A retail giant is launching a number of mobile collection points across Norfolk next year.

IKEA is collaborating with Tesco to roll out mobile pick-up points in Norwich, Thetford, King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Diss by autumn 2024.

More than 70 car park collection zones will be opened across the UK as part of a scheme to make shopping at IKEA more accessible for people in a range of locations.

Thetford & Brandon Times: The former IKEA store in NorwichThe former IKEA store in Norwich (Image: Newsquest)Customers can collect IKEA orders over £100 for free and orders under £100 can be collected for £5.

The change follows a pilot launched last year which saw 12 pick-up points trialled.

Jakob Bertilsson, IKEA UK's customer fulfilment manager, said: "This national roll-out of mobile pick-up points is an exciting milestone in our partnership with Tesco, which will bring IKEA closer to people across all parts of the UK.

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"As customer shopping behaviours change and evolve, we will continue to grow our service offer to make shopping with IKEA more convenient, accessible, and affordable than ever before.”

It comes after the Swedish chain closed its store in Sweet Briar Road in Norwich in July 2021.

The outlet opened in November 2015 as part of the retailer’s smaller-format test programme to better understand how customers wanted to shop in cities.