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IKEA to open in New Zealand

last updated 30/01/2019


20 December 2018 - After many years of wondering and waiting, New Zealand is to get its first IKEA stores.

According to the company, Inter IKEA Systems, the world wide IKEA franchisor and owner of the IKEA Concept, grants the franchisee rights to a new country only after profound market studies. Today IKEA reaches 1.2 billion customers in more than 50 markets through a combination of IKEA stores, ecommerce and pick-up and order points. They are operated by 11 IKEA franchisees, who are authorised to market and sell the IKEA product range and operate IKEA stores and other sales channels.

'We are happy to meet the wish from many people for IKEA to open in New Zealand and we aim to make IKEA fully accessible, including stores and e-commerce. We see this as a long-term commitment and investment in New Zealand, building relationships with customers, suppliers and future co-workers,' says Tolga Öncü, Retail Operations Manager, Ingka Group.

'Ingka Group has a lot of experience operating the IKEA business across the Asia Pacific and other markets and we are very excited to bring IKEA to New Zealand together with them. Together we’ll make IKEA a loved and meaningful brand for the people in New Zealand,' says Jon Abrahamsson Ring, CEO of Inter IKEA Systems. Ingka Group currently operates the IKEA business in 30 markets around the world. This includes e-commerce, 367 stores and other sales channels.

Ingka Group will start sharing more information about their future operations in New Zealand in early 2019.

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