Business expansion
Latvija; Pieriga;
Location of affected unit(s)
Stopiņu novads
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

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2018
Foreseen end date
1 September 2018


The Swedish furniture and household goods company IKEA plans to open a store in Stopini, around eight kilometers east from Riga. The store will open in fall 2018, and will create 300–400 new jobs.

In March 2017, IKEA started to build the company's management team for the operation in Latvia with an announcement of 13 new jobs. According to the jobs portal cv.lv, eight job advertisements were published on the portal on 28 December 2017. The company is looking for several department heads, warehouse workers, supply and maintenance managers, IT specialists, carpenters and others. IKEA plans to invest EUR 60 million in the store.

On 31 January 2017 the representative of IKEA and the mayor of Riga signed an agreement on planned support by the local authority for the launch of the first IKEA store in Latvia, which involves adjustments to transport infrastructure.


  • 2 January 2018: The Baltic Course
  • 31 January 2017: The Baltic Course


Eurofound (2018), IKEA, Business expansion in Latvia, factsheet number 92945, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92945.