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Press Release - SPECIAL OLYMPICS CANADA'S 50th ANNIVERSARY

“We are very proud of the enduring relationship between Special Olympics Canada and JYSK Canada,” noted Special Olympics Canada CEO, Sharon Bollenbach. “JYSK Canada has been a strong advocate for Special Olympics in Canada and continues to demonstrate their incredible support through their in-store fundraising. We are extremely grateful to JYSK Canada and look forward to another successful year of partnership!”

Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. From June 2018 to July 2019, Special Olympics as a movement will be celebrating 50 years of inclusion and acceptance. Since its inception, as a backyard camp run by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the movement has grown into a global force with over 4.5 million athletes, over 45,000 of those in Canada alone.

The Special Olympics movement has a uniquely Canadian connection through the ground breaking work of Dr. Frank Hayden. His 1960’s research studying the effects of regular exercise on children with an intellectual disability caught the attention of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who invited Dr. Hayden and a team from Toronto’s Beverley School to take part in the inaugural Special Olympics competition in 1968. Dr. Hayden then served as Director of Physical Education and Recreation for the Kennedy Foundation and later was the Director of Special Olympics’ Office of International Development. Dr. Hayden and his work played a critical role in the creation and growth of Special Olympics as an international movement.

Since its inception, the Special Olympics movement has been changing lives through the transformative power of sport. Heading into its 50th year, the movement looks to the future to continue supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. Special Olympics could not and would not be the global force that it is without sponsors and partners like JYSK, who continue to help spread the message of inclusion and acceptance far and wide. Thank you JYSK for supporting Special Olympics and allowing more athletes across the country participate in the transformative power of sport.

 

Press Release - MAYOR STEWART OPENS 2nd JYSK LOCATION IN COQUITLAM, BC

Affordable Scandinavian Décor Is Just A JYSK Away!

COQUITLAM, BC – NOVEMBER 20, 2017 – Hot on the heels of several store openings, JYSK (pronounced YISK) is taking Canada by a storm. New store locations are opening right into the holiday season; the next one slated for November 23rd is the new flagship store in the JYSK chain and opens in Coquitlam on United Boulevard. Mayor Richard Stewart and Special Olympics Athlete Ariel Taylor will perform the official ribbon-cutting ceremony. “The opening of this new store is very symbolic for JYSK since the very first Canadian JYSK store was opened in Coquitlam 21 years ago” says Lynne Williams, Director of Marketing.

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATIONS
Date: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
Time: 8:00am
Special Guests: Mayor Richard Stewart & Special Olympics Athlete Ariel Taylor with JYSK CEO Ludvik Kristjansson
Address: 15 King Edward St & United Blvd.
Promotions: Door Crashers, First 200 people get $25 Bonus Cards daily from Thursday to Saturday

As the international retailer of affordable Scandinavian home furnishings, JYSK is one of the world’s fastest growing retailers with over 2,500 stores worldwide. Expanding its presence in Canada for the past twenty years, the specialty retailer reaches 63 stores across all provinces by year’s end when they open a second store in Brampton, ON at the Shoppers World mall on December 2nd, 2017.

COQUITLAM STORE FACTS
• First JYSK store in Canada opened 21 years ago in Coquitlam, BC
• 62nd store in Canada
• Store size: 40,000 sq. ft.
• Employs: 40 staff

“Our customers have shown us how much they truly appreciate the unique product assortment and great value that JYSK brings to the Canadian market,” says Williams. “They’re letting us know that they don’t want to sacrifice comfort and style for affordability.”

According to its loyal followers, JYSK is a refreshing alternative to department store shopping offering unique product design and an intimate, hassle-free shopping experience. What sets JYSK apart is its unique Scandinavian-inspired designs that are appealing for their modern simplicity and very attractive price points.

 

Press Release - JYSK CELEBRATES 2500 STORES WORLDWIDE!

JYSK celebrates that 2017 became the year when JYSK opened store number 2,500, thereby reaching yet another milestone in the company’s history.

In August 2017, JYSK opened store number 2,500 spread over the 48 countries where JYSK operates today. And the journey is far from over. On September 23rd JYSK Canada opened store number 60 in Sherbrooke, Quebec and has plans to open three more stores this year in Duncan, BC on October 28th; Coquitlam, BC on November 24th and Brampton, ON on December 2nd. JYSK Canada won’t stop there with plans to open 10 more stores over the next 24 months.

“JYSK is celebrating this amazing milestone with the 2500 Store Celebration Event. For the month of October customers will see some amazing, great offers throughout the store and they can also shop online anytime with free pick-up instore” says Lynne Williams JYSK Canada’s Marketing Director.

JYSK is an international retailer of affordable, Scandinavian home furnishings and is one of the world’s fastest growing retailers. JYSK has been steadily expanding in Canada for over twenty years with 60 stores operating across all provinces. “JYSK customers appreciate the value that JYSK brings because they don’t want to have to sacrifice comfort and style for affordability” says Williams. JYSK’s Scandinavian designs, are appealing in their modern simplicity at very attractive prices. As a refreshing alternative to department store shopping, JYSK boasts unique product design and an intimate, hassle-free shopping environment. JYSK is committed to the Customer First vision and bringing ’Quality design for less’ to millions of customers every day.

 

Press Release - JYSK STORE OPENING IN MISSISSAUGA

A No-Nonsense Passion for Danish Design Makes This Retailer One of the Fastest Growing in The World

ONTARIO, November 2nd, 2016 – JYSK, an international retailer of affordable, Scandinavian home furnishings is one of the world’s fastest growing retailers and is gearing up for its 23rd store opening in Ontario with more planned over the next two years. On November 5th, just in time for Christmas shopping, residents of Mississauga will have a new choice in home furnishing décor: Danish design, appealing in its modern simplicity and very attractive at its incredibly affordable prices. The brand new store at Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga is offering big Grand Opening savings all week long and on November 5th at 8am the first 200 customers receive a free $25 Gift Card at both the new Town Centre JYSK location.

The new 27,000 square foot store marks the brand’s continued commitment to expanding in the province including the opening of new stores in Hamilton and Brampton over the next 6 months. As a refreshing alternative to department store shopping, JYSK boasts unique product design and an intimate, hassle-free shopping environment.

JYSK has been steadily expanding in Canada for over twenty years with 55 stores operating across all provinces. “We’re thrilled to be opening in Mississauga and we look forward to expanding in Ontario in the near future,” says Lynne Williams, the company’s Director of Marketing. “Already operating 23 stores in the province, we’ve seen that Ontario shoppers appreciate the value that JYSK brings because they don’t want to have to sacrifice comfort and style for affordability.” While down-filled, European style duvets and pillows put the company on the map worldwide, JYSK is also the go-to resource for living, dining, bedroom, home office, bath and outdoor living furnishings.

 

Press Release - JYSK PLANS MORE STORE OPENINGS IN ONTARIO

A No-Nonsense Passion for Danish Design Makes This Retailer One of the Fastest Growing in the World

ONTARIO, October 7th, 2016 – JYSK, an international retailer of affordable, Scandinavian home furnishings is one of the world’s fastest growing retailers and is gearing up for its 21st store opening in Ontario with more planned over the next two years. On October 22nd, just in time for Christmas shopping, residents of Oshawa will have a new choice in home furnishing décor: Danish design, appealing in its modern simplicity and very attractive at its incredibly affordable prices. The brand new store at Five Points Mall in Oshawa is offering big Grand Opening savings all week long and on October 22nd at 8am the first 200 customers receive a free $25 Gift Card at both the Oshawa and Whitby JYSK locations.

The new 25,557 square foot store marks the brand’s continued commitment to expanding in the province including the opening of a new store in Heartland Mississauga on November 5th and more to follow over the next 6 months. As a refreshing alternative to department store shopping, JYSK boasts unique product design and an intimate, hassle-free shopping environment.

JYSK has been steadily expanding in Canada for over twenty years with 54 stores operating across all provinces. “We’re thrilled to be opening in Oshawa and we look forward to expanding in Ontario in the near future,” says Lynne Williams, the company’s Director of Marketing. “Already operating 21 stores in the province, we’ve seen that Ontario shoppers appreciate the value that JYSK brings because they don’t want to have to sacrifice comfort and style for affordability.” While down-filled, European style duvets and pillows put the company on the map worldwide, JYSK is also the go-to resource for living, dining, bedroom, home office, bath and outdoor living furnishings.

 

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