Just recently, it has been reported that IKEA Ph will be opening its doors to Filipinos this 2020. Moreover, the IKEA Ph store is said to be the world’s largest. Once complete, the store will occupy 65,000 square meters within the SM Mall of Asia, making it the biggest tenant within the mall.
In addition, the store will carry 9,000 products and will include a warehouse, an eCommerce facility, and an integrated call center. The company is targeting more than five million households in the vicinity.
“Also together with the developments and condominiums, residential building together with the growing middle class, it’s a fantastic future market for IKEA,” states Georj Platzer, who is said to manage the facility once completed.
It is also said that IKEA Southeast Asia has invested an initial Php 7B for the store and targets to employ around 500 Filipinos on top of other employment and business opportunities.
“The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people, so we are excited to be bringing our offer to a country where millions of people share our passion for home,” states Christian Rojkjaer, Managing Director of IKEA Southeast Asia and owner of IKEA stores in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Read more: IKEA building the world’s largest store in the Philippines, sets 2020 opening.