World´s biggest Ikea store – level 2

01-12-2021 15:00

Swedish furniture and home accessories company Ikea opened its biggest store in the world. The new store was in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and it was 68,000 square meters.

For a very long time, Ikea had a plan to open a store in the Philippines. The country has a growing economy and middle class, which means that more people will buy Ikea´s products in the future. The pandemic stopped the store´s opening, but Ikea started an online sales system which was full for the next two weeks.

Ikea has more than 460 stores in 60 countries, and it plans to grow a lot. The company wants to open several stores in Asia as well as in South America. The first store in South America will be in Chile in Santiago.

Difficult words: home accessories (things which people use to decorate their homes), economy (the business of a country), middle class (people who have good jobs, and they are not poor, but they are not very rich, either).

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