- In a recent post by Annalyn.net, her Swedish source has confirmed the first IKEA Philippines store location.
- The store will be opening within a year’s time.
IKEA is an international furniture brand that sells ready-to-assemble furniture, home accessories, and kitchen appliances. It is also company known for its modernist designs for various types of appliances and furniture, and its interior design work is often associated with an eco-friendly simplicity.
It is originally founded in Sweden, by then 17-year old Ingvar Kamprad. Ingvar had thought of the company name IKEA consisting his: Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd (the farm where he grew up), and Agunnaryd (his hometown in Småland, southern Sweden). He is also dubbed as one of the 10 richest people in the world and the owner of a more than $40 -billion fortune.
In the latest article posted by www.annalyn.net, the author’s Swedish source has confirmed that the IKEA Philippines store will be opening within a year’s time and that it will be in Cavite.
It was in March this year when Swedish Ambassador made a statement during a media roundtable. In an article published by Manila Bulletin, Harald Fries said, “If (IKEA) goes in the Philippines, like it has gone in other countries, there would be great opportunities for Filipinos to find work and there would be an investment in putting up stores. I won’t be surprised that once they have set their camp here, they’ll be looking for local manufacturing. I think that would be wonderful and interesting”.
IKEA has branches in Asian countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Macau, Indonesia, and South Korea. Reuters also tagged IKEA as “World’s Largest Furniture Retailer.”
There is no official confirmation yet about the IKEA Store in Cavite, who knows It could be the Philippine warehouse of IKEA Philippines.
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