Ikea has (re)opened its largest North American store in suburban Montreal. The store is huge, and is now one of the largest stores in Canada. It represents a trend of Ikea stores expanding amid Canadian sales success.
The 470,000 square foot Ikea store expanded from its original size of about 237,000 square feet. It is located in Ville St. Laurent. The store's warehouse is about twice as large as its previous one, carrying about twice as much product.
The new store includes over 1,400 parking spaces, a 600-seat restaurant, and 48 cash lanes.
Few Canadian stores are larger than this Ikea store. Larger Canadian stores include Hudson's Bay locations in downtown Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as Sears' current store location at the Toronto Eaton Centre.
Ikea has 12 Canadian stores. In total, it has 342 stores in 42 countries
Source: Samson Yuen, who provided us with this article.
[Ikea Canada website]