The story of IKEA began in 1943 in the small village of Agunnaryd, Sweden, when Ingvar Kamprad, the founder, was just 17. Since then, the IKEA Group has grown into a global retail brand with 139,000 co-workers in 44 countries generating annual sales of more than 27 billion EURO.
The IKEA yearly summary 2012
The yearly summary – Welcome Inside – describes important figures and events within IKEA during the fiscal year 2012*. It contains everything from financial figures to our sustainability approach. Take a look at our short film and/or read a more in-depth account on your desktop and get to know IKEA a bit better .
Sustainability has always been important to us. It is part of who we are and how we work towards our vision of a better everyday life for the many people. Read about how we are working to enable customers to live a more sustainable life at home, to make IKEA energy and resource independent and to create a better life for people and communities.
As of 31st August 2011, there are IKEA stores in more than 38 countries, with 287 stores in 26 countries belonging to the IKEA Group. All IKEA stores are operated under franchise from Inter IKEA Systems B.V.