IKEA made a reduction of 3-5% of its employees in Russia, according to a report received by the RBC from the IKEA press service.
"As a result of the development and implementation of the new structure in the online network of IKEA in Russia, during the next two years, approximately 3-5% of positions can be eliminated," IKEA reported. They noticed that only 7.5 thousand employees around the world could fall under the reduction.
The group of Ingka companies, which owns IKEA, plans to open 30 "new points of interaction" in different countries, where 11,500 people will work. "Consumer behavior changes very quickly, and we increase investments and develop our business to respond to customer requirements in new and more efficient ways," said Ingka President and CEO Jesper Brodin.
IKEA noticed that Russia is a strategic market for the company, and Moscow is included in the list of 30 megacas for its highest level. According to the company, IKEA stores in Russia in 2018 were visited by more than 63 million people.