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03rd Aug 2023

Ikea to open 21 new pick-up points across Ireland and considers second physical store

Fiona Frawley

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You won’t need to head to Dublin for your Malm or Billy Bookcase in future.

Ikea is considering opening more than 20 new pick-up points across the country as part of a reshaping of its Irish model, according to the Irish Independent.

The publication has also reported that Ikea bosses are considering opening a second large physical store in Ireland, as the existing location in Ballymun is the retailer’s top performing store across nearly 400 locations.

via ikea.com/ie

In a deal with Tesco Ireland, Ikea are set to launch three new pick-up points in Tesco stores across Youghal in Cork, Newcastle West in Limerick, and Ballinasloe in Galway. These pick-up points will open this Friday, 4th August, and be located in the supermarket’s car parks. The launch follows a successful pilot run of pick-up locations in Mitchelstown in Cork, Drogheda in Louth and Nass in Kildare, which opened in May.

As part of a gradual rollout, Ikea hopes to see three further pick-up sites go live in the coming weeks in Tesco Tramore in Waterford, Clonmel in Tipperary and Distillery Road in Wexford.

A collection fee of €15 will apply for orders under €200, with no fee for orders above this price.

Further expansion

Speaking to The Independent, market manager for Ikea Ireland Martyn Allan said the retailer is eyeing up many more potential pick-up sites across the country.

“Over the next year we will continue looking for new planning and order points. Not all sites are suitable (but) we’ve identified further opportunities and we’re in discussions with Tesco Ireland.”

Allan also spoke about his “wish” for second physical store here, divulging:

“It’s a wish I have for Ireland. Ikea needs to look closely at big units as they are expensive to build, especially with land costs. We believe the Irish economy is on the up and the opportunities are growing for us.”

Header image via ikea.com/ie

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