Established in 1943, in Sweden, IKEA is the largest and most popular furniture retailer for the past 10 years. With over 400 stores throughout 52 countries worldwide, IKEA has become the most marketable ready-to-assemble furniture and homeware store, selling everything you need for a smarter, functional home.
It was founded by Ingvar Kamprad, a young carpenter who sold kitchen tables and other furniture, who later became a business magnate, listed as one of the ten richest people in the world. The acronym stands for Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd (the farm where he was born), and Agunnaryd (the village where he was raised).
The company stands out from other retailers due to its modernist designs, low prices, and sustainable source of raw materials. They take the shopping experience to a whole new level; they are renowned for their restaurant and food markets in every store, serving traditional Swedish food like Swedish meatballs, lingonberry juice, and a princess cake. IKEA labeled foods include chocolates, jams, and salmon, which account for 5% of the company’s sales.
Why people love IKEA
Operating hours and location
In Canada, IKEA operates its stores in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, and Dartmouth, Halifax. Typical shopping hours are from 10 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday, and weekends from 9 am to 5 pm.
Visit here to browse this year’s catalogue, and their weekly flyer for special deals on moving day sale. You can always visit their online website for ideas and inspirations for home décor, seasonal items, and recipes.