Posts Tagged ‘IKEA Store Openings’

IKEA Winnipeg Opening Date Announced

Monday, March 28th, 2011 by Susan


IKEA Winnipeg Opening Date

Updated March 28, 2011

Per Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick, Public Relations Manager for IKEA Canada, the IKEA Winnipeg groundbreaking will be sometime in the summer of this year, 2011 with an anticipated opening in 2012.

Says Löwenborg-Frick,

“Our plans are to start construction some time this summer and hope to have the store open fall/late 2012.”

Good news for all of those IKEA Fans in Manitoba, Canada! Read on for all the details on the location of the IKEA in Winnipeg, the groundbreaking ceremony, and plans for the site as well as some history of IKEA in Canada and IKEA in Winnipeg.

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IKEA Dublin Ballymun Set to Open – Travelodge Offers €39 'Flat Pack' Rate

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 by Tigratrus

IKEA Dublin Ballymun is set to open its doors July 27th in Dublin.  So why not stay with Travelodge, and take advantage of their special summer IKEA Opening Accommodation offer. The Hotel is located just a 2 minute drive from the IKEA store.


We are delighted to welcome our new neighbours, IKEA to Ballymun and our ‘Flat Pack’ rate offers unrivalled value to celebrate their arrival. With secure underground free car parking our Ballymun Travelodge is ideally located for those travelling to Dublin to avail of the great value available in IKEA.

IKEA Dublin is located in the Ballymun Regeneration Zone, just off the Ballymun Road at the M50 Ballymun Interchange and only 1km from Travelodge.

Offer From €39.00 per room
(*Kids under 12 stay FREE when sharing with 1 or 2 adults – Just pay for meals!*)
Ample car parking available
Two Kids go free when sharing with adult *Meals are Extra


Ikea cuts new store growth in half, eliminates 5,000 jobs

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 by Susan

By Mark Albright, St. Petersburg Times, Staff Writer

Tampa may have just slipped under the wire when Ikea opened a store in the bay area two months ago. Slumping sales from the global recession prompted the Swedish discount furniture giant to eliminate 5,000 of its 140,000 jobs and cut new store growth in half to about a dozen a year. Ilea founder Ingvar Kamprad said the company will be wiping out more jobs mainly in manufacturing and logistics because sales will be 7 percent, or $1.2 billion, below expectations for the fiscal year that ends next month. Ikea already froze all new investment in Russia, citing pervasive corruption to get local government permits, but the United States has been the center of its expansion with 38 of 246 stores. Kamprad argued Ikea was growing too fast, but in an interview with Dagens Industri, a Stockholm daily, he said the board decided “to hit the brakes.”


IKEA Store Opening Information

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 by Tigratrus

IKEA US and IKEA Canada make a Flurry of Store Opening Annoucements

In just the last week, IKEA US announced the opening date for the first IKEA in the Carolinas, IKEA Charlotte, (February 18, 2009), named the manager of the new IKEA Tampa Bay location (Monica Valera), and stated that the Tampa IKEA will be the largest IKEA in Florida (353,000 square feet). And long-standing rumors have finally been answered about an IKEA in Winnipeg, Canada – IKEA Canada announced that they will be opening the largest IKEA in Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba, British Columbia between late 2011 and 2013. 

Exciting IKEA news all around!  We want to know about news from your perspective.  Do you have a story to tell?  Insider information? Rumors?  Let us know, and we’ll report it! 

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