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Ikea To Test New Store Format In NYC

An urban-focused Ikea will open its first U.S. city-center location on April 15 on New York’s Upper East Side, close to Bloomingdales. The Ikea Planning Studio will focus on small space/city-living solutions and provide personalized design and planning services. The Swedish furniture retailer plans to open 30 similar locations in city centers during the next three years. “We conducted extensive research about city living, and we believe New Yorkers will see their needs reflected this new concept,” Leontyne Green Sykes, COO, Ikea retail U.S. tells Chain Store Age.

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