Swedish furniture group Ikea is set to open its first store in Slovenia in Ljubljana today. To ensure a safe shopping experience and avert long queues in front of the store, Ikea has mandated advanced bookings for in-person shopping in the first weeks following the opening. The number of visitors is capped at 700 with Ikea estimating that they will spend roughly two hours on average browsing around the store.
The store spans over 31,000 square metres, including some 22,000 square metres of the shopping area.
The Swedish furniture giant had initially planned the opening for the end of 2020, however the date has been pushed to 25 February due to COVID-19. After the epidemiological situation improves, the Ljubljana store is expected to attract some 2 million visitors per year.
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