Coming soon: India's first in-mall IKEA store to open at R City mall in Mumbai
Swedish furniture retail giant, IKEA is all set to launch its second small-format store in Mumbai at the R City Mall in Ghatkopar. As per reports, in order to expand IKEA's omnichannel footprint, this new venture will be developed as IKEA's first in-mall store in India.
130-seater IKEA Restaurant at R City mall store
IKEA India claimed that the upcoming furnishing unit will improve brand accessibility for the large Mumbai population within the city, instead of a large blue-box-format store in the outskirts.
Susanne Pulverer, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA India
Sprawling over a retail area of 72000 sq ft, the in-mall R City IKEA store will feature a collection of over 7000 well-designed, economically priced and environment-friendly useful furnishing. It will also house an iconic 130-seater IKEA restaurant, that will serve both Swedish and Indian cuisines. Delicacies like Dal Makhani with Rice, Vada Pao, and Dhokla will also be served at the IKEA restaurant.
Excited about this new milestone, Susanne Pulverer, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA India says, "Mumbai is one of IKEA India's most important markets. With IKEA-R City, we will become more accessible to many more people in Mumbai with our well-designed, good quality, affordable, functional, and sustainable home furnishings range. With our second city store, we plan to strengthen our omnichannel presence in Maharashtra."
Notably, IKEA's first small-format store in Mumbai is located in Worli. A standard, big-blue box store is also operating in Navi Mumbai.