It seems that folks can’t get enough of IKEA. From the furniture retailer’s tasty food and designer collabs, to its loyalty program and affordable furniture, IKEA is highly loved not only in Toronto, but worldwide. If the only thing you don’t love about IKEA is how spread out the stores are across the city, then you’ll want to read on.
IKEA has just announced plans to open mini stores in Toronto within the next two years.
These smaller IKEA stores will range in size around 5,400 square feet to 27,000 square feet, according to CTV News. These smaller stores will definitely be popular among those living downtown who don’t want to make the trip to IKEA’s warehouse-size stores.
It’s been reported by CP24 that downsized IKEA stores already exist in New York and Spain, and they only sell certain categories of furniture which means that these smaller stores will only sell bedroom furniture or living room furnishings, for example.
These smaller stores have been in Development since 2018, when IKEA announced its plan to open smaller shops in 30 cities around the world, according to CTV News.
“We continue to see positive growth in the Canadian market, all while innovating and developing our business for the future. We want IKEA to be there for our customers, whenever and however they choose to meet us,” said Michael Ward, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Canada, in a release.
While no lease has been secured for these stores in Toronto, IKEA has revealed that its planning on opening more than one.
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