Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
various locations across the country
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.59 - Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 April 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


Swedish furniture retail chain Ikea is to open new stores in Italy, at first in Cagliari (Sardinia) and Rome (Lazio), envisaging 1,000 new hirings by the end of 2018.

The company's turnover in Italy increased by 5.5% in 2015 in Italy and the net profit reached about €10 million. This positive performance on the Italian market triggered the decision to increase the number of stores in Italy. In addition, the company will introduce 'pick up points' in city centres for goods ordered online, thus saving on shipping costs. 


  • 17 March 2016: Il corriere della sera
  • 11 April 2016: La Repubblica


Eurofound (2016), Ikea, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 87269, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87269.