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IKEA Canada Announces Opening Date for New Richmond Store
[National]  BURLINGTON, Ontario - Leading home furnishings retailer, IKEA Canada, announced today that its new 334,000 sq ft Richmond store will open on April 25, 2012. The new store will offer over 9,000 products and will showcase 51 inspirational room settings.
In addition, the store will include a 600 plus seat restaurant, over 1,400 parking spaces and 100 bicycle racks. The new store is located on Jacombs Road, adjacent to the current location which will be closing its doors on April 22.

“Our journey of developing the Richmond store into a completely new shopping experience for our customers is well on its way,” says Maya Abdou, Store Manager, IKEA Richmond.
"We have been providing inspirational home solutions to customers in Richmond for 35 years, longer than any other IKEA market in Canada. We look forward to continuing that tradition by offering our most loyal customers an even bigger and better IKEA shopping experience."
In line with IKEA’s policy to have a positive impact on people and the environment, the new store will incorporate many sustainable and environmental features such geothermal installation to heat and cool the building, an edible rooftop garden for co-workers, as well as water storage and infiltration systems that will reduce the storm water flows and volume. The iconic IKEA navigation tower will also include rain water storage capabilities and solar panels that will be used to generate electricity to light the parking lot. A separate solar thermal installation on the roof will be used to generate warm water for the restaurant.
IKEA Richmond invites everyone to join in the excitement and experience Canada’s newest IKEA at the Grand Opening. The ceremony, starting at 7:00 a.m. will feature fun family entertainment and great giveaways.
About IKEA
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.
Media Contact:

Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick
Public Relations Manager
IKEA Canada
Madeleine.lowenborg-frick@ikea.com
905-637-9440 x6378

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