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IKEA Kobe in Japan, photo: Wikipedia/Sho Horiuchi

After opening its first pick-up and ordering point in Phuket, Thailand.

Ikea, the world’s largest furniture retailer, which is known for designing and selling modern ready-to-assemble furniture (such as bed, chairs and desk) could be opening soon in Manila.

Mike King, their retail manager in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, told The Nation that if they could find a business partner and a good location in Vietnam and the Philippines it would open up to serve 24 million customers in Manila.

If it happens, it will also create job opportunities to many Filipinos.

“The two new branches will possibly be erected within five years,” he told The Nation.

King said “there was plenty of space for the home-furnishing market in this region. Therefore, Ikea plans to open a new outlet every year from now on.” reports said.

See also: Japanese firm picks Philippines instead of China over investments

Aside from furniture, Ikea is also selling appliances, small motor vehicles and home accessories.

IKEA owns and operates 373 stores in 47 countries as of 2015. -John Esconde