First IKEA store to be opened in Kyiv in 2019

Source : 112 Ukraine

The store will be located in Ocean Mall.
16:41, 12 September 2018

IKEA confirmed intention to enter the Ukrainian market, the first store is to be opened in Kyiv in 2019, as the press release of the company says, Hromadske reports.

“The company will open its first store in a new city format in Kyiv in 2019. It will be one of the first shops of IKEA city format in the world,” the message says.

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It was noted that Ukraine would be one among the first markets to have IKEA city store along with France, Britain, Denmark, the U.S. and China.

“We are glad to announce our next steps on the Ukrainian market. With the results the market research gave and concerning the consumers preferences our company chose a favorable business-model which allows IKEA implement its plans in Kyiv in the nearest future,” Stefan Vanoverbeke, CEO IKEA South East Europe, said.

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It was noted that the store will be located in Ocean Mall.

Earlier, Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian leader, stated that IKEA, the famous Swedish enterprise enters the Ukrainian market

'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.

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