Ikea set to deliver update on NZ operation, not deterred by Covid-19

After months of radio silence, Ikea has promised to provide an update about its plans in New Zealand in the coming months after announcing in February it will launch physical and digital customer touchpoints in the lead up to its full-sized Auckland store.

The Swedish furniture and homewares firm has been rumoured to launch in the next several months, according to NZHerald, and said on Monday it is “not deterred” from launching in the new market despite the ongoing impact of Covid.

“We are looking forward to opening in New Zealand with access for people across the entire nation,” said Ikea New Zealand country retail manager Jan Gardberg.

“Ikea is a leader in home furnishings around the world and we want to partner with the many New Zealanders to provide inspiration and affordable home furnishing solutions to create a better ever-day life at home.”

The business is set to launch a full-sized store in Auckland, a planning studio in Wellington and a smaller format store in Christchurch. Additionally, the brand will launch online across the entire country.

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