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Ikea to Open 1st U.S. Planning Studio in Manhattan, Spring 2019
Ikea has announced the opening of its first city center store in the U.S. The Ikea Planning Studio is slated to open in Manhattan in Spring 2019.
The company is adapting and evolving to be more accessible and convenient for customers wherever they are and they recently announced the development of 30 new touchpoints in city centers over the next three years.
“We recognize that we are in a rapidly changing retail environment, and to be fit for long-term growth, Ikea is transforming in a way that lets us meet our customers where they are,” said Lars Petersson, country manager, Ikea Retail U.S. “New York City is the natural choice to open the first city center store – the most vibrant, dynamic city in the U.S., and the epicenter of retail, business, and culture.”
The Planning Studio concept was co-created with New Yorkers who provided input to Ikea throughout the planning process. The location, at 999 Third Avenue, will focus on smart solutions for urban living and small spaces. It will give customers the opportunity to discover, select and order products for delivery to their home.
Ikea U.S. has already made investments to enhance its e-commerce experience and service offerings, including new lower priced shipping and delivery, Click & Collect, financing and TaskRabbit assembly services.