Sodexo cards can be used in IKEA stores, for the first time in Romania

Gusto and Gift card users can shop in all areas of the store for home furnishing solutions and Swedish delicacies

  • Following the strategic partnership between Sodexo Romania and IKEA Romania, Gusto and Gift cards - some of the most appreciated extra salary benefits - can be used now in IKEA Băneasa and IKEA Pallady stores.
  • Sodexo users can now use the Gusto meal card in the three gastronomic areas of IKEA Romania stores: IKEA Swedish Restaurant, IKEA Swedish Bistro, Swedish Food Market and IKEA Swedish Cafe.
  • The Sodexo Gift Card can be used in stores both for home furnishing solutions, and food areas.
  • The plans of the two companies include the extension of the services to online payment, on

Bucharest, May 3rd, 2022 – Sodexo Romania, the local market leader in extra salary benefits to improve the quality of employees’ life, has closed a strategic partnership with IKEA, one of the largest furniture retailers, to allow its customers to use Gusto and Gift cards in IKEA Romania stores.

Through this partnership, two of the Sodexo extra salary benefit cards - Gusto and Gift - most frequently offered by Romanian employers, can be used in IKEA Băneasa and IKEA Pallady stores. Thus, employees have access to the wide range of home furnishing products and Swedish delicacies of the Scandinavian chain of furniture.

Sodexo beneficiaries can use the Gusto meal card in the IKEA Swedish Restaurant, IKEA Swedish Bistro, Swedish Food Market and IKEA Swedish Cafe the Gift card can be used in all commercial areas, including in the food corners.

In the next period, the two companies will focus on extending this partnership for online payment on

"The partnership with IKEA is part of our strategy to permanently expand and diversify the network of partner stores, in order to offer employees who use Sodexo cards as many options as possible to purchase the most varied and quality products that satisfy as many of their needs. We are the only issuer of extra salary benefit cards that offer access to a furniture retailer of such magnitude", said Silviu Ştefan, Partnerships & Merchants Manager, Sodexo Romania.

The world is changing fast, and as the needs of our customers and society continue to evolve, so must we. By introducing these new payment methods, we hope to offer our customers an improved shopping experience, giving them a possibility of using their preferred payment options. We are glad to partner with Sodexo and further enable our customers to buy sustainable home furnishing solutions in store, but also to discover our tasty Swedish delicacies range’’, declared Violeta Neniță, Market Manager, IKEA România.

The maximum daily nominal value that can be offered by employer on the meal card is 20.17 RON, and the Gift card can be charged with up to 300 lei / event, according to the legislation in force. The values granted according to the law are deductible when calculating the income tax and exempt from the payment of compulsory social contributions - an important benefit for the company and for the employee. The events for which gift cards can be awarded, benefiting from the mentioned tax facilities are March 8, Easter, June 1 and Christmas.


About Sodexo Romania

Sodexo is the market leader in Romania in salary benefits towards bettering the employees’ life quality and is part of Sodexo Group, the world leader in life quality services. The company has been operating on the Romanian market for over 20 years, offering companies a complex range of benefits for employees. Over 30,000 companies and 2 million employees are already using Sodexo products.

For more information, please contact:
Sodexo Romania                                                                         

About IKEA

Ingka Group • Ingka Group (Ingka Holding B.V. and its controlled entities) is one of 12 different groups of companies that own and operate IKEA retail under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V. Ingka Group has three business areas: IKEA Retail, Ingka Investments and Ingka Centres. Ingka Group is a strategic partner in the IKEA franchise system, operating 392 IKEA stores including city stores, and 73 IKEA shops and IKEA planning studios in 32 countries. These IKEA stores had 657 million visits during FY21 (1 September 2020 – 31 August 2021), 4.6 billion visits to and 368 million visits in the IKEA app. Ingka Group operates business under the IKEA vision - to create a better everyday life for the many people by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford it.

For more information, please contact:

IKEA România



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