'Extremely sad news': Ikea store opening cancelled in West Sussex – 'really disappointed'

Sadly for locals, this experience will no longer be coming to Lancing, West Sussex.

Richard Rands, market expansion manager at IKEA UK and Ireland, said: “This has not been an easy decision to make.”

He told The Argus: “Today, we are operating in an incredibly fast-changing retail environment and customer shopping habits aren’t as they once were.

“Although we know that there is great potential in Sussex, we no longer believe that an IKEA store on the outskirts of Lancing is the optimum way to reach customers in the region.

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source: express.co.uk