The story of IKEA began in 1943 in the small village of Agu nnaryd, Sweden, when Ingvar Kamprad, the founder, was just 17. Since then, the IKEA Group has grown into a global retail brand with 131,000 co-workers in 41 countries generating annual sales of more than 24.7 billion EURO.
The IKEA yearly summary 2012
The yearly summary – Welcome Inside – describes important figures and events within IKEA during 2011. 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.
As of August 2010, there are IKEA stores in more than 38 countries, with 280 stores in 26 countries belonging to the IKEA Group. All IKEA stores are operated under franchise from Inter IKEA Systems B.V