IKEA confirmed its intention to enter the Ukrainian market, and in 2019 will open in Kiev the first shop. About it reported in a press release from the company, reports “Gromadske”.
“The company will open in Kiev its first store of a new urban format in 2019. This will be one of the first stores in an urban format IKEA in the world”, – stated in the message.
It is noted that Ukraine will be one of the first markets in which IKEA will open a city store, along with France, UK, Denmark, USA and China.
“We are pleased to announce our next steps on the Ukrainian market. Based on the results of market research and consumer preferences, our team chose a favorable business model, which will allow IKEA to implement plans in Kiev in the near future,” said stéphane Vanoverbeke, chief Executive officer, IKEA South-East Europe.
It is noted that the store will be located in the Metropolitan Mall, Ocean Mall.
Earlier, President Poroshenko said that the Swedish concern IKEA is entering the Ukrainian market.
“Ukraine has been waiting for this news, and in recent years there have been many changes that made the opening of IKEA in our state possible. This is a good signal for other global brands, you need to deal,” – said Poroshenko.
IKEA specializiruetsya in the sale of furniture and home goods. The company’s products are represented in more than 40 countries.
The concern IKEA tried to enter the Ukrainian market more than 10 years. However, it was not possible: the attempts to agree on the allocation of land was in vain. Later the company confirmed the desire to work in Ukraine.