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Ikea stores usually come in one ginormous size, but it's not exactly a sustainable business model for smaller towns that don't have the space or the customer base to support the cavernous stores. According to Consumerist, Ikea has realized that and is now testing out smaller store sizes in Canada, possibly with the intent to expand the idea into other areas if all goes well.
The new, mini stores will be about 20,000 square feet, which Consumerist compares to the average size of an H&M store. It's also about one-twelfth the size of the smallest regular Ikea store, and, because of the size constraints, it doesn't have nearly the same number of furniture and accessory displays.
"If we see that it is a good thing, we will roll it out [elsewhere]," Ikea executive Stefan Sjöstrand told the Toronto Star. "If it's not working, then we will have to try something else."