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Ikea’s newest store in Australia is a fraction of the size. Here’s why

 Swedish furniture giant Ikea is launching its first Plan and Order store in Australia later this month. The small-format space aims to create a more intimate experience for customers looking to renovate or upgrade their homes. Located in Melbourne’s Highpoint Shopping Centre, the new store will be approximately 300sqm, a fraction of the size of the typical Ikea store, which is usually around 25,000sqm. It won’t hold any stock on premise. Instead, customers will book in time with an Ike