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Ikea opens here: NZ debut on Kiwi Property Group site in Sylvia Park, Auckland


With 7,000 products, including the famous meatballs, IKEA plans to open a megastore in Auckland

Swedish furniture and household goods giant IKEA opens at Sylvia Park on Mount Wellington.

Two years after announcing its opening here, it announced an agreement to purchase land at Kiwi Property Group’s largest shopping center in New Zealand, which is listed on NZX in Mount Wellington, Auckland.

Mirja Viinanen, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer of Ikea New Zealand, announced today.

The business has withstood its debut in New Zealand by a pandemic.

“Although the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unexpected challenges and developments, we have always intended IKEA to enter the New Zealand market in a good way, which is where we meet with future stores and customers. That’s why Ikea works with the Kiwi Property Group, which has proven retail experience and expertise, to reach as many New Zealanders as possible in the best possible way. We are working to provide Ikea. “

Venanen said: “At IKEA, our vision is to create a better daily life for many. The response from New Zealanders has been overwhelmingly positive since we announced our intention to enter the market. Signing a sales contract. The real estate partnership with Kiwi Property Group is an important step towards achieving this.

“We look forward to sharing the details of our plans and timing to bring IKEA to many New Zealanders in the near future.”

Clive Mackenzie, CEO of Kiwi Property Group, welcomed this retailer.

“We are excited to take this important step to show IKEA’s presence at Sylvia Park. Our goal is to strengthen the center’s position as a major shopping destination in New Zealand and from all over the country. We are looking forward to working with IKEA to attract our customers. New Zealand. “

In 2019, Ikea announced that it will open in this country “with multiple physical and digital customer touchpoints that provide access to people across the country.”

Inca Group Said Two years ago, after Ikea Systems BV granted the franchise, it was planned to open its first store in the Auckland area.

“The exact location is currently unconfirmed and the timing has been finalized, but we plan to open three customer meeting points during the launch,” he said in 2019.

These include the full-size IKEA store in the Auckland metropolitan area, Wellington’s planning studio, and Christchurch’s second smaller format store, where people have access to the full range of IKEA for a complete shopping experience. included.

Ikea will also launch a full e-commerce offer during this period.

Jan Gardberg, Country Retail Manager at Ikea New Zealand, said: Many New Zealanders offer inspiration and affordable furniture solutions to lead a better daily life at home. “

Ikea opens here: NZ debut on Kiwi Property Group site in Sylvia Park, Auckland

SourceIkea opens here: NZ debut on Kiwi Property Group site in Sylvia Park, Auckland

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