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IKEA lovers will have to wait a little longer, Hyderabad store launch postponed to August 9

IKEA was scheduled to open its first store in India next week on July 19. “IKEA Retail India decided to move the date as it needs some more time to live up to its expected quality commitments towards customers and coworkers,” it said.

business Updated: Jul 13, 2018 16:03 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
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Furniture giant IKEA is set to open its first store and restaurant in India after years of trying but arguably its most famous item is off the menu -- Swedish meatballs. (AFP Photo)

Swedish furniture major IKEA has postponed the dates of opening its first store at Hyderabad by almost 20 days to August 9 as its needs some more time to fulfil quality commitments.

The company was scheduled to open its first store in India next week on July 19. “IKEA Retail India decided to move the date as it needs some more time to live up to its expected quality commitments towards customers and coworkers,” said IKEA in a statement.

According to the company, its main priority is to create an inspiring and safe experience for both customers and co-workers.

“Opening the first Indian IKEA store in Hyderabad means a lot to IKEA and we want to offer the best possible meeting with IKEA for the many Indian customers,” said IKEA Retail India CEO Peter Betzel.

IKEA’s Hyderabad store has come up with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore.

This would provide 1,000 direct and 1,500 indirect jobs at the store, and 50% of the employees would be women.

First Published: Jul 13, 2018 14:45 IST