IKEA: Noun of Swedish origin. Acronym comprising the initials of the founder’s name (Ingvar Kamprad), the farm where he grew up (Elmtaryd), and his hometown (Agunnaryd)
Swedish furniture and house wear retailer famous for furniture requiring a single Allen Key to assemble.
Winnipeg, Manitoba definition: A four hundred thousand square foot mega-shopping destination, set to change the retail landscape in the province for decades to come.
With IKEA set to open its doors in Winnipeg tomorrow we here at Exploring Winnipeg and Beyond were treated to a special media event last night. Along with some two hundred or so representatives from television, print, internet websites and radio.
At 6:00 we all gathered in the sub-zero early evening shivering but anxious none the less to be among the first ones in Canada to see this new location. Promises of a meeting with the store general manager Stephen Bobko and a cocktail reception didn’t hurt either.