At last, B&Q and Secret Sainsbury’s (“secret” because so few people shop there) will be lonely no more, but will be joined by a 25,800 square metre store full of Swedish kitsch.
Some essential IKEA facts:
- “IKEA” is a composite of the first letters in the founder’s name in addition to the first letters of the names of the property and the village in which he grew up: Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd.
- Last year IKEA’s 221 worldwide stores had over 453 million visitors.
- A massive 453 million vistors. China’s first IKEA opened in Shanghai in 1998.
If you're looking for a job, Ikea Belfast are recruiting (summer 2007) at www.ikea.co.uk/belfast.