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Readers Weigh In: IKEA in the PH

Let's hear what our Real Living readers have to say about IKEA coming in

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With almost 400 (and growing) stores worldwide, in cities from Almhult (Sweden) to Zagreb (Croatia), IKEA is arguably one of the biggest home furniture sellers in the world. Though branches in developing countries seem limited, India is expecting 25 branches to open in the next few decades.

While we wait for IKEA to finally come onto Philippine shores, we took the liberty of asking our Filipino readers what they think of the probability of shopping the Swedish brand in their homeland. There are concerns as to how its large, mass-market inventory would affect the local furniture industry and how it will manage its social corporate responsibilities. Though take note: IKEA is known for supporting worldwide social initiatives for women and children, and has even donated a large bulk of money for emergency relief drives, most recently for our own Typhoon Yolanda back in 2013.

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