IKEA to open its second Dallas-Fort Worth-area store on December 13, 2017 in Grand Prairie, TX

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today (Oct 17,2017) announced that its second Dallas-Fort Worth-area store will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in Grand Prairie, TX, expanding the IKEA U.S. presence.The 290,000 square-foot future IKEA Grand Prairie will be the fourth store in Texas, and 47th in the U.S. Collin County’s IKEA Frisco opened in 2005 as the first DFW IKEA store. Other Texas IKEA stores are in Houston and Round Rock, with a San Antonio-area store planned to open summer 2019 in Live Oak, and a Fort Worth store to open as the third DFW-area location, also in summer 2019.

“We are thrilled by the excellent construction progress made to date, and believe we can complete the remaining milestones and interior build-up by the end of November. Besides furnishing our store, we also are focused on continuing recruitment and training of all the coworkers joining the IKEA family,” noted Matt Hunsicker, manager of the future store. “We look forward to introducing more DFW customers to a whole new way of shopping for the home or just to bringing the IKEA experience closer to them.”

IKEA Grand Prairie will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as salmon plates, meatballs with lingonberries, Swedish pastries and American dishes. The single-level store will reflect the unique architectural design for which IKEA is known worldwide and will include one of the largest retail solar rooftops in Texas.

In addition to the more than 500 jobs created from construction, approximately 250 coworkers will have joined the IKEA family when the new store opens. Diverse positions at this employer of choice are still available. Interested candidates should visit IKEA-USA.com to apply.Customers can begin lining-up at the store on Monday, December 11, 2017 – 48 hours in advance of the doors’ opening on December 13 – and soon can learn of more grand opening plans and promotions at IKEA-USA.com/Grand Prairie.

About IKEA
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at affordable prices. IKEA incorporates responsible social practices and sustainability into its business model, and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. There are currently more than 400 IKEA stores in 49 countries, including 45 in the U.S. IKEA has been ranked among “Best Companies to Work For” and, as further investment in its coworkers, has raised its own minimum wage twice in two years. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

Contact:

Latisha Bracy
Expansion Public Affairs
(610) 834-0180, x. 5615

Source: IKEA

IKEA expanded solar energy array atop its Detroit-area store

CANTON, MI, 2016-Jan-28 — /EPR Retail News/ —  IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in an expanded solar energy array atop its Detroit-area store that opened nine years ago in Canton, MI. The 40,000-square-foot solar panel addition consists of a 242.1-kW system built with 781 panels, and will produce 293,502 kWh more electricity annually for the store.

This solar expansion sits atop a 44,000-s.f. store extension completed this past spring. Now, IKEA Canton’s total 1,219.7-kW solar installation of 4,941 panels will generate 1,408,445 kWh of clean electricity yearly, the equivalent of reducing 971 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the emissions of 204 cars or powering 134 homes (calculating clean energy equivalents at www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html).

“We are pleased our newly expanded store created the opportunity to extend the rooftop solar array,” said Matt Hunsicker, store manager. “We are proud to make this investment, to grow our local sustainable footprint, and to contribute to the IKEA goal of energy independence.”

For the development, design and installation of this store’s enhanced solar power system, IKEA selected Inovateus Solar LLC, an industry-leading solar power distributor and integrator specializing in large-scale solar installations.

Expanding this array contributes to the IKEA solar presence at nearly 90% of its U.S. locations with a total generation goal of 40 MW. IKEA owns and operates each of its solar PV energy systems atop its buildings – as opposed to a solar lease or PPA (power purchase agreement) – and globally has allocated $1.9 billion to invest in renewable energy through 2015, reinforcing its confidence and investment in solar photovoltaic technology. Consistent with the goal of being energy independent by 2020, IKEA has installed more than 700,000 solar panels on buildings across the world and owns approximately 300 wind turbines, including 104 in the U.S. Other IKEA rooftop arrays have been expanded too, when the store beneath was extended.

IKEA, drawing from its Swedish heritage and respect of nature, aims to minimize impacts on the environment. Globally, IKEA evaluates locations regularly for conservation opportunities, integrates innovative materials into product design, works to maintain sustainable resources, and flat-packs goods for efficient distribution. Specific U.S. efforts include: recycling waste material; incorporating energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, recycled construction materials, skylights in warehouse areas, and water-conserving restrooms. Operationally, IKEA does not use plastic bags in the check-out process, sells only L.E.D. lighting products (fixtures, lamps and bulbs), and has installed EV charging stations at 13 stores, with plans for more locations.

Located on approximately 30 acres along Ford Road off I-275 at Haggerty Road, the 355,000-square-foot IKEA Canton opened in June 2006. In addition to 10,000 exclusively designed items, the store presents 52 different room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 300-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties, as well as American dishes. Other family-friendly features include a Children’s IKEA area in the Showroom, baby care rooms, play areas throughout the store, and preferred parking. IKEA also installed Michigan’s largest solar array atop the roof of the store originally in 2012.

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 370 IKEA stores in 47 countries, including 41 in the U.S. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSA, @IKEAUSANews, or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

Local Contact: Amanda Preston
(734) 981-3026, x 1336

SOURCE: Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

IKEA plans to increase the solar array atop its Detroit-area store in Canton, MI

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-12-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to increase the solar array atop its Detroit-area store that opened eight years ago in Canton, MI. In September, IKEA began work on a 44,000-square-foot expansion to the store, atop which new panels will be installed beginning Spring 2015, with a completion by Summer.

The 40,000-square-foot solar addition will consist of a 240.9-kW system built with 765 panels, and will produce 287,490 kWh more of electricity annually for the store. Including the existing system, IKEA Canton’s total 1,218.5-kW solar installation of 4,925 panels will generate 1,426,490 kWh of clean electricity yearly, the equivalent of reducing 984 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the emissions of 207 cars or powering 135 homes (calculating clean energy equivalents at www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html).

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to increase the amount of solar energy generated and used by this store,” said Matt Hunsicker, IKEA Canton store manager. “This is another example of the IKEA commitment to create a more sustainable life for communities where we operate.”

For the development, design and installation of this store’s enhanced solar power system, IKEA selected Inovateus Solar LLC, an industry-leading solar power distributor and integrator specializing in large-scale solar installations.

Expanding this array contributes to the IKEA solar presence of nearly 90% of its U.S. locations with a total generation goal of 40 MW. IKEA owns and operates each of its solar PV energy systems atop its buildings – as opposed to a solar lease or PPA (power purchase agreement) – and globally has allocated $1.8 billion to invest in renewable energy through 2015, reinforcing its confidence and investment in solar photovoltaic technology. Consistent with the goal of being energy independent by 2020, IKEA has installed more than 700,000 solar panels on buildings across the world and owns approximately 157 wind turbines in Europe and Canada, with 104 more being built in the U.S. Other IKEA arrays have been expanded too.

IKEA, drawing from its Swedish heritage and respect of nature, aims to minimize impacts on the environment. Globally, IKEA evaluates locations regularly for conservation opportunities, integrates innovative materials into product design, works to maintain sustainable resources, and flat-packs goods for efficient distribution. Specific U.S. efforts include: recycling waste material; incorporating energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, recycled construction materials, skylights in warehouse areas, and water-conserving restrooms. Operationally, IKEA eliminated plastic bags from the check-out process, phased-out the sale of incandescent bulbs, facilitates recycling of customers’ compact fluorescent bulbs, and by 2016 will sell only L.E.D. IKEA also has installed EV charging stations at 13 stores.

Located on approximately 30 acres along Ford Road off I-275 at Haggerty Road, the 311,000-square-foot IKEA Canton opened in June 2006. In addition to 10,000 exclusively designed items, the store presents 52 different room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 350-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties, as well as American dishes. Other family-friendly features include a Children’s IKEA area in the Showroom, baby care rooms, play areas throughout the store, and preferred parking. Also,IKEA installed Michigan’s largest solar array atop the roof of the store in 2012.

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 360 IKEA stores in 46 countries, including 40 in the U.S. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSA, @IKEAUSANews, or IKEAUSA on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest.

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IKEA began demolition of 30,145-square-foot building adjacent to its Detroit-area store in Canton, MI to make room for its planned expansion

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2014-10-1— /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today began significant demolition of a 30,145-square-foot building adjacent to its Detroit-area store in Canton, MI. Razing of the vacant retail building will make room for the Swedish retailer’s planned expansion of the IKEA Canton store approved by Canton Township earlier this year. As a result of this project, IKEA Canton, which opened June 2006 at 311,000 square feet in size, will grow nearly 44,000 SF to the new size of approximately 355,000 SF with the project’s completion by Summer 2015.

IKEA selected Lansing-based Clark Construction Company to serve as construction manager for the building’s demolition and store’s expansion. One of the largest such companies in Michigan, Clark managed the construction of IKEA Canton eight years ago, as well as the Cincinnati-area IKEA store in West Chester, Ohio more than six years ago.

The current Canton project includes expanding the Self-Serve Furniture Area(where shoppers collect flat-packed furniture to take home on the same day), rearranging customer service functions to the newly built part of the store and enlarging the home delivery area. This extension will blend seamlessly into the existing structure so the store can preserve the unique architectural design for which IKEA stores are known worldwide. During construction and build-up of this extension, the full product selection will remain available onsite.

“We are very excited about demolition starting today and advancing the expansion of IKEA Canton,” said Matt Hunsicker, IKEA Canton store manager. “The store’s success created the need to extend the store’s Self-Serve Furniture Area so it can hold more products and improve our customer shopping experience. We appreciate the Township’s continuing support of IKEA, and our customer’s patience as we begin this project.”

For less than a year, IKEA Canton will undergo phased implementation of a reconfigured Self-Serve Furniture Area, a larger ‘As-Is’ section, as well as larger and shifted customer service areas such as Furniture Pick-Up and an expanded Home Delivery area. The Exit Bistro and Swedish Food Market, however, will stay in their current locations. Ultimately, the entire warehouse area of the store will increase from 75,294 SF to 113,294 SF.

Located on approximately 30 acres along Ford Road off I-275 at Haggerty Road, the 311,000-square-foot IKEA Canton opened in June 2006. In addition to 10,000 exclusively designed items, the store presents 52 different room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 350-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates, as well as American dishes. Other family-friendly features include a Children’s IKEA area in the Showroom, baby care rooms, play areas throughout the store, and preferred parking. Also, IKEA installed Michigan’s largest solar array atop the roof of the store in 2012.

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 360 IKEA stores in 45 countries, including 40 in the U.S. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA orIKEAUSA on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest.

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