IKEA Chooses Ideal Candidate to Serve Winnipeg Customers
BURLINGTON, ON, April 10, 2012 /CNW/ - IKEA Canada announced today that Winnipeg native Stephen Bobko will be welcomed on April 15, 2012 as the new IKEA Winnipeg Store Manager. Bobko joins IKEA with 12 years of senior retail management and leadership experience.
"Throughout his retail career, Stephen has demonstrated an ability to identify and develop talent, energize teams and build business strategies where the customer experience is a number one priority." says Cory Randles, Human Resources Manager, IKEA Canada. "He brings with him a keen knowledge of the Winnipeg market and will be a fantastic asset to our team."
Construction is well under way and the new IKEA store at Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway will be open in late 2012. The IKEA store, approximately 350,000 sq ft, serves as an anchor in the Seasons of Tuxedo retail development in which IKEA is also a development partner.
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.
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