Business expansion
Méditerranée; Provence-Alpes-Côte d\'Azur; Bouches-du-Rhône
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.5 - Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 October 2007
Employment effect (start)
31 August 2010
Foreseen end date
31 December 2010


Ikea, the Swedish manufacturer of furniture, has announced that it is to create 500 new jobs in Fos-sur-Mer with the development of a new logistical centre. The jobs are expected to be created between August and December 2010, and the development of the new site will involve an investment of 140 million EUR. The site is due to become operational by the end of 2010, and the construction of the site will begin by the end of 2007. The announcement of the job creation follows Ikea being given permission to develop the site by environmental protection body CNPN. Ikea had previously amended its plan for its development in the area in response to criticism from environmental organisations.


  • 23 October 2007: Les Echos


Eurofound (2007), Ikea, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 65946, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65946.