Mumbai, June 29, 2022: Continuing its omnichannel expansion in India, IKEA, the world’s leading Swedish home furnishings retailer, today announced the location of its second small-format urban store in India. The new store is scheduled to open in Mumbai’s famous retail destination, R CITY mall in Ghatkopar (W). IKEA R CITY will be IKEA’s first mall-based store in India. This store will strengthen IKEA’s commitment to expand its omnichannel presence in Maharashtra and become more accessible to the many people of Mumbai.
Spread over 72000 square feet of retail space, the store will open to the public in the coming months. The store will be located on the 3rd floor of the mall. It will offer customers a range of over 7000+ well-designed, affordable, sustainable, and functional products. It will be connected to IKEA’s 130-seater restaurant that will offer a wide range of Indian and Swedish delicacies including Vada Pao, Dhokla, Biryani, and Dal Makhani with rice, among many others.
Excited about this new milestone, Susanne Pulverer, managing director and chief sustainability officer, IKEA India, says: “Mumbai is one of IKEA India’s most important markets. With IKEA R CITY, we will be more accessible to many more people in Mumbai with our range of well-designed, good quality, affordable, functional, and sustainable home furnishings. With our second store in the city, we strengthen our omnichannel presence in Maharashtra. The aim is always to be close to customers, to be more accessible and convenient, and to create a great IKEA experience for our customers.”
With IKEA’s omnichannel presence in Maharashtra, customers will be able to place orders for over 5000 products to be delivered to them and will be able to purchase 2000 products directly from the stores. IKEA began its journey in Maharashtra in 2019 with the launch of our e-commerce platforms, followed by the launch of its large-format store in Navi Mumbai in 2020 and the opening of the first city store in Worli in 2021.
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Ingka Group, the largest IKEA franchisee, operates 469 IKEA stores, workshops, and planning studios in 63 markets and 47 Ingka Centre locations. With more than 5 billion online visits and 775 million IKEA store visits, IKEA is truly reaching many more people omnichannel. Ingka’s revenue for FY21 is close to €42 billion. We are taking bold steps across our business to help achieve IKEA’s commitment to becoming a circular, climate-positive business by 2030. EUR 6.5 billion has been committed as investments in renewable energy.
About IKEA India
IKEA is growing in India. India is a priority market for the Ingka Group for future growth. Our ambition is to reach many more people in India through a strong Omnichannel presence. Today we are online in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. Three large-format IKEA stores are operational in Hyderabad, Navi Mumbai, and Bengaluru. A city center store was opened in Mumbai in December 2021 and another will be opened in 2022. Together with Retail, IKEA Purchasing, IKEA Foundation, IKEA Investment, Ingka Centers, Global Business Operations (GBO), and others are investing in India to create an even greater impact as ONE IKEA. IKEA continues to invest and commit to India. IKEA has sourced from India for almost 40 years working with around 65 suppliers, 48,000 direct employees, and 500,000 people in the supply chain in India producing for IKEA stores around the world.