IKEA to reopen 19 stores across England post lockdown
IKEA is to reopen 19 stores across England from 2 December including its flagship planning studio format in London’s Tottenham Court Road.
In line with local Government guidelines, stores in Scotland and Wales and click & collect facilities will also be open. However, store restaurants in Tier 3 areas in England will remain closed although IKEA’s bistros, which operate a contact-free takeaway service, will be operating.
Peter Jelkeby, UK&IE country chief executive, said: “IKEA believes that home is the most important place in the world and this year more than ever it has played a vital role in catering to our emotional and physical needs. As we have been throughout lockdown, we remain committed to helping people to live, work and play more comfortably from home.
“We know that for many, Christmas is a special time of year, so we’re excited to re-open our doors and help our customers prepare for their much-needed celebrations.”
Meanwhile, all of IKEA’s in-home services will be operating as usual post lockdown. These include the ‘room of choice’ delivery, Task Rabbit assembly, and kitchen measuring and installation services.
The retailer has also said it will be selling Christmas trees outside of participating stores and customers purchasing a real fir tree will receive a £20 voucher to redeem across a range of homewares in the new year.
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