Will IKEA Winnipeg be another IKEA Dublin – Doomed?
Amid all the public excitement over Ikea’s Winnipeg plan is a danger that those high expectations have so far to fall.
Considering this city’s record on infrastructure renewal and paving the way for development, that risk is very real. The international home furnishings retail giant’s arrival here is certainly not a done deal, as long as more than $20 million in street expansions and traffic signal improvements are necessary for the chain to open its proposed 350,000-square-foot outlet within three years. Read more…
In the News, Store Openings
IKEA Canada Announces IKEA Winnipeg to be Opened between 2011 and 2013 near Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway.
Although many furniture retailers in Winnipeg have been forced to close their doors, IKEA Canada has announced that it plans to open an IKEA in Winnipeg sometime between late 2011 and early 2013.
The affordable home furnishings retailer has signed an agreement to acquire a large piece of land at Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway, formerly part of the CN Intermodal Terminal.
However, the future of an IKEA in Winnipeg is conditional upon Municipal and Provincial government approvals. In order to move into their planned location, they must first rezone and redevelop the land. Read more…
Well, essentially. IKEA Japan is selling Christmas trees for about $20 (1,990 yen). Buy one, take it home and enjoy. In January (from the 5th through the 18th), bring your receipt AND the tree (no ornaments, please!) back to the store for recycling, and you’ll get a voucher for $20 of IKEA merchandise. Deal!
IKEA Canada is offering a similar deal, only the voucher is good on purchases over $75. Either way, if you’re going to be shopping at IKEA anyway (and who isn’t, really?) it’s an excellent deal and you’ll be helping reduce landfill waste. Win-win-win!
[Found at Inventorspot]
Advertising & Marketing, IKEA Sales
IKEA Canada is having a Midnight Madness sale! 7pm until Midnight – Tonight, December 12, 2008, only!
Save up to 50% on items storewide with some limitations on quantities. Sorry Québécois – IKEA Québéc is not open til midnight, but to make it up, they’re starting the sale at 5pm.
Have fun! No crushing people.
“An IKEA catalogue with a photo that appears to show a dog with a
larger-than-normal, human-like appendage has not been tampered with, according
to the furniture giant’s Canadian office.
The first photo in the 2007 catalogue — a two-page, front-cover
foldout — shows a young family lounging on a bed with a dog.
The dog, which appears to be a greyhound or whippet, seems to have one
distinctly human male characteristic, prompting some to suggest the image had
been tampered with by a mischievous employee using a program such as Photoshop.
Ikea Canada says that’s simply not the case.
“The picture has
definitely not been tampered with,” Debbie McDowell, corporate communications
manager for the Swedish retailer’s Canadian office told CTV.ca.”
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