JYSK Unveils New Canadian Flagship

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Danish home furnishings retailer JYSK opened its 2nd location in Coquitlam, BC, last week. It’s not just any store, however — the 40,000 square foot retail space is the chain’s Canadian flagship, with the company’s Canadian headquarters also being in British Columbia. 

The new store is located at 15 King Edward Street at United Boulevard, and employs 40 staff. It’s also JYSK’s 62nd Canadian store location, as the retailer continues to rapidly expand across Canada. 

Special guests at the opening included Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, Special Olympics Athlete Ariel Taylor, and JYSK CEO Ludvik Kristjansson. 

  (Special Olympics Athlete Ariel Taylor and Coquitlam Mayor  Richard Stewart  at Grand Opening. Credit: JYSK Twitter)

(Special Olympics Athlete Ariel Taylor and Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart at Grand Opening. Credit: JYSK Twitter)

  (Click for Interactive Google Map) 

(Click for Interactive Google Map) 

 (Lineup for the store's opening on Thursday of last week) 

(Lineup for the store's opening on Thursday of last week) 

  (Inside the new Coquitlam Flagship) 

(Inside the new Coquitlam Flagship) 

JYSK will open its 63rd Canadian store at Shoppers World in Brampton, Ontario, on December 2. In a recent interview, JYSK’s Director of Marketing, Lynne Williams, said that the retailer will continue with plans to open between five and 10 Canadian stores annually. 

JYSK has also been renovating selected Canadian stores in order to highlight its new store concept. JYSK’s primary store format is 30,000 square feet+, though some locations can be smaller or larger. Larger stores are able to accommodate an expanded Scandinavian furniture selection.

JYSK celebrated 20 years in Canada last year, and it will continue to grow in various markets. Terry Addington (416) 809-7844), Director of Real Estate JYSK Canada, is a real estate contact. 

JYSK was founded in Aarhaus, Denmark in April of 1979, and is now the largest Danish retailer operating internationally. The company operates 2,547 store locations in 48 countries. It sells household goods such as mattresses, furniture and interior decor, duvets and pillows, and also features seasonal furniture offerings.

 (Above and below: Virgin Radio was at the opening, checking out new product) 

(Above and below: Virgin Radio was at the opening, checking out new product) 

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