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  • Älmhult, Sweden
    Wednesday Jul 28, 1943

    Founding

    Älmhult, Sweden
    Wednesday Jul 28, 1943

    Ingvar Kamprad founded IKEA in 1943 as a mostly mail-order sales business. It began to sell furniture five years later.




  • Älmhult, Småland, Sweden
    1958

    The First Möbel-IKÉA Store

    Älmhult, Småland, Sweden
    1958

    The first Möbel-IKÉA store was opened in Älmhult, Småland, in 1958 (Möbel means "furniture" in Swedish).




  • Slependen, Norway
    1963

    The First Store outside Sweden

    Slependen, Norway
    1963

    The first store outside Sweden was opened in Norway (1963).




  • Spreitenbach, Switzerland
    1973

    The First Store outside Scandinavia

    Spreitenbach, Switzerland
    1973

    The first store outside Scandinavia opening in Switzerland (1973).




  • Delft, Netherlands
    2001

    Ikea Financial State of 2001

    Delft, Netherlands
    2001

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2001 was 10.4 billion euros.




  • Delft, Netherlands
    2002

    Ikea Financial State of 2002

    Delft, Netherlands
    2002

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2002 was 11 billion euros.




  • Delft, Netherlands
    2003

    Ikea Financial State of 2003

    Delft, Netherlands
    2003

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2003 was 11.4 billion euros.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2004

    Ikea Financial State of 2004

    Delft, Netherlands
    2004

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2004 was 12.9 billion euros.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2005

    Ikea Financial State of 2005

    Delft, Netherlands
    2005

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2005 was 15 billion euros.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2006

    Ikea Financial State of 2006

    Delft, Netherlands
    2006

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2006 was 17.5 billion euros.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2007

    Ikea Financial State of 2007

    Delft, Netherlands
    2007

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2007 was 20 billion euros.


  • North America
    Tuesday Jun 24, 2008

    IKEA Home Stuff

    North America
    Tuesday Jun 24, 2008

    In 2008, IKEA paired up with the makers of video game The Sims 2 to make a stuff pack called IKEA Home Stuff, featuring many IKEA products. It was released on 24 June 2008 in North America and 26 June 2008 in Europe. It is the second stuff pack with a major brand, the first being The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff.


  • Lund, Sweden
    Aug, 2008

    IKEA GreenTech

    Lund, Sweden
    Aug, 2008

    In August 2008, IKEA also announced that it had created IKEA GreenTech, a €50 million venture capital fund. Located in Lund (a university town in Sweden), it will invest in 8–10 companies in the coming five years with focus on solar panels, alternative light sources, product materials, energy efficiency and water saving and purification. The aim is to commercialise green technologies for sale in IKEA stores within 3–4 years.


  • England
    Friday Aug 08, 2008

    Launching IKEA Family

    England
    Friday Aug 08, 2008

    On 8 August 2008, IKEA UK launched a virtual mobile phone network called IKEA Family Mobile, which ran on T-Mobile. At launch it was the cheapest pay-as-you-go network in the UK.


  • Novosibirsk, Russia
    Nov, 2008

    Subway Train Decorated In IKEA Style

    Novosibirsk, Russia
    Nov, 2008

    In November 2008, a subway train decorated in IKEA style was introduced in Novosibirsk, Russia. Four cars were turned into a mobile showroom of the Swedish design. The redesigned train, which features colourful seats and fancy curtains, carried passengers until 6 June 2009.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2008

    Ikea Financial State of 2008

    Delft, Netherlands
    2008

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2008 was 21.5 billion euros.


  • New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 23, 2009

    UNICEF announcement at The ECOSOC Event

    New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 23, 2009

    On 23 February 2009, at the ECOSOC event in New York, UNICEF announced that IKEA Social Initiative has become the agency's largest corporate partner, with total commitments of more than US$180 million.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2009

    Ikea Financial State of 2009

    Delft, Netherlands
    2009

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2009 was 21.8 billion euros.


  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Wednesday Feb 17, 2010

    The First IKEA Store In Latin America

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Wednesday Feb 17, 2010

    The company later expanded into more countries in the 1990s and 2000s. The first IKEA store in Latin America opened on 17 February 2010 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2010

    Ikea Financial State of 2010

    Delft, Netherlands
    2010

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2010 was 23.5 billion euros.


  • Dalarna County, Sweden
    Thursday Feb 17, 2011

    The Wind Farm

    Dalarna County, Sweden
    Thursday Feb 17, 2011

    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.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2011

    Ikea Financial State of 2011

    Delft, Netherlands
    2011

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2011 was 25.2 billion euros.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2012

    Ikea Financial State of 2012

    Delft, Netherlands
    2012

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2012 was 27.6 billion euros.


  • Czech Republic
    Monday Feb 25, 2013

    The Company Removed The Swedish Meatballs From Stores' Shelves

    Czech Republic
    Monday Feb 25, 2013

    In February 2013, IKEA announced it had pulled 17,000 portions of Swedish meatballs containing beef and pork from stores in Europe after testing in the Czech Republic found traces of horsemeat in the product. The company removed the Swedish meatballs from stores' shelves on 25 February 2013, but only made the announcement public after Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet uncovered what happened.


  • Älmhult, Småland, Sweden
    Mar, 2013

    IKEA has Stopped Providing Plastic Bags

    Älmhult, Småland, Sweden
    Mar, 2013

    Since March 2013, IKEA has stopped providing plastic bags to customers, but offers reusable bags for sale.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    Jun, 2013

    Ingvar Kamprad resigned

    Delft, Netherlands
    Jun, 2013

    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. Following his decision to step down, the 87-year-old founder explained, "I see this as a good time for me to leave the board of Inter IKEA Group. By that we are also taking another step in the generation shift that has been ongoing for some years."


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2013

    Ikea Financial State of 2013

    Delft, Netherlands
    2013

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2013 was 28.5 billion euros.


  • South Korea
    Monday Nov 24, 2014

    Jang Duck-jin's announcement

    South Korea
    Monday Nov 24, 2014

    Complaints arose from a group of consumers on IKEA's pricing policy in South Korea: the prices of certain products were higher than other countries. On 24 November 2014, Jang Duck-jin, head of the Fair Trade Commission's consumer policy bureau, told the media that the Commission was planning to commission a consumer group to compare IKEA's product prices by country.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2014

    Ikea Financial State of 2014

    Delft, Netherlands
    2014

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2014 was 29.3 billion euros.


  • South Korea
    Thursday Mar 19, 2015

    The Consumers Union of Korea's Report

    South Korea
    Thursday Mar 19, 2015

    On 19 March 2015, the Consumers Union of Korea published a report comparing the prices of 49 IKEA products in South Korea and other countries.


  • U.S. - England - Ireland
    Jul, 2015

    Safer Homes Together advertising campaign

    U.S. - England - Ireland
    Jul, 2015

    In July 2015, IKEA, with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, through the company's Safer Homes Together advertising campaign, issued a warning in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland to customers to secure the Malm chests of drawers and wardrobes firmly to the wall using free kits distributed by the company, after two deaths of young children in the U.S. in February and June 2014 when the furniture pieces tipped over on them.


  • England
    Monday Aug 31, 2015

    "IKEA Family" Cease To Operate

    England
    Monday Aug 31, 2015

    In June 2015 the network announced that "IKEA Family" would cease to operate from 31 August 2015.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2015

    Ikea Financial State of 2015

    Delft, Netherlands
    2015

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2015 was 32.7 billion euros.


  • U.S.
    Jun, 2016

    IKEA Recalled all Malm dressers

    U.S.
    Jun, 2016

    In June 2016, after a third toddler died in the U.S., IKEA recalled all Malm dressers as well as several similar models which posed a tipping danger if not secured to the wall with the supplied kit.


  • China
    Tuesday Jul 12, 2016

    IKEA announced That It Was Extending This Recall To China

    China
    Tuesday Jul 12, 2016

    On 12 July 2016, bowing to two weeks of rising pressure in China, IKEA announced that it was extending this recall to that country, which - along with Europe - was initially excluded from the recall. Over 29 million dressers have been recalled. IKEA has settled wrongful death lawsuits for over $50 million in compensation to the families of the three children who were killed.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2016

    Ikea Financial State of 2016

    Delft, Netherlands
    2016

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2016 was 35.7 billion euros.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    Tuesday Sep 12, 2017

    IKEA announced AR App "IKEA Place"

    Delft, Netherlands
    Tuesday Sep 12, 2017

    In 12 September 2017, IKEA announced the augmented reality app, IKEA Place, following by Apple's release of its ARkit technology and iOS 11. IKEA Place helps consumers to visualize true to scale IKEA products into real environment.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2017

    Ikea Financial State of 2017

    Delft, Netherlands
    2017

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2017 was 36.3 billion euros.


  • Älmhult, Småland, Sweden
    Saturday Jan 27, 2018

    Founder's Death

    Älmhult, Småland, Sweden
    Saturday Jan 27, 2018

    Founder Ingvar Kamprad died on 27 January 2018.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    2018

    Ikea Financial State of 2018

    Delft, Netherlands
    2018

    The Total Annual revenue of the Ikea Group worldwide in 2018 was 37.05 billion euros.


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