Three strong possibilities have emerged for Ikea's opening site in Auckland following Costco's announcement it will launch at Westgate.

The field has been narrowed due to a theory the two multinational retailers feed off each other and therefore like to be positioned reasonably close by.

Yesterday, executives from a number of businesses at Costco's announcement on the corner of Gunton Dr and Maki St, Westgate, speculated about Ikea's location.

Chris Wilkinson speculated on Ikea Auckland sites. Photo/Mark Mitchell
Chris Wilkinson speculated on Ikea Auckland sites. Photo/Mark Mitchell

"Where there's a Costco, there's often an Ikea right beside it or very nearby," said one executive who did not want to be named. "Have you noticed?"

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That hinted at Westgate

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