IKEA Las Vegas Opens in Clark County with Jobs, Sustainability, Swedish Furnishings, Design Inspirations, Meatballs, and More

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LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today opened the
doors of its Las Vegas store to customers at 9 a.m. PDT. The 351,000
square-foot IKEA Las Vegas is located on 26 acres along the northern
side of the 215 Beltway at S. Durango Drive, near Sunset Road in Clark
County. It is the Swedish company’s first store and restaurant
destination in Nevada, 42nd in the United States, and 385th
worldwide. The store employs approximately 300 coworkers and features
10,000 exclusively-designed items, a 450-seat IKEA Restaurant, 43
inspirational room settings, three model home interiors, a supervised
children’s play area and approximately 1,300 parking spaces. Reflecting
the company’s renewable energy presence at 90% of its U.S. locations,
IKEA installed Nevada’s largest single-use retail rooftop solar array
atop the IKEA Las Vegas. The store also is the second U.S. IKEA store to
open with only LED lighting for sale, and for use inside and outside the
building.


“We are excited to bring the unique IKEA family-friendly shopping
experience and affordable home furnishings of good design to Southern
Nevada and beyond,” said Amy Jensen, store manager. “The enthusiasm of
coworkers about this big day and the warm reception from the community
are translating into excitement and a great shopping event for our
customers.”

Before the doors opened, Jensen welcomed the community with a
traditional Swedish log-sawing ceremony, bringing good luck to the new
store and its guests. In addition to brief remarks by Clark County
Commissioner Susan Brager, Deputy Chief of Mission for the Swedish
Embassy Göran Lithell, and IKEA U.S. president Lars Petersson, Jensen
was joined by State Senator Becky Harris who raised the U.S. flag,
Honorary Swedish Consul for Las Vegas Lena Walther who raised the
Swedish flag, and Assemblyman David Gardner who raised the Nevada flag.
Individual store coworkers sang the respective American and Swedish
national anthems and “America the Beautiful,” and a sign language
interpreter accompanied opening remarks.

Beginning with today’s opening and through Sunday, May 22, IKEA Las
Vegas will recognize loyal, enthusiastic customers by giving away
thousands of dollars in gift cards and merchandise.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

  • Rest Assured – The first 42 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Las
    Vegas on May 18, 2016 are receiving a free EKTORP three-seat sofa,
    honoring our 42nd U.S. store.
  • Take a Seat (And We Mean Take It!) – The next 100 adults (18 &
    older) in IKEA Las Vegas on May 18, 2016 are receiving a free POÄNG
    armchair.
  • For the (Truly) Young at Heart – The first 100 children (17 &
    younger) in IKEA Las Vegas on May 18, 2016 are receiving a free FAMNIG
    heart-shaped soft toy.
  • Pick a Card, Any Card – The first 2,500 adults (18 & older) in
    IKEA Las Vegas on May 18, 2016 are receiving a random prize envelope
    with IKEA Gift Cards ranging from $10 to $250, or a “Buy One, Get One
    Free” cinnamon bun, hotdog or soft-serve frozen yogurt voucher.
  • Happy Birthday to You and Us – The first 100 adults (18 &
    older) bringing proof to IKEA Las Vegas on May 18, 2016 that their
    birthday is the same as the store’s can receive a gift card in the
    amount of $42, a tie-in corresponding to IKEA Las Vegas as the 42nd
    IKEA store in the U.S.
  • Enter our Home, Enter to Win – From May 18 through May 22,
    2016, visitors to IKEA Las Vegas may enter a drawing to win one of ten
    $1,000 IKEA Gift Cards through the IKEA FAMILY loyalty program. IKEA
    is matching the prizes (a total of $10,000) with a donation to
    After-School All-Stars, a local organization building the confidence
    and self-esteem of at-risk youth.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

  • Sleep Like Royalty – The first 42 adults (18 & older) in IKEA
    Las Vegas on Thursday, May 19, 2016 will receive a free queen-sized
    HAUGESUND mattress.
  • Take it Easy – The next 100 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Las
    Vegas on Thursday, May 19, 2016 will receive free warehouse picking
    and Zone 1 home delivery for purchases on that day.

Friday, May 20, 2016

  • Meatballs for a Year – The first 42 adults (one per immediate
    family) in IKEA Las Vegas on Friday, May 20, 2016 will receive a
    voucher for a monthly meatball meal for a family of four at IKEA Las
    Vegas’ Restaurant through next year, expiring on May 19, 2017.
  • It’s in the Bag! – The next 100 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Las
    Vegas on Friday, May 20, 2016 will receive freezer bags filled with
    five different Swedish meals, complete with beverages and desserts,
    from the store’s Swedish Food Market.
  • A Cold Sweet-ish Treat – The first 100 children (17 & under) in
    IKEA Las Vegas on Friday, May 20, 2016 will receive a voucher for a
    soft-serve frozen yogurt available that day at IKEA Las Vegas’ Exit
    Bistro.

Wednesday, May 18 – Sunday, May 22, 2016

  • Play Big If You’re Little – Balloon artists, entertainment and
    face-painting will enhance the family-friendly fun at IKEA Las Vegas
    from May 18 through May 22, 2016.

ADDITIONAL OFFERS AT IKEA LAS VEGAS

IKEA Las Vegas is a fun day out for the family with:

  • Småland, a supervised children’s play area (for children 37”-54” in
    height) that replicates the look of a typical Swedish farmhouse and
    forest;
  • Additional play areas throughout the store, offering activities for
    kids shopping with parents;
  • A “Children’s IKEA” area in the Showroom that also offers fun,
    interactive play; and
  • Attention-to-detail amenities such as family-friendly parking,
    strollers and baby care rooms.

No shopping on an empty stomach at IKEA Las Vegas because:

  • The IKEA Restaurant opens 30 minutes earlier than the store for a full
    hot breakfast, including scrambled eggs, potatoes and turkey sausage
    for only $1.00.
  • The 450-seat restaurant also offers a diverse menu featuring lunch,
    dinner, snacks and dessert, including Swedish specialties such as the
    popular IKEA Swedish meatballs (as well as chicken or veggie
    versions), seafood plates, pasta, chicken, salads, sandwiches, and
    vegetarian dishes too.
  • Menu choices for kids include a child’s portion of Swedish meatballs,
    chicken fingers or macaroni and cheese, while baby food and bibs are
    available for even younger visitors.
  • The Exit Bistro serves hot dogs, pizza, cinnamon buns, frozen yogurt,
    sundaes and beverages.
  • The Swedish Food Market offers Swedish delicacies, snacks and treats,
    and frozen Swedish meatballs (the same ones available in the
    Restaurant) to purchase and then prepare at home.

IKEA Las Vegas shopping conveniences include:

  • Free design appointments with a furnishings consultant;
  • IKEA catalogs, measuring tape, pencils, store maps, yellow shopping
    bags and 3 types of carts;
  • Same-day shopping satisfaction with products in easy-to-transport
    flat-pack boxes that benefit the customer and the environment;
  • 24 checkout lanes to ensure efficient customer purchasing;
  • Warehouse picking, home-delivery, assembly, and kitchen planning and
    installation services; and
  • 2016 IKEA Catalogs, focused on how food-related activities help bring
    people together through everyday life in and around the kitchen.

With IKEA Las Vegas now open, there are 385 IKEA stores in 48 countries,
including 42 in the U.S. 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. IKEA has been included in
rankings of “Best Companies to Work For” and, as further investment in
its coworkers, has raised its own minimum wage twice in two years. IKEA
incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports
initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more
information see IKEA-USA.com,
@IKEAUSA,
@IKEAUSANews,
or IKEAUSA on Facebook,
YouTube,
Instagram
and Pinterest.

Contacts

IKEA
Joseph Roth, Expansion Public Affairs
(610) 834-0180,
x6500
or
Kate Mitchell, Burson-Marsteller
(312) 596-3526;
cell: (646) 204-7521