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Iconic Blue Panels Shape Exterior of Future IKEA Norfolk as Construction Progresses on Second Virginia Store to Open Spring 2019

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IKEA, the world's leading home furnishings retailer, today announced
that installation of the iconic blue composite panels has begun on the
future IKEA Norfolk store. Installation of blue panels marks a
significant construction milestone and brings the store closer to its
Spring 2019 opening date.

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Iconic Blue Panels Shape Exterior of Future IKEA Norfolk as Construction Progresses on Second Virgin ...

Iconic Blue Panels Shape Exterior of Future IKEA Norfolk as Construction Progresses on Second Virginia Store to Open Spring 2019 (Photo: Business Wire)

The future 331,000-square-foot IKEA Norfolk store will be the 50th
store to open in the U.S., and will be built on 19 acres on the
northwestern corner of Interstate 64 and Northampton Boulevard. Store
plans reflect the same unique architectural design for which IKEA stores
are known worldwide, with Tribble & Stephens Construction contracted to
build the project. Until the store opens, customers can shop at IKEA
stores in Woodbridge, VA and Charlotte, NC or online at IKEA-USA.com.

"With IKEA Norfolk taking shape because of the installation of the
iconic blue paneling, we are on track for a grand opening next spring,"
said Lars Petersson, IKEA U.S. president. "Knowing there are many
customers in the area excited for the opening, we look forward to seeing
the progress of the building's interior and its transformation into the
classic IKEA store we all know and love."

IKEA Norfolk will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50
inspirational room settings, three model home interiors, a supervised
children's play area and a 450-seat restaurant serving traditional
Swedish and American fare including IKEA's popular meatballs. IKEA also
will evaluate potential on-site power generation to complement its
current U.S. goal of a renewable energy presence at nearly 90% of its
U.S. locations.

IKEA Norfolk will provide annual sales and property tax revenue for
local governments and schools. In addition to the more than 500 jobs
that are expected during the construction phase, approximately 250
coworkers will join the IKEA family when the new store opens.

About IKEA

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of
good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can
afford them. There are currently 419 IKEA stores in 49 countries,
including 48 in the U.S. IKEA has been included in rankings of "Best
Companies to Work For" and strives to be an employer of choice. IKEA
incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports
initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more
information see IKEA-USA.com,
@IKEAUSA,
@IKEAUSANews,
or IKEAUSA on Facebook,
YouTube,
Instagram
and Pinterest.

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