All Ikea articles

Ikea was founded in 1943 and has been the world’s largest furniture retailer since 2008, with 460 distinctive stores in more than 60 countries. It has a successful business model focused on offering stylish flat-pack furniture at affordable prices. There is a strong emphasis on containing costs across all parts of the business. In the UK, there are 22 Ikea stores, but expansion has now shifted from its big-box format to smaller store formats – urban, pick-up and pop-up. Standard Ikea stores follow a one-way layout, leading customers counter-clockwise around the entirety of the store. Each Ikea store also features a restaurant serving traditional Swedish food.