This is massive news! It looks like New Zealand will be getting an IKEA store.
Franchise rights have been granted to explore opportunities for IKEA to open in New Zealand.
“We are happy to meet the wish from many people for IKEA to open in New Zealand and we aim to make IKEA fully accessible, including stores and ecommerce. We see this as a long-term commitment and investment in New Zealand, building relationships with customers, suppliers and future co-workers,” says Tolga Öncü, Retail Operations Manager, Ingka Group.
Earlier this year, rumours swirled about IKEA looking into potential stores in NZ and people sort of lost their minds so we're pretty stoked that it has been confirmed!
In the beginning of 2019 Ingka Group will start sharing more information about their future operations in New Zealand so it sounds like we will be hearing more soon!