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IKEA Halifax welcomes thousands on opening day to IKEA Canada’s most sustainable store to date
Wed Sep 27 13:00:00 UTC 2017
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[National]  The highly anticipated IKEA Halifax store celebrated its Grand Opening today.
Burlington, ON – The highly anticipated IKEA Halifax store celebrated its Grand Opening today. The new location is the 13th IKEA store in Canada and the first in IKEA Canada’s coast-to-coast expansion; the retailer will open 11 additional stores by 2025, doubling the retailer’s footprint in Canada.

“With the IKEA Halifax opening, our ambitious expansion plans are on track. We have built IKEA Canada’s most sustainable store, created hundreds of new jobs and provided Atlantic Canadians with an opportunity to share in IKEA’s vision to create a better everyday life for the many people,” said IKEA Canada President Marsha Smith. “It’s a truly exciting day for IKEA Canada.”

Thousands attended the opening ceremonies at the 330,000 square foot building. The celebration included remarks from IKEA Canada President Marsha Smith; Sue Coulet, IKEA Halifax Store Manager; The Honourable Keith Colwell, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture; Susan LeBlanc, Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Dartmouth North; Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, and Lindsay McMillan, Breakfast Club of Canada.

IKEA Halifax is the retailer’s most sustainable store in Canada and will be first LEED certified IKEA store in the country. Its sustainable features include: rooftop solar panels, the first solar wall at a Canadian IKEA, a geothermal energy system, electric vehicle charging stations, the first living wall at a Canadian IKEA store and free lightbulb and battery take-back services.

“We believe in our people and that our growth comes from giving our co-workers the opportunity to contribute and develop through career and learning possibilities,” said Sue Coulet, IKEA Halifax Store Manager. “We’re looking forward to becoming an active community partner.”

Special offers are available throughout opening weekend and can be found at www.ikea.ca/halifax.

ABOUT IKEA CANADA
IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 343 stores in more than 28 countries worldwide, which are visited by 783 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, six Pick-up and order points and 14 Collection Points. The company also announced plans to open stores in Halifax and Quebec City. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 28 million visitors to its stores and 88 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. 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 Canada, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.
For more information:
Amanda Fitzpatrick
Expansion Communication Specialist
amanda.fitzpatrick2@ikea.com

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