Business news from Ukraine

NOVA POSHTA GROUP SIGNS FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH IKEA

NP Logistic, part of the Nova Poshta Group, has signed a contract on the provision of logistic services to the Swedish furniture and home accessories retailer IKEA, planning to open its first store in Ukraine in 2019.
The press service of Nova Poshta reported on Wednesday that the company will provide storage and order completion services for the first IKEA city store in Kyiv.
“We are glad that IKEA selected us. This would allow uniting prime standards of fulfillment and delivery with the furniture retail,” the co-owner of Nova Poshta, Viacheslav Klymov, said.
NP Logistic’s core business is fulfillment: storage of goods at warehouses, online order completion and delivering them to customers.
As reported, in September 2018, IKEA officially announced that the group plans to open a first city store in Ukraine in 2019 in the Ocean Mall in Kyiv.
The development of the network in Ukraine will be under the aegis of IKEA Southeast Europe, which is part of the IKEA Group (Ingka Holding B.V.). The company is engaged in retail business IKEA in Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Slovenia.
Swedish IKEA is the world’s largest retail chains for furniture and household goods with 367 stores on 30 markets.
Nova Poshta was founded in 2001. Its network has more than 2,350 depots and a fleet of more than 3,600 trucks. In 2017, more than 145 million items were delivered.

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LARGE IKEA STORES COULD BE OPENED IN KYIV IN THE FUTURE

Sweden’s IKEA company, the largest furniture and household goods retailer in the world, plans to open stores in Ukraine, including large ones (30,00 square meters) in the future shopping and entertainment centers of Mandarin Plaza, the founder of the company Vagif Aliyev has said. “We have been negotiating with H&M and with IKEA for 16 years… After [the store with an area of] 5,000 square meters [the opening in the Ocean Mall shopping center of which is scheduled for the end of 2019], we will open IKEA [stores with an area of] 30,000 square meters throughout Kyiv in our large shopping and entertainment centers,” Aliyev, who creates a network of 10 shopping and entertainment centers, said at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday.
According to him, after the construction of the Ocean Mall shopping center and the Blockbuster Mall shopping center is completed, the developer intends to start implementing the Lesnaya shopping mall (opening in 2020) and the Hippodrome (Yuzhny) shopping and entertainment center, where IKEA can also be opened.
Aliyev said that three or four stores of the Swedish retailer in his mall will have 5,000-7,000 square meters, another three – 30,000 square meters. At the same time, he said that IKEA will not be opened at the Lavina Mall shopping center and the Blockbuster Mall shopping center.
In turn, the representative of IKEA South-East Europe Vladyslav Lalich neither confirmed nor refuted the words of the developer, saying only that the company “really plans to stay in Ukraine for a long time, but develop step by step.”
“We want to combine the opening ceremony of our first IKEA store with the opening of the Ocean Mall shopping center at the end of summer next year. At the time of opening, the store will have 3,600 SKU (product names), but their number will double in half a year,” Lalich said.

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SWEDEN IKEA TO OPEN FIRST STORE IN KYIV

Sweden’s IKEA, the largest furniture and household goods retailer in the world, has officially announced the opening of a first store in Ukraine in the city store format in the shopping and entertainment center Ocean Mall in 2019. “The company will open its first store of the new city format in Kyiv in 2019. It will be one of the first IKEA city stores in the world… along with France, the U.K., Denmark, the United States and China. The store in Kyiv will be located in the shopping and entertainment center Ocean Mall,” the press service of the company said.
According to the announcement, the new format of the stores is smaller in size and located in the central part of the city to satisfy the demands of modern consumers who want to make purchases closer to home, as well as online.
“Taking into account the results of the market and consumer preferences study, our team has chosen the most favorable business model, which will enable IKEA to implement plans in Kyiv in the near future. In the new store of the city format, our buyers will get acquainted with the new IKEA approach to creating a comfortable life for as more people as possible,” IKEA Southeast Europe CEO Stefan Vanoverbeke said.
As reported, the report of the Swedish retailer for 2017 says that the company is testing a new city store format, one with a smaller area and closer to the city.
As was announced earlier, IKEA plans to open stores with an area of up to 5,000 square meters in Warsaw’s Blue City shopping and entertainment mall (Poland) and in the center of Paris (France). They will stock a smaller assortment of goods, with emphasis shifted to online commerce services.
In December 2017, IKEA announced plans to open the first facility in Kyiv within two years.
According to the press service, the development of the network in Ukraine will be under the aegis of IKEA Southeast Europe, which is part of the IKEA Group (Ingka Holding B.V.). The company is engaged in retail business IKEA in Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Slovenia. Swedish IKEA is one of the world’s largest retail chains for furniture and household goods. The owners of the IKEA Group are Ingka Holding B.V. and structures under its control.

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SWEDISH IKEA OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES HIRING CAMPAIGN FOR ITS FIRST STORE IN KYIV

Swedish company IKEA, the world’s largest retailer of furniture and household goods, has officially announced a hiring campaign for its first store in Ukraine. “The recruitment of employees in Ukraine is the next step of IKEA in the process of realizing its intention to enter the Ukrainian market. The company is recruiting staff to work in a store in Kyiv, which will become one of the world’s first IKEA stores of a new format,” IKEA told the Kyiv-based Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
The company did not say where the first store will be located, but noted that it will have a city format. “More details about the city store in Kyiv, its location, assortment of goods and benefits the company will be given out in the near future,” the company said.
As earlier reported, Ukrainian job agencies announced vacancies at IKEA’s city store in Kyiv last week.
The report of the Swedish retailer for 2017 says that the company is testing a new city store format, one with a smaller area and closer to the city.
As was announced earlier, IKEA plans to open stores with an area of up to 5,000 square meters in Warsaw’s Blue City shopping and entertainment mall (Poland) and in the center of Paris (France). They will stock a smaller assortment of goods, with emphasis shifted to online commerce services. As reported, in December 2017, IKEA announced plans to open the first facility in Kyiv within two years.
According to the press service, the development of the network in Ukraine will be under the aegis of IKEA South-Eastern Europe, which is part of the IKEA Group (Ingka Holding B.V.). The company is engaged in retail business IKEA in Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Slovenia.
Swedish IKEA is one of the world’s largest retail chains for furniture and household goods. The owners of the IKEA Group are Ingka Holding B.V. and structures under its control.

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UKRAINIAN GROUP OF COMPANIES ZAMMLER PLANS TO ATTRACT IKEA AS CUSTOMER

The Ukrainian group of companies ZAMMLER, which provides transport and warehouse logistics services, plans to participate in a tender of the Swedish furniture store chain IKEA in connection with its access to the Ukrainian market, Director of ZAMMLER Group Viktor Shevchenko has said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine. “Work on expanding the client base continues all the time. It’s probably not a secret that the well-known international brand IKEA is entering Ukraine. For logistics this is a big event and we have very ambitious plans on this matter. We intend to take part in their autumn tender for the election of a logistics operator,” he said.
ZAMMLER provides services in the field of automobile, sea, rail, air transportation, customs brokerage, as well as a full range of warehouse services.
The company includes Zammler Ukraine (Kyiv), Zammler Warehouse (Martusivka, Kyiv region), Zammler Fulfillment LLC (Krasylivka, Kyiv region), MLS Company LLC (Kharkiv), Ningbo Zammler Trading Co LTD (China), and ZAMMLER POLSKA Sp.z o.o. (Poland).

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