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    a) The main facts about the activities of the company. IKEA is founded by Ingvar Kamprad. In 1943, when he was 17, he started his own business, named IKEA. The name IKEA is formed from the founder’s initials (I.K.) plus the first letters of Elmtaryd (E) and Agunnaryd (A), the farm and village where he grew up. In 1948 the first furniture was added to the collection, and in 1951 the first catalogue was printed. After a price war with one of its main competitors, IKEA opened a furniture (...)


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Location: Amhult (Sweden)

Sector: retail

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Key figures:

? Founder: Ingvar Kamprad
? Total Revenue (2010): 23.5 billion euro
? Total net income (2010): 2.7 billion euro
? Stores: 280 stores in 26 countries
? Operations in: 41 countries
? Employees: 127.000
? Suppliers: 1074 suppliers in 55 countries
? Products in the range: 9500
? IKEA Group store visitors: 626 million a year

Nbr. visits: 4933

Nbr. inspires: 5