Three strong possibilities emerged for the opening venue of Ikea in Auckland, following the announcement of Costco to be launched at Westgate.
The field has been reduced due to a theory that the two multinational retailers feed on each other and therefore like to position themselves close to it.
Yesterday, executives from several companies at Costco's announcement at the corner of Gunton Dr and Maki St, Westgate, speculated on Ikea's location.
"Where there is a Costco, there is often an Ikea next door or very close," said one executive who declined to be identified. "You noticed?"
This suggested to the owner of Westgate