IKEA to open doors in Mumbai on December 18
Mumbai: IKEA (part of the Ingka Group), the Swedish brand and world's leading home furnishings retailer has announced it will open the doors to its Navi Mumbai store on December 18, 2020.
IKEA wants to create a better everyday life for many people with big dreams and thin wallets. The home is the most important place in the world and IKEA's unique and affordable range is created to improve the life at home.
The 5 lakh+ sq. ft IKEA store will inspire people with more than 7000 well-designed, affordable, good quality and sustainable home furnishing products along with ideas and inspirations for every home. It is located on the Thane-Belapur Road, approximately 600 mts from the Turbhe Station. Customers will now be able to test, try and purchase some of IKEA's iconic products such as Billy Bookcase, MALM Bed, Ektorp Sofa, among others.
To provide a safe shopping experience during Covid times, it is taking a number of extra precautions from its global best practices and relevant learnings from its Hyderabad operations. To ensure good social distancing, IKEA will initially have a cap on the number of visitors to the store through prior registration on its website, by which customers will be allotted a day and time slot to visit the store. The company is putting together a whole process that will be released soon to public.
"We are very excited, as Mumbai is one of our priority markets in India. We have been present online in Mumbai since early 2019 and soon many people of Mumbai will be able to shop at our fantastic IKEA store, Peter Betzel, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA India said. "With our long-term commitment to Maharashtra, we will create 6000+ jobs by 2030 of which 50 per cent will be women, he added" "IKEA's further expansion with its Navi Mumbai store will create a positive impact in many ways – growing the home furnishings retail and manufacturing sector, creating more jobs, skill development and logistical development in the state, Subhash Desai, State Industry Minister, Government of Maharashtra said."