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Sorry, photo of ‘Ikea building’ is actually a photo of Lazada warehouse


Yesterday, a photo of a giant structure with a familiar combination of blue and yellow paint on its facade had people digitally jumping in excitement.

Columnist Pepper Teehankee shared a photo on his Instagram on Wednesday, musing in the caption: "Could this be the the secret #ikeaphilippines location in #cabuyao #laguna?"

 

It was picked up by several lifestyle websites, which added fuel to the fire.

But as it turns out, the photo is of a Lazada warehouse — their 4th warehouse in fact.

On Facebook Thursday, the online shopping website's CEO Inanc Balci shared one of the articles that shared Teehankee's inference and disproved it: "Nope, it is Lazada's 4th new Warehouse :) not kidding!"

Balci additionally seized the opportunity to promote the website, informing people that a number of Ikea products are available on Lazada.

News floated in 2016 that the Swedish furniture and home accessories brand will soon be openings its first store in the Philippines.  SM Group was reported to be discussing a deal. — AT/LA, GMA News

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