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Jakarta Post

IKEA plans more distribution points, eyes another store

  • Winny Tang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 17, 2017   /   10:11 pm
IKEA plans more distribution points, eyes another store People walk outside Europe's biggest IKEA store in Kungens Kurva, south-west of Stockholm. IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, who built a global business empire with revolutionary flat-pack furniture, turned 90 today. (Agence France -Presse/Jonathan Nackstrand)

HERO Supermarket, the Indonesian franchisee for Swedish furniture giant IKEA, said that it planned to open three e-commerce distribution points for its flagship furniture store, in addition to the existing one in Sentul, Bogor.

With the distribution points, customers could now buy products online and get their items at stores owned by HERO supermarket assigned as distribution points.

“We will be opening other distribution points in Surabaya, Harapan Indah in East Jakarta, and one more yet to be decided,” HERO Group director Mark Magee told The Jakarta Post in a recent interview.

The group also plans to open a second IKEA store at Jakarta Garden City, East Jakarta, in the next few years. The firm purchased the land from PT Modernland Realty Tbk last year.

“We are in the design and planning stage at the moment […] The average building time for an IKEA store is about 18 months,” Magee said.

IKEA, the world'€™s biggest furniture retailer, founded by Ingvar Kamprad in Sweden in 1943, currently boasts 375 IKEA stores, over 150,000 co-workers in 47 countries, and total sales over 30 billion euros (US$33.77 billion).

The company opened for business in Indonesia in 2014 and plans to open two stores every five years until 2025.