43 Facts About IKEA

1. IKEA is a Swedish multinational conglomerate based in the Netherlands that designs and sells.

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2. IKEA entered Latin America in February 2010, opening in the Dominican Republic.

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3. On 10 August 2022, IKEA opened its first store in Chile.

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4. IKEA was hit hard by COVID-19 due to lockdown in various countries, like UK and Canada.

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5. IKEA is facing stock shortages and shipping problems that may continue until end of 2022.

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6. IKEA built these stores in response to UK government restrictions blocking retail establishment outside city centers.

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7. Japan was another market where IKEA performed badly initially, exited the market completely and then re-entered the Japanese market with an alternative store design and layout with which it finally found success.

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8. The IKEA entered the Japanese market in 1974 through a franchise arrangement with a local partner, only to withdraw in failure in 1986.

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9. In 2015, IKEA announced that it would be attempting a smaller store design at several locations in Canada.

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10. In 2021, IKEA opened another of its smallest stores at the JEM Mall in Jurong East, Singapore.

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11. In March 2021, IKEA launched IKEA Studio in partnership with Apple Inc.

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12. In 2016, IKEA started a move into the smart home business.

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13. Collaboration to build Sonos smart speaker technology into furniture sold by IKEA was announced in December 2017.

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14. In November 2015, IKEA ended its contract with Hanergy and in April 2016 started working with Solarcentury to sell solar panels in the United Kingdom.

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15. IKEA sells plant-based meatballs made from potatoes, apples, pea protein, and oats in all of its stores.

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16. From 2016 to 2018, IKEA made the Saladda belt-driven bicycle.

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17. In July 2020, IKEA opened a concept store in the Harajuku district of Tokyo, Japan, where it launched its first ever apparel line.

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18. IKEA is owned and operated by a complicated array of not-for-profit and for-profit corporations.

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19. Inter IKEA Holding is in charge of design, manufacturing and supply of IKEA products.

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20. Inter IKEA Holding, in turn, is owned by the Interogo Foundation, based in Liechtenstein.

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21. In June 2013, Ingvar Kamprad resigned from the board of Inter IKEA Holding SA and his youngest son Mathias Kamprad replaced Per Ludvigsson as the chairman of the holding company.

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22. IKEA was one of a number of companies, including West German firms, which benefited from this practice.

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23. In November 2012, IKEA admitted being aware at the time of the possibility of use of forced labor and failing to exercise sufficient control to identify and avoid it.

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24. IKEA was named one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers in 2004 and 2005 by Working Mothers magazine.

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25. In 1990, IKEA invited Karl-Henrik Robert, founder of the Natural Step, to address its board of directors.

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26. In 1990, IKEA adopted the Natural Step framework as the basis for its environmental plan.

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27. In 2000, IKEA introduced its code of conduct for suppliers that covers social, safety, and environmental questions.

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28. On 17 February 2011, IKEA announced its plans to develop a wind farm in Dalarna County, Sweden, furthering its goal of using only renewable energy to fuel its operations.

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29. In September 2019, IKEA announced that they would be investing $2.8 billion in renewable energy infrastructure.

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30. IKEA owns about 136,000 acres of forest in USA and about 450,000 acres in Europe.

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31. IKEA is reported to be the largest private landowner in Romania since 2015.

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32. In 2001, IKEA was one of the first companies to operate its own cross-border goods trains through several countries in Europe.

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33. On 3 March 2022, IKEA announced €20 million donation to UNHCR for relief support of Ukrainians who suffer from the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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34. Inter IKEA is owned by a foundation in Liechtenstein, called Interogo, which has amassed $12 billion, and is controlled by the Kamprad family.

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35. IKEA used to publish an annual catalogue, first published in Swedish in 1951.

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36. In December 2020, IKEA announced that they would cease publication of both the print and digital versions of the catalogue, with the 2021 edition being the final edition.

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37. In common with some other retailers, IKEA launched a loyalty card called "IKEA Family".

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38. In 1994, IKEA ran a commercial in the United States widely thought to be the first to feature a homosexual couple; it aired for several weeks before being pulled after calls for a boycott and a bomb threat directed at IKEA stores.

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39. IKEA took over the title sponsorship of Philadelphia's annual Thanksgiving Day parade in 2008, replacing Boscov's, which filed for bankruptcy in August 2008.

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40. In March 2010, IKEA developed an event in four important Metro stations in Paris, in which furniture collections are displayed in high-traffic spots, giving potential customers a chance to check out the brand's products.

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41. In September 2017, IKEA launched the "IKEA Human Catalogue" campaign, in which memory champion Yanjaa Wintersoul memorized all 328 pages of the catalogue in minute detail in just a week before its launch.

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42. In 2020, IKEA conducted a "Buy Back Friday" campaign with a message to present a new life to old furniture instead of offering customers to buy new items for Black Friday.

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43. In June 2021, IKEA said it had suspended adverts on GB News because of concerns the channel's content would go against their aim to be inclusive.

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