IKEA joins Ukrainian market, - Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Swedish furniture industry leader has been negotiating with Ukraine for more than 10 years
10:01, 12 September 2018

IKEA, the famous Swedish enterprise enters the Ukrainian market. Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian leader posted that on Facebook.

'Ukraine has been waiting for this news for a while, and lately, there has been a lot of changes, which made the opening of IKEA in this country possible. It's a good signal for other world-known brands; it's necessary to do business with Ukraine', he wrote.

Poroshenko marked that on Wednesday, he is to meet with Stefan Vanoverbeke, the CEO of IKEA's SouthEast Europe.

According to LIGABiznesInform news agency, the first IKEA shop may appear at Ocean Mall in Kyiv next year; at first, it is supposed to appear in the capital city, and then in the other regions.

IKEA is the Swedish furniture industry leader represented in more than 40 countries across the globe. 

Ukraine and IKEA have been negotiating for more than 10 years, with the Swedish side expressing interest and the will to join the market.

Related: IKEA confirms staff recruitment for first Kyiv store

Related: Founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91

Related: IKEA to open Kyiv store within 1-2 years

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