IKEA to open in the Philippines in “less than three years”

Citizens of the Philippines will still to wait a bit before they can shop the “do most of it yourself”-furniture in IKEA, according to Manila Times.

Thai employees celebrate the 2018 opening of IKEA in Bangkok.

The coming store is in the works, but it is far from ready to be established in the Philippines.

“We are [still]looking for sites and partners,” IKEA Southeast Asia Market Development Manager Georg Platzer told reporters at the sidelines of Monday’s launch of the Philippines-Sweden Business Council.

“We have gotten from Inter IKEA Systems B.V. the franchise rights to open a store here in the Philippines,” he noted, with the first store — to be located in Metro Manila — expected to open in “less than 3 years”.


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