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IKEA Hyderabad store would provide 1,000 direct and 1,500 indirect jobs, and 50% of the employees would be women. Photo: Kumar/Mint
IKEA Hyderabad store would provide 1,000 direct and 1,500 indirect jobs, and 50% of the employees would be women. Photo: Kumar/Mint

IKEA postpones launch of first India store at Hyderabad

IKEA says it has postponed the dates of opening its first India store at Hyderabad by 20 days to 9 August as its needs some more time to fulfil quality commitments

New Delhi: Swedish furniture major IKEA has postponed the dates of opening its first store at Hyderabad by almost 20 days to 9 August as its needs some more time to fulfil quality commitments.

The company was scheduled to open its first store in India next week on 19 July.

“IKEA Retail India decided to move the date as it needs some more time to live up to its expected quality commitments towards customers and coworkers," said IKEA in a statement.

According to the company, its main priority is to create an inspiring and safe experience for both customers and coworkers.

“Opening the first Indian IKEA store in Hyderabad means a lot to IKEA and we want to offer the best possible meeting with IKEA for the many Indian customers," said IKEA Retail India CEO Peter Betzel.

IKEA’s Hyderabad store has come up with an investment of 1,000 crore. This would provide 1,000 direct and 1,500 indirect jobs at the store, and 50% of the employees would be women.

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