IKEA Canada has begun laying the foundation for its upcoming Quebec City store slated to open in the summer of 2018 after Halifax this year.
IKEA Canada has broken ground on its new store in Quebec City. Set to open in the summer of 2018, the outlet is situated southwest of the Charest and Duplessis highway interchange, at the intersection of Rue Mendel and Avenue Blaise Pascal, and will take about 16 months to complete.
At approximately 340,000 square feet, the upcoming retail location will serve as a family destination offering a wide range of supplies to include 9,500 products, room sets, a restaurant, and supervised play facility for children. Key services will entail home delivery, assembly, and returns.
Jobs will be available in sales, dining, interior design, human resources, logistics, operations, and more. The Quebec City store will maintain a keen focus on energy and waste avoidance, with waste management equipment installed to maximise material recycling and diversion from landfill.
Operating in a sustainable manner, it will also provide inspiration and solutions designed to enable its customers to live a more sustainable life at home. For example, shoppers will find solutions that will help them reduce and sort waste, save water and energy, and encourage healthier living.
The branch is the second to be announced as part of the lifestyle chain’s ambition to double its number of stores from 12 to 24 as well as become more accessible to Canadians. The first store to open as part of the coast-to-coast expansion plan is IKEA Halifax, set to launch later in the year.
“Quebec City residents have shown great support for the brand since the Pick-up and Order point opened. Now we want to amplify the customer experience here and ensure it’s a fun day out for the whole family,” said Annika Lenoir, the newly appointed Store Manager at IKEA Quebec City.