Kyiv will become one of the first cities in the world, along with Paris, London, New York, Shanghai and Copenhagen, where IKEA will open a store of the new city format. IKEA introduced this format in 2018 as an alternative to traditional hypermarkets. Thanks to the location of outlets in the central part of the city, IKEA creates more comfortable conditions and becomes closer to its customers.
With IKEA entering the Ukrainian market, many Ukrainians will obtain access to high-quality and functional products for the home at affordable prices, which will significantly improve the comfort of living conditions. It will also contribute to the development and use of the best principles of corporate governance in Ukraine. IKEA is known worldwide for its corporate culture, in the center of which is a person.
Earlier, on the instructions of Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, an interagency working group was established to step up the implementation of IKEA plans in Ukraine. The working group is headed by Stepan Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. The Acting Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Government Commissioner for Investments Oksana Markarova and UkraineInvest coordinate its work. The state authorities involved in the interagency working group and UkraineInvest will continue to provide effective assistance to the Swedish company.
"Over the past two years, the Government has been successfully implementing the necessary reforms, including deregulation reform, improving the business and investment climate, and enhancing the efficiency of public services. IKEA’s decision to enter Ukraine is a confirmation of our success, but we must not stop there. The ultimate goal is to improve the living conditions of Ukrainians, that is why the access to high-quality products of IKEA at such affordable prices is incredibly important for us", the Prime Minister stressed.