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Home furnishings giant makes it 45

Ikea is entering new territory.

The retailer will open a store on Oct. 11, in Fishers, Indiana. It will be Swedish company’s first location in Indiana, 45th in the United States, and 408th worldwide.

The 289,000-sq.-ft. Ikea includes one of Indiana’s largest solar rooftops, as well as three electric vehicle charging stations. Ninety percent of Ikea U.S. stores have a solar presence.

Last week, Ikea announced that it is acquiring TaskRabbit, s acquiring TaskRabbit, an on-demand services platform company that connects customers with workers, called "taskers," that handle everyday needs such as furniture assembly, moving and packing, general handyman repairs, and home improvements. Based in San Francisco, TaskRabbit will operate as an independent company within the Ikea Group.

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