325 IKEA Locations Worldwide
Another 12 steps were taken to get closer to accomplishing IKEA vision. 12 new IKEA stores in 11 countries were welcomed during the IKEA business year. Nine of these stores are expanding the IKEA mare in their respective countries, while the remaining three were existing stores that relocated.
In addition, several IKEA stores have been extended or refurbished during the same period in order to serve many people even better. There are now 325 IKEA stores located around the world.
All store establishments as of August 2011 are listed on the following pages. Information includes the number of stores per country, location, opening year and (in brackets) latest re-location year.
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The company which was originated in Småland, Sweden, distributes its products through its retail outlets. As of May 2010, the chain has 313 stores in 37 countries, most of them in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. The IKEA Group itself owns 276 stores in 25 countries and the other 37 stores are owned and run by franchisees outside the IKEA Group in 16 countries/territories. 2006 saw the opening of 16 new stores. A total of at least 15 openings or relocations are planned for 2010
The first IKEA store was opened in Sweden in 1958. The first stores outside Sweden were opened in Norway (1963) and Denmark (1969). The 1970s saw the spread of stores to other parts of Europe, with the first store outside Scandinavia opening in Switzerland (1973), followed by Germany (1974). During the same decade, stores were opened in other parts of the world, including Japan (1974), Australia and Hong Kong (1975), Canada (1976), and Singapore (1978). Ikea has expanded further in the 1980s, opening stores in such locations as France (1981), the Canary Islands (1981), Belgium (1984), the United States of America (1985), the United Kingdom (1987), and Italy (1989). IKEA has continued expansion into more countries in the 1990s and 2000s. Germany, with 44 stores, is IKEA’s biggest market, followed by the United States, with 37. At the end of 2009 financial year IKEA group had 267 stores in 25 countries. The first IKEA store in Latin America opened in February 17, 2010 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. However, the company has thus far not shown much of a presence in the developing countries.