BURLINGTON, ON, May 8, 2012 /CNW/ - IKEA has now begun construction on
expanding its current Montreal location into North America's largest
IKEA store. Set to be complete summer 2013, the new IKEA Montreal will
be 469, 694 square feet (43626m2).
"We are thrilled to have begun building North America's largest store in
Montreal," says Danielle Plamondon, Store Manager, IKEA Montreal. "The
new store will offer our loyal Montreal customers an improved shopping
experience with more inspiration, more products on hand and more
Upon completion, the new Montreal store will showcase 54 inspirational
room settings, three full home settings, a restaurant that sits 600 and
over 1400 parking spots. IKEA Montreal will also have a new concept
play area for children and will feature a new Markethall layout that
includes more inspirational product presentations.
In line with IKEA's vision to have a positive impact on people and the
environment, the new IKEA Montreal construction will take advantage of
available technologies to be 40% more efficient than the last wave of
stores build in the early 2000s. Moreover, in addition to jobs created
during the construction phase, IKEA will be looking to recruit
additional coworkers to join the IKEA family when the new store opens.
"We are very proud that IKEA is building its largest store in North
America in Saint-Laurent," says Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent.
"We are particularly pleased that their expansion project is in line
with the Borough's sustainable development guidelines, while creating
more than a hundred jobs in the area by 2013. Thank you for investing
IKEA is a leading home furnishings retailer with 325 stores in 40
countries worldwide, which are visited by 734 million people every
year. IKEA Canada has 11 stores which are visited by over 25 million
people every year. Last year the IKEA.com websites attracted 904
million visitors. Founded in 1943, IKEA's business philosophy is to
offer a wide range of products of good design and function at prices so
low, the majority of people can afford them. For more information on
IKEA, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.
Image with caption: "Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent and Danielle Plamondon, IKEA Montreal Store Manager, mark the commencement of construction on North America's largest IKEA store (CNW Group/IKEA Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120508_C4999_PHOTO_EN_13218.jpg
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