IKEA PH is Officially Open! Have You Booked Your Slot Yet?
The store strictly follows a "no booking, no shopping policy"
It seems like yesterday when IKEA PH announced that it will open its biggest store in the world within the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. After three years of waiting and rising above the challenges brought about by the pandemic, the home furnishing brand finally opened its doors to the public today, to the delight of Filipino customers.
In photo: VIPS and representatives from IKEA getting ready to cut the ribbon that will signify the official opening of IKEA Philippines.
In photo: Kaye and Donna, the earliest in line for the store's opening.
In photo: Mr. Steven Tan, President of SM Supermalls
“As early as 2010, we traveled to London to meet with IKEA for a possible location in the Philippines. Back then, the market wasn’t ready yet but it was so apparent that our values then and now are seamlessly interlocked that it was inevitable that SM and IKEA would end up together to create better quality lives for many people, and that is our shared aspiration,” shares Steven Tan, president of SM Supermalls. “With the largest IKEA in the world now housed in SM Mall of Asia, one of the biggest malls in the world, together, we would change Filipinos lives for the better,” he adds.
Committed to helping Filipinos better everyday lives, IKEA has always championed making well-designed and functional home furnishing products as well as making these affordable and easily accessible to customers. In fact, one of the first few steps the team behind IKEA Philippines did while preparing for the opening of the store in 2016 was getting to know Filipino families and understanding what they want in a home.
In photo: IKEA Philippines' Store Manager, Georg Platzer. Platzer gave thanks to everyone involved in making IKEA Philippines happen.
In addition to turning the spotlight on improving home lives, the brand also wants to highlight its dedication to sustainability. Georg Platzer, the store manager of IKEA Philippines, said that part of their vision involves enabling an affordable sustainable life at home. “Helping people to save energy and water, reduce waste, and recycle more through our product range. Everything for a better everyday life and a better planet,” he says.
In photo: The world-famous Swedish meatballs of IKEA. As part of its sustainable initiatives, IKEA also offers plant balls, a healthier and more sustainable way of doing meatballs called HUVUDROLL.
In line with this vision, IKEA Philippines is aiming to offer 50 percent plant-based food offerings by 2030. 50 percent of its food offerings to be plant-based by 2030. They have also partnered with Rags2Riches to support Filipino artisans and delivery service Mober Philippines which will deliver products to customers via electric vehicles to lessen its footprint.
In photo: Her Excellency Annika Thunborg, Ambassador of Sweden to the Philippines, Congressman Tony Calixto, Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, Mr. Georg Platzer, and Mr. Steven Tan watering the seedlings that will be donated to the Pasay LGU.
The store’s opening today is just the beginning of an exciting future for IKEA Philippines and its employees. To mark the occasion, the store has also donated 600 seedlings, which represent the 600 IKEA PH co-workers, to the Pasay City local government in support of its beautification program.
Are you ready to visit and shop at IKEA Philippines? The store follows a “no booking, no shopping policy.” Make sure you book your slot so you don’t miss out on the fun of going around the largest IKEA store in the world. Book now when you log on to http://IKEA.ph/booking. You can also watch the video below for more tips:
Make a list of things to buy by viewing available items online! For more details on IKEA PH’s products, policies, and services, visit www.ikea.ph.
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