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Kingdom helps client IKEA with latest store opening

IKEA Sheffield image3 (1)Kingdom was very pleased to recently help one of their clients, the well known multinational company and world’s largest furniture retailer IKEA, with the opening of their latest store.

IKEA’s newest store in Sheffield opened its doors to the general public on Thursday 28th September 2017, with thousands of customers attending the opening evening.

Before the opening evening there was an IKEA Family preview day on Tuesday 26th September, and guided welcome tours have been given from Friday 29th September through to Sunday 8th October.

During the opening week, Kingdom provided 15 licensed staff per day, and received praise all round from IKEA regarding how well our colleagues worked to ensure a very busy week went smoothly.

The new £60million, 340,000 square feet store is the only IKEA store in the country to have a tram stop, and also has a 983 space capacity car park.

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Kingdom has provided retail security to all of IKEA’s stores in the UK (including Belfast), as well as their two distribution centres for seven years now, having first started providing security to the company in the UK in 2010. In 2014 it was announced that Kingdom would be the sole security provider to IKEA in the UK. Kingdom provides IKEA with a unique security service which has been tailored specifically to match the IKEA environment and work ethos. When Kingdom was last audited by IKEA to make sure that they were compliant with the IKEA work ethos and standards, they received high praise.

IKEA is a multinational group of companies that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, appliances and home accessories, and since January 2008 has been the world’s largest furniture retailer. The company was founded in Sweden in 1943 by the then 17-year-old Ingvar Kamprad, and the acronym IKEA stands for Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd (the name of the farm where he grew up) Agunnardyd (his home town in south Sweden).

IKEA now has around 400 stores in 49 countries. Their vision is “to create a better everyday life for the many people”, and their business idea is “to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them”.

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Kingdom is an established retail specialist with a dedicated retail division that works in partnership with some of the biggest names in retail to reduce shrinkage and provide a return on investment (ROI).

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.