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IKEA To Open First Store In Sofia

Swedish Furniture giant IKEA will open its first store in Bulgaria's capital Sofia at 10 am on the 20th September 2011. The news was announced by the Greek Company Fourlis

who own the franchise rights for Bulgaria. The store sited on the Sofia Ring road will cover 29 000 s qm and provide over 12 000 parking spaces.

The store will offer a vast selection of furnishings for home and office. During the next week thousands of the IKEA free catalogues will be distributed within the surrounding cities, in a bid to attract over 1.5 million customers inside the first year of opening.

The famous Swedish furniture store already has stores in 38 countries and is one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the world. Although in its infancy stages there are further plans for a second IKEA to open in Varna on the black sea coast.