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Shoppers flock to Ikea's debut Indian store

Swedish company's Hyderabad site wows some, confuses others

One of the first customers explores Ikea's debut store in India, which opened in Hyderabad on Aug. 9

HYDERABAD (India) -- For Ashu Jain, a 47-year-old mother of two teenage children in India's southern Hyderabad city, Ikea has probably arrived at just the right time.

"I'm looking for furniture for my new house which is under construction," an excited Jain, who was among the first customers to arrive at Ikea's first Indian store on Thursday, told the Nikkei Asian Review. Customers were given a big welcome by Ikea Group's top management, including Chief Executive Jesper Brodin and Chief Financial Officer Juvencio Maeztu.

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