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Crittendon to Manage Miami Ikea Store

Selwyn CrittendonSelwyn Crittendon has been named manager of the Ikea Miami-Dade County, Fla., store set to open this summer.

“We are very excited about opening a Miami-Dade store in South Florida to complement the presence established by Ikea Sunrise,” said Ikea U.S. president Mike Ward. “Selwyn’s commerciality and customer service experience with Ikea and his previous retail background have prepared him for managing Ikea Miami.”

“Ikea recognizes the strong customer base for us in South Florida based on the success of our store in the Broward County city of Sunrise, so I am pleased about helping provide a store for Miami-Dade customers,” Crittendon said. “Also, I look forward to introducing our unique family-friendly shopping experience and wide selection of stylish, functional and affordable home furnishings to shoppers who have not yet visited Ikea.”

Crittendon, who relocated to South Florida from Orlando, joined Ikea after serving in many capacities at a large catalog-based retail store in Virginia. A native of Northern Virginia, Crittendon joined Ikea in 2002 as customer convenience manager at Ikea Woodbridge, Va., near Washington, DC.

Two years later, he was promoted to customer service manager. In 2007, Crittendon joined the team opening Ikea Orlando, and after three years as customer service manager, became the store’s sales manager. In 2012, Crittendon became deputy Orlando store manager, serving until becoming store manager of Ikea Miami.

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