The city centre store that Ikea had announced last year, has finally opened its doors in Vienna yesterday. The sustainable store has no car park and focuses on smaller items.
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Monop', Groupe Casino's convenience formula, has opened a 'phygital' city store of the latest generation in Paris: it combines sustainability, food service, e-commerce and remarkable services with an unmanned area that remains open 24/7.
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A public rooftop garden, 250 trees, 1,450 sq m of solar panels and parking spaces for over 760 bicycles: these are the most striking features of the new, innovative Ikea city store opening in 2023 in the centre of Copenhagen.
Ikea is building a new, green city store in Vienna: there will be no parking, but the seven-storey building will have green balustrades and roofs with no less than 160 trees.
Barely a week after launching a new concept store in Brussels, Carrefour Belgium is at it again with a new city centre concept. Carrefour City hopes to lure in urban customers with organic food, private labels, a sustainable setting and a Carrefour Café.
Furniture chain Ikea wants to open a small city store in Brussels city centre, Ingka Group CEO Jesper Brodin says. However, the retailer wants to test first which concepts would work best in such a store.
In order to better meet the expectations of online shoppers, Ikea is changing its store policy. A new type of inner city shops should become the 'missing link' between its usual large department stores and the web shop.