It has been a long journey for IKEA for its 1st store opening at Hyderabad today(Aug 9th 2018) after 10 years of conceptualising the idea of IKEA – India.

We follow the timeline of events and the grand store opening happening at Hyderabad today.

Facts about Hyderabad store

  • Store size 400,000 square feet
  • One of the biggest stores anywhere in the world
  • Featuring 7500 products, 1000 products sold at the store are made in India #MakeInIndia
  • 1000 products in the collection costs less than 200 INR
  • Around 950 employees will be working in the store
  • 150 of the 950 employees will be assembling the furnitures
  • Restaurant can seat up-to 1000 people, making it the world’s largest IKEA eatery.
  • Samosas will cost 10 INR

Sweden to India: How a Cup of Masala Chai Fuelled IKEA’s Journey to Hyderabad!

Deccan Chronicle Coverage about IKEA Opening

The Traditional Welcome Cheer

IKEA VR Tour Autos

Ikea’s sofas, spoons in demand as 1st India store opens in Hyderabad

IKEA Catalogue India Edition

Times of India Hyderabad Edition Ad.

IKEA: The Swedish art of Indian living

IKEA’s Peter Betzel talks about the furniture brand’s vision for India and its first restaurant here

IKEA opens first India store in Hyderabad: Five challenges it will face

In pictures: Inside IKEA’s first ever store in India that has just opened in Hyderabad

Hyderabad airport: IKEA cartons announcing the opening today in a truly innovational way!!

Welcoming the 1st customers to IKEA India store

Telangana Minister for Industry & Commerce K T Rama Rao inaugurates its first store in India today along with Peter Betzel, CEO of IKEA India and Ambassador Klas Molin.


Ready to welcome the 1st guests!!!

IKEA CEO Jesper brodin and team just a few hours before the opening of the 1st IKEA store.

Ikea’s first India store is ready for customers

IKEA strives to keep prices low as it opens first store in India


Ikea Opens First India Store, Tweaking Products but Not the Vibe

Peter Betzel, the chief executive of Ikea India, addressed the store’s employees just before the first customers arrived on Saturday. “We will learn from our customers, we will learn from each other, we will be improving every day,” he said.


Ikea cafeteria workers arrange servings of gulab jamun, an Indian sweet. Other menu options include biryani, samosas and vegetarian Swedish meatballs


Ikea buys Indian rugs for sale across the world, but the selection in its Hyderabad store is much bigger.


Some of the store’s 950 employees getting ready for the opening. Ikea representatives visited about 1,000 homes in major Indian cities to understand how people lived and what they needed.



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  1. I had visited your Show room at Sunamo, Japan on 25.06.2017. I was much happy and surprised to to see such a big and comfortable shopping place and how the things are collected and kept. Especially your and bathroom sets attracted me much. Still now I am keeping with me your catalogues that I collected there. And I was longing for such a shopping mall at my country also. Now you have fulfilled my dreams. Thank you.

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