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IKEA to tap Pinoy farmers’ products for upcoming Manila restaurant

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Jul. 14, 19 | 9:04 am

Furniture maker company IKEA has revealed its plan to tap Filipino farmers and their products ahead of the opening of their restaurant in Manila.

IKEA’s Southeast Asia development manager George Platzer told ABS-CBN news that they are in talks with farmers from Baguio and Southern Luzon to supply the restaurant next year.

The restaurant is set to open at the Mall of Asia Arena complex.

However, the company also revealed that it will not source materials for its furniture business in the country.

The company said they are still unsure if local resources can meet global standards of IKEA for its furniture business.

“In the beginning, I don’t think we’ll be able to sell any products produced in the Philippines because if we find a supplier, then usually the supplier should supply the entire world,” IKEA said.

Finding local supplier for wood and materials in the country will also take time.

IKEA is set to open its largest store in the world in the Philippines next year.

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