Contacts

For all media enquiries please contact hej.newzealand.nz@ikea.com

Press Releases

Media Release – IKEA to open Auckland store [pdf]
Media Release – New Zealand Life at Home [pdf]

Q & A

Where will the first store in New Zealand be?

The first IKEA store to open in New Zealand will be in the Auckland area. Online shopping will also be available when this store opens so IKEA can be accessible to the many New Zealanders.

Prior to our first store opening, we will open a smaller pop-up store so consumers can get a taste of what’s to come.

Planning is underway for a location of the store and pop-up store. More information will be shared when we have more concrete plans.

When is it planned to open?

The full IKEA shopping experience – with a physical store and online offer – will open in the next few years.

Prior to our first store opening, we will open a smaller pop-up store so consumers can get a taste of what’s to come.

Information on exact timing will be shared when our plans are more concrete.

How big is the store?

That is still under development, to give you some idea of the size of the store, a standard IKEA store is 30, 000 sqm2

Will you be rolling out the small format stores in the future?

Our plan is to first provide New Zealanders with the full IKEA shopping experience of an IKEA store and e-commerce. When we have that, we’ll continue to explore opportunities in the New Zealand market.

Will New Zealand get the whole range?

IKEA has developed a very wide range over 75 years of more than 7000 mandatory products designed for all areas of the home. This range will be available to all customers in New Zealand when our flagship store opens.

When are you hiring and what roles are available?

Hundreds staff are needed across all areas of the store, including the furniture showroom, check-outs, sales, IKEA restaurant, children’s play areas, the warehouse, as well as positions in interior design, visual merchandising and management. Recruitment dates will be announced closer to the time.

How many new jobs will be created in New Zealand?

Hundreds of jobs will be created with IKEA in New Zealand, both directly and indirectly. We won’t be recruiting immediately, however, if you are interested in a career with IKEA, more information can be found online.