Business expansion
Continente; Norte; Grande Porto
Location of affected unit(s)
Vila Nova de Gaia
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

350 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 July 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is to open a new store in Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal) where 350 jobs will be created. The store in Gaia will attract an investment of EUR 80mn and will create 350 jobs.

In the near future the company will be focused on the opening of seven Ikea stores, three of which in greater metropolitan area of Lisbon, two in greater Porto, one in the Southern region and another one in Central Portugal, shopping malls and one retail park Ikea Centre Group and finally three plants Swedwood Portugal, located in Pacos de Ferreira.


  • 17 July 2011: Diário Económico


Eurofound (2011), IKEA, Business expansion in Portugal, factsheet number 72487, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72487.