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Ikea Plans Smaller Stores in Canada
Swedish furniture giant Ikea plans to open up to 10 smaller stores across Canada within the year, Ikea Canada president Stefan Sjöstrand told Business in Vancouver December 9.
The locations would be similar in size to a standard London Drugs, at about 37,000 square feet, or a tenth the size of a full-size Ikea, but most of that space will be for storage.
Unlike a full-size Ikea, the new so-called “pickup” stores will have counters at which Ikea workers will retrieve items for customers who ordered online. Some of the company’s future pickup stores are likely to include small retail areas.
Ikea hasn’t released exact locations, but “the pickup stores will be on the West Coast and all over the country,” Sjöstrand said. “I hope that a year from now we will have five to 10 pickup points.”
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