IKEA Holding US Company History Timeline

1985
One of the company's most challenging expansion efforts, however, began in 1985 when a store of 15,700 square meters was opened in the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1987
With stores already open in Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Canada, Austria, Netherlands, France, Belgium and the USA, the first Ikea store in the UK opened in Warrington in 1987.
1990
By 1990, however, this proportion had dropped to just over 26 percent, and sales in Germany alone had risen to account for more than 27 percent of the company's total.
1991
In 1991, stores were placed in the Czech Republic and the United Arab Emirates, and the following year IKEA stores appeared for the first time in Mallorca and Slovakia, along with the opening of a pilot store in the Netherlands.
1994
In 1994, IKEA opened its first store in Taiwan.
While the commercial only ran once in 1994, it was still a big deal for such a major company to release an ad with a homosexual couple.
1996
The BoKlok houses were originally released in Sweden in 1996, and have since expanded to IKEA stores across Northern Europe.
1997
In 1997, IKEA joined thousands of other companies online when it introduced its site on the World Wide Web, aptly named the World Wide Living Room Web Site.
1998
But according to a July 1998 article in the South China Morning Post, Kamprad has no intention of releasing his grip on his empire, to the dismay of many investment banks, salivating over the successful retail chain that attracts 140 million visitors each year.
2008
Since 2008, players of The Sims 2 have had the chance to purchase the IKEA Home Stuff pack and deck out their character s houses with the d cor.
2009
In 2009, the IKEA Foundation was able to expand its charter to include a broader mission of improving children s opportunities, so they can ultimately take control of their own futures.
2010
Of course, the charity isn t nearly as generous as most being as how it s mostly just a tax evasion strategy , so it only gave away 65 million in 2010.
2017
For the financial year 2017, Ikea Group Ingka Holding B.V. and its controlled entities recorded 34.1 billion in total retail sales, with 817 million store visits, 9,500 products across the Ikea range and 355 Ikea stores around the world.
Founded
1984

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