IKEA allowed the reduction of 3-5% of its employees in Russia, according to the IKEA press service at RBC.
"As a result of the development and implementation of the new structure in the IKEA retail network in Russia over the next two years, about 3-5% of the positions can be eliminated," IKEA reported. They pointed out that only 7.5 thousand employees around the world could fall below the reduction.
The Inka Group, which owns IKEA, plans to open 30 "new interaction points" in different countries, where 11,500 people will work. "Consumer behavior is changing very fast, and we are increasing investment and business development in order to respond to customers' demands in new and more efficient ways," said Ingers President and CEO, Jesper Brodin.
IKEA noted that Russia is a strategically important market for the company, and Moscow is included in the list of 30 megawatts of highest priority for it. According to the company, IKEA stores in Russia in 2018 visited more than 63 million people.