The Swedish side is ready for heavy fines, but has not closed all stores at once.
IKEA informs Russian shopping center owners that it intends to terminate contracts with them earlier than expected. Recall that the management of the Swedish furniture company announced that it is reducing its activities in the Russian Federation.
Now, according to “Vedomosti”, the furniture chain will be closed. Almost all tenants of the brand have received messages about the termination of rental contracts.
At the same time, the contract is unilaterally terminated, the publication's sources specify, which means that the party Swedish is ready for large fines.
Only in Moscow, IKEA was represented in ten local shopping centers. On request “Vedomosti” in one they said they really got a letter.
In another, they denied the information, explaining that, most likely, the closing process will take some time and will not be simultaneous. Or we are talking about some kind of priorities in reducing activity, which allows us to keep some stores for the time being.
According to the publication, the Swedish company has 26 stores of various forms in 12 Russian colonies, work in them stopped on March 4.
The fact that the retail business is closing has not been officially confirmed by IKEA, stating that such a decision “is on hold”.
Recall, as Topnews wrote, his departure from the Russian segment of the company, the Swedish side announced on June 15 . It was announced that production would be stopped at four Russian factories and their sale.
Unsold items were to be sold to employees and customers of the company.
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