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#41 G-Man

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 09:01 PM

People take the ferry and go to Richmond all the time so I would say yes.

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#42 Bingo

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 09:14 PM

^ I think it's because IKEA considers their outlets part store, part amusement park and they are dependent on the excitement caused by big crowds.

 

The amusement IKEA style is like the McTavish Interchange.

People complain about how awkward it is but once you've done it a few times you're an expert. 

If you know the layout you just deak through the shortcuts, and if you know what your looking for you go in the back door to the warehouse and grab it off the shelf, and then spend an hour trying to find your car. 


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#43 lanforod

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 02:20 PM

The island as a whole has a population of 800k I would think Duncan would be a better location but could see it in Langford too. There was a time that Nanaimo got stores first due to location but I think that ended about a decade ago.

 

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#44 G-Man

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 04:54 PM

I think that they were trying to be close to their customer base.

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 04:58 PM

No kidding.
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#46 LJ

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 06:47 PM

RFS, on 07 Nov 2015 - 9:53 PM, said:

Would anyone north or west of nanaimo really make the drive all the way down to Victoria for Ikea? Through the Malahat and all.

I wouldn't cross the street to go to IKEA.


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#47 Mike K.

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 11:39 AM

Today only, free shipping to Vancouver Island as part of Ikea's Cyber Monday promotion.


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#48 Jill

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 12:34 PM

If you spend more than $350.



#49 Szeven

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 12:34 PM

Today only, free shipping to Vancouver Island as part of Ikea's Cyber Monday promotion.

If you spend $350? What is that, an entire kitchen at IKEA?



#50 Mike K.

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 12:52 PM

Spending $350 in Ikea just happens. Last time I went in there I didn't come out until I reached $1,350.


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#51 Chef-eth

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 02:14 AM

Ikea...

   this is a Swedish word for out of stock isn't it?  :lol:



#52 nagel

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 07:27 AM

I think the Halifax expansion is good news for Ikea potentially coming here as well.  Moderately similar metro population size.



#53 Mike K.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 07:55 AM

Well, it certainly defies their hard stance on a metro, not a wide catchment area, but a metro having a pop of at least 700k.

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#54 lanforod

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 08:57 AM

Yes. Halifax has got to be one of the closest comparisons to Victoria in the country.



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 08:57 AM

With today's announcement, the Victoria census metropolitan area is the only of the 16 largest CMAs in Canada without an annouced full-sized store or pick-up point. The top 16 is the cut off for CMAs with a population north of 300,000, although you would likely see an IKEA dropped into Saskatchewan (both Regina and Saskatoon have CMAs sub 300k). It's clearly inevitable at this point, especially with Ikea's goal to double their full sized store count by 2026.

 

Halifax is the first named of the anticipated 12 expansion full-sized stores by 2026. Your best guess as to where the other 11 might fit in to this picture, but I would be shocked after today's announcement if the Island isn't on that list.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 08:59 AM

what about this

Ikea's chief sustainability officer has said that we may be reaching "peak home furnishings," despite being part of the world's largest furniture manufacturer.

Steve Howard, Ikea Group's head of sustainability, was at a Guardian Sustainable Business debate when he suggested that people may be done with buying new things.

"In the West, we've probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil. I'd say we've hit peak red meat, peak sugar, you know, peak home furnishings," he said.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...stuff-1.3408824

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 11:44 AM

IKEA came to Halifax when I was living there late 70s. It was in an industrial park in Dartmouth, a little like the westshore except you had to cross a bridge. We bought stuff but not enough to keep IKEA there and they pulled out after about 5 years.
Halifax and Victoria have quite a few similarities. Metro population about 350K, prov leg downtown, naval presence, central core on a peninsula, Northwest Arm= the Gorge, significant tourism and tech sectors.
Both are very liveable but Victoria's weather is much better.
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#58 Mike K.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 11:51 AM

We also have a catchment of 700k+ people within a 4 hour drive. The Maritimes are much, much more spread out than us.

This could get interesting especially with theie announcement that they're keen to open smaller stores.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 12:13 PM

We also have a catchment of 700k+ people within a 4 hour drive. The Maritimes are much, much more spread out than us.

This could get interesting especially with theie announcement that they're keen to open smaller stores.

I think they have a much higher 4 hour figure than us given almost the entire province of NS, most of PEI, and Moncton, St. John and Fredericton are within their 4 hour band.



#60 Mike K.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 01:58 PM

Technically we have 7.3 million people living within a 150km radius of Victoria  :cop:


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