IKEA opens its second Irish outlet in Dublin

The Order and Collection Point is its first expansion since 2009

IKEA opens its second Irish outlet in Dublin

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Home furnishing company IKEA has opened its second outlet in the Irish capital.

The Order and Collection Point marks its first expansion in the Irish market since the opening of the Ballymun store in 2009.

The new outlet is located at The Park Carrickmines in Dublin 18.

Smaller than a traditional store and not carrying the full product range, it acts primarily as a planning studio.

But a small range of products will be available, along with a café juice bar at the new outlet.

The company says it allows customers order more complex purchases such as kitchens, wardrobes and sofas.

IKEA Ireland market manager, Marsha Smith said: "This is a completely new shopping concept for IKEA in Ireland and I’m sure that new and existing customers will really benefit from the increased convenience that the Order and Collection Point offers.

"The new format really allows customers the time, support and assistance to plan bigger purchases such as their dream kitchen or bedroom. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback over the last number of months so we expect the first few weeks will be busy."

It comes as Ikea reported a full-year global sale-bounce of 7.1% - with revenues growing to €34.2bn during the 12 months to August.