Swedish furniture retail giant plans to open a 400,000 sft store at Nagasandra which can be easily accessed through Namma Metro Rail within a year’s time and would employ over 2,500 people across various levels. Sweet news for the city residents which has one of the most interesting cosmopolitan mix of people from almost all states of the country and housing the second most number of expatriates in India after Delhi NCR.
The company’s Mobile App will meanwhile allow local residents to order and collect the orders at their doorstep starting now onwards as a precursor to the store launch which is expected around the summer of 2022. This would also allow the company to understand the choices and preferences of furniture, accessories and home improvement trends in the city which is home to one of the youngest populations of the country, thanks to its IT and ITES industry.
Indian home furnishing giants such as Home Town (Future Group) and Home Stop (Shoppers Stop) debuted their stores in Bangalore over a decade and a half back and were welcomed with a rousing reception from customers and patrons. From then till now, the number of tenements in apartments is likely to have doubled in the city which has grown its perimeter almost thrice and the city population, twice. Ikea opened its doors in India first at Hyderabad followed by Mumbai.