OAK CREEK, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that its future Milwaukee-area store will open at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. IKEA Oak Creek will be the Swedish company’s first store in Wisconsin, and the 48th in the United States. Previously, customers had to travel to the Bolingbrook or Schaumburg stores in Illinois or to the Bloomington store in Minnesota.
Customers can begin lining up at the store at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16 and soon will be able to learn more about the grand opening plans and promotions at IKEA-USA.com/OakCreek or by joining the free IKEA Family loyalty program.
“We are thrilled by the construction progress to date, and believe we can complete the remaining milestones and interior build-up by May. Besides furnishing our store, we are also focused on recruiting and training all of our coworkers joining the IKEA family,” noted Samantha Gravina, store manager. “We look forward to introducing customers here in Wisconsin to the IKEA experience and a whole new way of shopping.”
The 293,000 square-foot store will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, three model home interiors, 50 inspirational room settings, family-friendly play areas throughout the store and a supervised children’s play area. This store will also be home to IKEA’s popular restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries, traditional desserts and American dishes such as chicken fingers, pasta, soup and salad.
In addition to the more than 500 construction jobs that were created, approximately 300 coworkers will have joined the IKEA family when the new store opens. Diverse positions are still available in sales, customer service, goods flow, receiving, warehouse and stock replenishment. Interested candidates are invited to visit the IKEA U.S. careers site at seeacareerwithus.com.
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 414 IKEA stores in 49 countries, including 47 in the United States. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.