IKEA Lübeck and LUV SHOPPING are partners for the Hansa Convention

14 - 05 - 09  Press Release

300 chairs for the Lübeck salon, tableware for a brunch

Lübeck, 9 May 2014. "Lübeck undeniably unforgettable" – the new IKEA furniture store and the LUV SHOPPING shopping centre in Lübeck are partners for the 34th international Hansa Convention from 22 to 25 May 2014.

Since the middle of March, IKEA has also been at home in the Hanseatic city. "Our vision is to create a better everyday life for many people", says furniture store manager, Karin Reuchlen. "Our furniture stores bring everything for home life to a city, and have also done so here in Lübeck since 14 March." IKEA and LUV SHOPPING place high value on being good neighbours: "We have already celebrated the midsummer festivities together with the Lübeck retailers in previous years", says shopping centre manager, Tatiana Prokhorova, "and this also lines up perfectly with our involvement in the Hansa Convention."

IKEA Lübeck and LUV SHOPPING are sponsoring 300 TERJE chairs for the "Lübeck lounge". Behind this lies an initiative in which tourists visiting the Hansa Convention can be invite themselves to private homes for a coffee. The chairs subsequently remain the hosts. "In addition, we are sponsoring the tableware for a brunch on the Obertrave", says Karin Reuchlen, "and we provided the Hansa cabins, in which delegates from the other Hanseatic cities will present themselves, at an excellent price."

IKEA Deutschland

Today, IKEA is represented in Germany in 47 locations, and the 48th furniture store is currently being built in Hamburg-Altona and will open on 30 June 2014. The first IKEA furniture store was opened in Älmhult, Sweden in 1958. IKEA arrived in Germany in 1974 with the Eching furniture store near Munich. Today there are 349 IKEA furniture stores in 40 countries worldwide. 305 of these furniture stores in 26 countries are run by the IKEA Group itself. The other 43 furniture stores are operated by franchise companies outside the IKEA Group. 684 million people visited IKEA in the last financial year, including approximately 100 million in Germany. More than 135,000 employees around the world, 15,500 in Germany alone, are involved in the implementation of IKEA's business concept: "We want to offer a wide range of elegant and functional items of furniture at such favourable prices that as many people as possible can afford them."

Inter IKEA Centre Group

Since 2001, Inter IKEA Centre Group has owned, developed and managed shopping centres in partnership with IKEA furniture stores. The company has almost 30 retail sites, more than a million square metres of developed retail space and plans for more than 20 new projects in Europe and China. In all our shopping centres, there is a strong mix of tenants made of up international retailers and local brands. The IKEA furniture store expands our catchment area, making us attractive to visitors within an hour’s drive. This combination has proven to be successful for all our stakeholders, especially our customers and tenants.

Kristina Görrissen
Tel.: (0451) 29029872