for this project is Php7B and the company is hiring about 500 Filipino co-workers and other spin-off jobs and business opportunities. They’re also looking to partner with local food suppliers and transport and logistics, security and waste management, business owners, etc.

Ikea Philippines team
Ikea Philippines team

The IKEA PH store is where Filipino families and individuals can find everyday items such as candles, cookware, and kitchen items and other furnishings. They offer sustainable products like LED lights and recyclable items. The huge space of their store will be an inspiration for many Filipinos as they plan to put enough room settings to serve as guides for homeowners. IKEA Philippines MOA has a self-serve warehouse which means when you see something, you get it, pay for it and you take it home because their products are already flat-packed.

Ikea's Georg Platzer and Christian Rojkjaer with SM Supermalls' Steven Tan.JPG
Ikea’s Georg Platzer and Christian Rojkjaer with SM Supermalls’ Steven Tan.JPG

Other parts of the gigantic store are their playroom where parents can entrust their children while they shop because it’s a supervised area.

Ikea's Georg Platzer with Harald Fries, Sweden's Ambassador to the Philippines
Ikea’s Georg Platzer with Harald Fries, Sweden’s Ambassador to the Philippines

One of the highlights of IKEA history is the time when a co-worker removed the legs of furniture to transport it through a car. It was then that they discovered about flat-packs and have been using it ever since. There are 422 IKEA stores having operations in 50 countries and they have 208,000 co-workers worldwide. In 2016, the first IKEA office in the Philippines opened in Makati and this 2018, they finally announced their entry to the Philippine market. The franchisee of IKEA is IKEA Southeast Asia. The franchise company has the right to own and operate in countries Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Ready to transform your house with IKEA PH
Ready to transform your house with IKEA PH

How about the Food?

IKEA PH will also have its famous food outlets and a restaurant where families and friends can eat together after shopping. So Yes! to Meatballs and all IKEA food favorites.

I guess the only question is, Are they going to offer food delivery as well?

Food at IKEA Philippines
Food at IKEA Philippines MOA
Restaurant at IKEA PH
The restaurant at IKEA PH
Dining Area at IKEA Mall of Asia PH
Dining Area at IKEA Philippines Mall of Asia PH

IKEA Philippines Careers and Job Opportunities

To know more about IKEA’s products, job opportunities and other updates, you can visit www.IKEA.ph.

Also Read: IKEA Philippines to Open Two Stores in Metro Manila Soon

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