Sunday, May 6, 2012

IKEA Furniture To Open Stores In Puerto Rico



It has been reported that IKEA, the Swedish home furniture company, is looking to open shops in Puerto Rico.  Officials from IKEA were in Puerto Rico last week searching for locations in the San Juan metropolitan area.


IKEA is the world's largest furniture maker.  The Company, based in Stockholm, has plans to set up three stores, and a central warehouse.


The report said IKEA is expecting to start operations in Puerto Rico by the end of the year.  IKEA had 655 million customers last year, from its 287 stores.  IKEA employs 131,000 people in 41 countries.


UPDATE:  IKEA opens first store in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.


                                                                      



                                                                  





20 comments:

  1. Oh joy, more crap made in China with fake Scandinavian names.

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    1. Ikea furniture is made in Sweden in the company's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the largest furniture factory in the world (it appeared in The Learning Channel's program Megastructures). Ikea furniture is made from top quality wood (not fiberboard) and precision-cut by robots, so that every part fits exactly as it ought to when you assemble it at home. Their kitchen cabinets (of the modular European Style) are among the best in both quality and price.

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    2. Only can confirm that Ikea has only QUALITY furniture and affortable prices! Can't wait for it to open. All these other expensive crap furiture stores that sell these overpriced low quality furniture will suffer!

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    3. Seriously? What a dumb comment to make. Do you even live in PR or have ever been to an IKEA? If you can't answer yes to both questions, then you don't deserve to make a shallow comment like that. If you can answer yes to both questions, then I'm surprised you wouldn't see how an IKEA on the island wouldn't be a boon to both style and quality for furniture purchased here, at that price, not to mention that is isn't yet another US chain (wait, there's something out there besides the US?!?).

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    4. I do have Ikea furniture, beds, dreesers, tables, etc and they are in good shape. Welcome to PR!!

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    5. i dont know wat are you sain because i work for ikea and evryting dat with carre is god quality and good price and i know because i work at 061 warehouse in new jersy and i wish they open stores and warehouse in puerto rico so i can tranfer to ikea puerto rico

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  2. Is a Good store welcome to PR

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  3. I'm an Ikea fan! So glad it is finally coming to Puerto Rico! La isla will benefit from it. More jobs and finally a store with a twist on design and such a huge range of prices. There is something for all at Ikea! My favorite store!

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  4. I have been shipping Ikea stuff down to my home in PR for years... Gone will be the days of bringing flat pack onto the plane home! :)

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  5. Everytime I go to Miami, I made my way to go to you store in Fort Lauderdale. So my husband is going to be happy, because now he doesn't have to drive me there every time we go to Miami. So glad, happy and thrill to hear you are coming to Puerto Rico.

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  6. I am very excited that Ikea is going to open 3stores. Well I hope that one of the stores will open on the west coast of the island, so that way they could benefit from both sides of the island. I am glad I sent them an email. I usually shop at the Ikea in Eliazabeth, NJ! But I am moving to Puerto Rico soon,and we were planning on shipping things over, so now I can buy them in PR. Hope they come to Mayaquez area!!!!!

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  7. hurry, hurry, hurry, can't wait to fill my home in pr with your good quality items, i love everything ikea, every time i go to florida, my 1st. stop is to an ikea stores.welcome ikea to puerto rico :>)

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  8. This is Tuesday. On Saturday I was walking though the Ikea in Hickville, Long Island with a friend. While she shopped I just wished for an Ikea in Puerto Rico--anywhere in Puerto Rico (I live in Patillas and realize that is out of the question for a location). So now I see this announcement and rejoice. When will it happen?

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  9. OMG I use to shop all my home furniture in IKEA when I was living in Philadelphia, can't wait for it to open in PR, I hope it will be in Bayamon!!!

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  10. I can't beleive there's IKEA in Dominican Republic and not in Puerto Rico!! Hurry we are waiting...

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  11. So the rumor is true!! Fantastic to know I dont have to have my daughter ship articles from Fla. anymore. Please hurry, I have to purchase several things for my room. Can't wait...

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  12. Fabulous, I"ll like to constructed as soon as possible..

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  13. I'mm german raised in Puerto rico , love this store, would like to work in IKEA, Puerto Rico. Finally would be here.
    Claudia Kruger

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  14. well when does it open?? and what part of Puerto Rico??

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  15. Finally. Thanks.
    Carmen Rodriguez Trinidad

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