IKEA is a store where you can go and get furniture and home accessories. They offer everything you need to have in your house at a very good price. Even if you just want to go and get some inspiration for your home, and have some dinner in IKEA’S restaurant – IKEA is the best place to go to.
IKEA’s founder, Ingvar Kamprad is a man that was born and raised in a small village in Sweden. Since he was a small kid, he liked to do business, and he was good at it. His career started with selling pencils and soon he developed it to much more, different furniture. In 1958, he opened his first IKEA store in Almhult, Sweden.
Unfortunately, he passed away 27th January 2018, 91 years old.
1963 was the year that IKEA became international. He opened up his first abroad store in Norway. Today IKEA has 328 stores in 43 different countries. In 2016, IKEA had 180,000 employees and revenue 36.4 mrd EURO.
This makes IKEA one of the biggest furniture retailers in the world.
I’m not sure why IKEA was and is so successful, but I know that the founder Ingvard Kamprad build it up from nothing and really put his heart and soul into his business. Hard work pays off and we all from Sweden are really proud of him and IKEA business.