IKEA is well-known for its inexpensive furniture and home furnishings, as well as its innovative business practices.
All about IKEA
IKEA was started in Sweden, but has become known worldwide for its flat-pack furniture, low prices, and of course, their meatballs.
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The history of IKEA
IKEA was founded by a 17-year old in Sweden in 1943. The stores are very noticeable by their signature blue and yellow colors, which are Sweden’s national colors.
IKEA locations can be found in 46 countries today. As of 2016, there are 377 locations worldwide.
One of the things that makes IKEA unique is the store layout, which is set up so that customers have to look at just about every product available. They are also known for selling flat-pack furniture that customers must assemble themselves at home (although they do offer an assembly service for a fee).
IKEA has big plans to develop solar energy around the world to make it less expensive and more accessible for the average person.
In 2013, IKEA took the first steps towards introducing solar energy into the market for the average consumer by selling solar panels in their stores in the U.K.
Next, they started selling the panels in eight more countries. They’re planning a big expansion project for 2016, which will include the sale of solar panels online.
Recently, Ikea opened its first wind farm in Hoopeston, Illinois. Their turbines can generate over 65% of the energy needed to power IKEA’s stores and distribution centers.
In 2015, IKEA also debuted the largest complex of solar power panels in Missouri on the roof of its St. Louis store. The panels have the power to light 169 homes for an entire year.