Are you ready for IKEA, Philippines?
IKEA finally put an end to the guessing game. It has been a year and a half after the news about an IKEA store is finally opening in the country made everyone excited.
Two Branches to Open Soon?
The company already made a long-term lease agreement with the SM Group of Companies. According to Philippine STAR, after the two parties finalized the agreement, there will be two stores to open in Metro Manila soon: the first IKEA store will be at SM Mall of Asia, between the Arena and the SMX Convention Center. This spot is an open parking lot, so constructions might begin soon.
Meanwhile, the second store will be at SM Fairview to serve consumers in Quezon City and those coming from the North. The project is still in development as the Swedish furniture giant is still looking for designers.
Branches Around Asia
IKEA has branches in different countries in Asia like Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, Indonesia, Thailand, and South Korea. Reuters also tagged the company as the “World’s Largest Furniture Retailer.”
Last March 2017, the Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries made a statement during a media roundtable that if IKEA goes to the Philippines, Filipinos will find great opportunities to find work like other countries in Asia.
If (IKEA) goes to the Philippines, like it has gone in other countries, there would be great opportunities for Filipinos to find work and there would be an investment in putting up stores. I won’t be surprised that once they have set their camp here, they’ll be looking for local manufacturing. I think that would be wonderful and interesting for the Philippines.
IKEA sells ready-to-assemble furniture, home accessories, and kitchen appliances. The furniture giant is known for its modern styles and eco-friendly simplicity. Not only that, but people also enjoy the meatballs, hot dogs, and other delicacies that you can purchase from IKEA Restaurant.
IKEA Philippines Location
Showroom Address: Mall of Asia Complex, J.W. Diokno Blvd, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila
While the location is finally answered, a lot of people may be curious as to when IKEA Philippines will be open. According to sources, it might take some time for the stores to be opened and the items to be shipped. We might be able to explore the stores by the year 2021.
Job Opening at IKEA.PH
How about Ikea Philippines Careers? During the press launch, the IKEA PH team said that they are continuously hiring new partners for their upcoming store.
IKEA will definitely create more jobs, and I’m sure many people are waiting for the job opening announcement, and we promise to update you on that too!
Year 2021, please come sooner! We can’t wait to see IKEA, Philippines!
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