IKEA Canada Announces IKEA Halifax will open on Wednesday, September 27th

IKEA Halifax will welcome its first customers following grand opening celebrations

BURLINGTON, ON, Aug. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, IKEA Canada announces that it will open the much anticipated IKEA Halifax store on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017. Grand opening celebrations will begin at 8:20 am on September 27th and the store will welcome its first customers through the doors at 9:00 am.

"We're so excited to welcome our first customers to our brand new IKEA Halifax store," said IKEA Halifax Store Manager Sue Coulet. "We invite local and surrounding area residents to join in the excitement and experience the store for themselves. Opening celebrations will feature fun family entertainment and great giveaways."

More information about grand opening plans, including customer offers and promotions will be available soon. IKEA Halifax regular store hours will be weekdays from 10 am to 9 pm, from 9:30 am to 9 pm on Saturdays and from 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays.

The 330,000 square foot store will include a huge Showroom and Market hall, filled with inspiration, ideas and beautiful home furnishing products. IKEA Halifax will also have a full Restaurant, a SMALAND children's play facility. It will also offer customers a complete range of convenient services such as home delivery, assembly, planning and returns.

"I'm thrilled that half of the jobs at IKEA Halifax are full-time and part-time co-workers will receive guaranteed hours each week," said IKEA Canada President Marsha Smith. "Working at IKEA is inspiring, fun and fast-paced. Career opportunities are endless and we take great pride in giving our co-workers the opportunity for professional growth and development."

In addition to the exceptional career and learning possibilities, all co-workers will have access to IKEA Canada's Total Rewards package, which includes a bonus program, subsidized meals, and contributions to co-workers' retirement savings programs.

IKEA Halifax is the first new store to open as part of IKEA Canada's ambitious plan to double the number of stores by 2025 and expand from coast to coast. The retailer also launched 14 Collection Points since August 2016, nine of which are located in Atlantic Canada. IKEA Canada also has plans to open a new store in Quebec City in late summer 2018.

IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 343 stores in more than 28 countries worldwide, which are visited by 783 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, six Pick-up and order points and 14 Collection Points. The company also announced plans to open stores in Halifax and Quebec City. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 28 million visitors to its stores and 88 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. 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 Canada, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.


For further information: IKEA CANADA: Amanda Fitzpatrick, Expansion Communication Specialist, 905-637-9440 x6232, amanda.fitzpatrick2@IKEA.com


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