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IKEA is a multinational group of companies that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture (such as beds, chairs and desks), appliances and home accessories. As of November 2018, there are 424 IKEA stores operating in 52 different countries.[1]


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CountriesEdit

The following list of countries with IKEA stores is arranged by date of first store in each country.

Country and Region Debut First store location[2] No. of stores Notes
  Sweden 1958 Älmhult[3] 20 Sweden has the world's second largest IKEA (outside Stockholm; 55,221 square meters)[4] after South Korea's Gwangmyeong store.[5]
  Norway 1963 Slependen 7 First IKEA outside Sweden. Stores: Oslo (Two stores, Slependen and Furuset), Kristiansand, Stavanger, Trondheim and Bergen.[6] The world's largest IKEA is planned to be built in Larvik, Norway. It is rumoured to be in the range of 60,000-80,000 square metres.[7]
  Denmark 1969 Ballerup[8] (near Copenhagen) 5 Opened 13 March 1969. Ballerup store closed and moved to Høje Tåstrup 1975. Other stores: Gentofte, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg.
  Switzerland 1973 Spreitenbach[9] 9 First IKEA outside Scandinavia.
  Japan 1974 Nagakute (near Nagoya) 9 IKEA withdrew from the market in 1987 because of stagnant sales,[10] then returned in 2006 to Funabashi, Chiba under a distribution partnership with the Mitsubishi Corporation.[11][12]
  Germany 1974 Eching[13] (near Munich) 53 IKEA's largest market. Berlin alone has four stores. The Berlin "Landsberger Allee" store is the second largest in Europe with 43,000 m2 (460,000 sq ft). The first store in East Germany opened in October 1990.
  Australia 1975 Artarmon (Sydney) 10[14] The Perth and Adelaide IKEA stores were owned by Cebas Pty Ltd until February 2017 when they were acquired by the IKEA Group.[14]
  Canada 1975 Dartmouth 14 The first IKEA store in North America opened in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in 1975 and closed 13 years later.[15][16] As of 2018, there were 14 stores in six provinces.[17]
  Hong Kong 1975 Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui) 4 The first store opened in Hong Kong (then a British colony) in Tsim Sha Tsui. The original store was later relocated. All are franchises owned by Dairy Farm International Holdings.
  Austria 1977 Vösendorf (near Vienna) 7
  Singapore 1978 Bukit Timah 2 Original store moved to Katong in 1984, then to Alexandra Road in Queenstown in 1995. A second store opened in November 2006 in Tampines.
  Netherlands 1978 Sliedrecht 13 Groningen store is the 3rd largest in Europe with 42,000 square metres (450,000 sq ft). Newest store opened in February 2015 in Zwolle.[18] The old store in Sliedrecht closed in 2006.[19]
  Spain 1980 Las Palmas 20 There are 16 stores on mainland Spain and 4 stores in the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.[20]
  Iceland 1981 Reykjavík 1 Originally, IKEA started its business in a loft above a grocery store in Reykjavík. Later, after having spent a decade in a large warehouse, it reopened (at around 20,000 m2 (220,000 sq ft) in Garðabær in October 2006.[21] IKEA's director in Iceland said that they want to open a store in Akureyri in the upcoming years,[22] but meanwhile that plan was shelfed (and instead a limit put on shipping cost).[23]
  France 1981 Bobigny (near Paris) 34
  Saudi Arabia 1983 Jeddah 6 Stores in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dhahran. The Riyadh and Jeddah stores have been completely rebuilt and relocated in recent years. The store in Dhahran opened in 2008. The second store in Jeddah opened in 2017. Two pick-up points also opened in two cities.
  Belgium 1984 Zaventem and Ternat (near Brussels) 8 Stores in Anderlecht, Arlon, Ghent, Hasselt, Liege, Mons, Wilrijk and Zaventem. In 2008 the IKEA store in Ternat closed. In 2016, the stores in Hasselt and Mons opened, and in October of that year, IKEA bought a piece of land to open a second store in Antwerp.[24] Another new store will open near Kortrijk, but not anytime soon.
  Kuwait 1984 Kuwait City 1 Opened in the industrial district of Shuwaikh in 1984; transferred to a significantly larger new facility at The Avenues (a shopping centre) in early 2007.
  United States 1985 Plymouth Meeting (near Philadelphia) 50[25] The first IKEA in the U.S. was built in the Philadelphia suburb of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania; this store has since moved to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. In 1992, IKEA acquired the California-based STØR chain, adding three of that chain's four locations to their US presence; that chain's Houston, Texas location, which operated under a franchise agreement, became one of only a few independently franchised IKEA locations in the world.[26] The first IKEA in Puerto Rico opened its doors on 2013 in Bayamón.[27]
  United Kingdom 1987 Warrington, Cheshire 21 IKEA opened a 32,000 square metres (340,000 sq ft) store in Calcot, Reading, Berkshire on 14 July 2016 and opened in September 2017 in Sheffield. On the 10 May 2018, the UK's 21st store opened in Exeter.[28][29] Additionally the UK has two Order and Collect points; Norwich[30] and Aberdeen.[31] An IKEA planning studio was opened in London in 2018.
  Italy 1989 Cinisello Balsamo (near Milan) 21 The last one opened in Cagliari in 2016. The largest store is located in Carugate, Milan, extending to 38000 m2.
  Hungary 1990 Budapest 3 There are three stores in Hungary, two in the capital city Budapest and one in Budaörs.[32]
  Poland 1990 Warsaw 11 There are three stores in Warsaw and one per Gdańsk, Wrocław, Katowice, Kraków, Poznań, Łódź, Bydgoszcz, and Lublin[33]. Additionally, there are Order and Collect points in Kalisz, Opole, Szczecin, Rzeszów, and Białystok[34], and a concept store for companies is located in central Warsaw.[35]
  Czech Republic 1991 Budějovická (Prague) 4 There are two IKEA stores in Prague and one concept store: one at Zličín and one at Černý Most; both Zličín and Černý most are located at the periphery of Prague. The concept store is located on the Wenceslas square. The first original store at Budějovická - Prague 4 was abandoned.[when?] Outside of Prague there are two locations - in the country's second largest city, Brno, and in Ostrava. There are 3 stores planned within 6 years (Plzeň, Hradec Králové and a third location in Prague). In 2018 a concept store was opened on the Wenceslas square in downtown Prague.
  Serbia 1991 Belgrade 1 The first IKEA store in Serbia was opened in 1991, but closed in 1992 due UN sanctions over Yugoslavia. IKEA returned after 25 years and official department store was open on August 10, 2017.[36][37] The object has 35,000 square meters[38] and it was jubilee 400th IKEA department store in the world. IKEA plans to develop a 40,000 square metres retail park in Belgrade, in addition to the department store in Bubanj Potok[39] and furthermore open one more department store in Serbian capital and three more stores in cities of Novi Sad, Kragujevac and Niš for which the land has already been acquired back in 2013. Belgrade IKEA office is regional center for Former Yugoslavia and Romania.
  United Arab Emirates 1991 Dubai 3 The first store opened in Deira City Centre; the UAE's stores are now located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The IKEA store in Abu Dhabi was located at the Marina Mall. It has now shifted to Yas Island.[40] The Dubai store is located in Festival Waterfront Centre. There is another store located in Al Ain[41] near the camel souq and Bawadi Mall.
  Slovakia 1992 Bratislava 1 Original store was closed upon the opening of a new store in the Avion Shopping Park. There are two more stores planned in Slovakia, in Košice and Žilina.
  Taiwan 1994 Taipei 5 The first store opened in Taipei in 1994, but was closed in 2002. There are currently 5 IKEA stores in Taiwan: Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung and Taichung, with a sixth one about to open in Xiaobitan, New Taipei City. IKEA was initially owned by Jardine Matheson, but is currently owned by Dairy Farm International Holdings.
  Finland 1996 Espoo 6 New stores were opened in Vantaa in 2003, in Raisio in 2008, and in Tampere in 2010. The Tampere store is the biggest IKEA in Finland. In 2011 a new store opened in Kuopio.
  Malaysia 1996 Bandar Utama 4 Re-located to Mutiara Damansara, Selangor, in 2003. The new IKEA store in Mutiara Damansara was the largest in Asia at that time with a shop floor area of approximately 27,000 square metres (290,000 sq ft). The second store in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur has been officially opened on November 19, 2015[42][43] On November 15, 2017, the largest IKEA store in Southeast Asia of 2017 was opened in Tebrau, Johor Bahru. On March 15 2018, IKEA Bang Yai, Thailand replaced the store in Tebrau as the largest IKEA in Southeast Asia. Latest IKEA store in Batu Kawan, Penang.[44][45] open on the March 14 2019.
  China 1998 Shanghai 31[46] There are 3 IKEA stores in Shanghai and Beijing, 2 in Tianjin, Chengdu and Guangzhou, and 1 in other cities across China.
  Russia 2000 Khimki (near Moscow) 14 Fourth market by revenue after Germany, the U.S. and Sweden. There are 3 IKEA stores in Moscow (Khimki, Teply Stan and Belaya Dacha), 2 stores in St. Petersburg (Parnas and Dybenko), stores in Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Novaya Adygea (in Adygea near Krasnodar), Samara, Omsk and Ufa. The IKEA stores in Russia are in connection with MEGA malls developed by IKEA. 5-6 new openings planned by 2020.
  Israel 2001 Netanya 4 IKEA operates in Israel through a franchise company, IKEA Israel, which is owned by Matthew Bronfman. A fifth store is slated to open in early 2020.
  Greece 2001 Thessaloniki 5 The first store opened in Thessaloniki on October 24, 2001.
  Portugal 2004 Alfragide (near Lisbon) 5 Second store opened on July 31, 2007 in Matosinhos, with 36,000 square metres (390,000 sq ft),[47] and third store opened on 25 May 2010, in Frielas, Loures, the largest store on the Iberian Peninsula with 39,000 m2. Now the fourth store is open in Braga with 22,000 square metres (240,000 sq ft).
  Turkey 2005 Istanbul 6 There are three stores in İstanbul (Bayrampaşa and Ümraniye and Kartal), one store in İzmir (Bornova), one store in Bursa (Osmangazi) and one store in Ankara (Mamak).
  Romania 2007 Bucharest 2 26,000 square metres (280,000 sq ft) store opened on March 21, 2007, in Băneasa retail park.[48] A second 37,000 square metres (400,000 sq ft) store was opened in Bucharest on June 24, 2019. [49] Stores planned to open in Timișoara, Brașov and Cluj-Napoca.
  Cyprus 2007 Strovolos (near Nicosia) 1 22,000 square metres (240,000 sq ft) store opened in September 2007.[50][51][52]
  Ireland 2009 Ballymun[53] (near Dublin) 1 The first IKEA store in the Republic of Ireland (and second on the island of Ireland) opened on July 27, 2009.[54] Ireland's first small format store, where customers can order and collect products opened in Carrickmines in the summer of 2016.[55] In 2019 a 2nd Ikea store in Ireland was confirmed to be built just outside of Cork City. However the start of the build has no confirmed date.
  Dominican Republic 2010 Santo Domingo 4 The first Dominican IKEA store opened 17 February 2010 in Santo Domingo.[56] It is the first IKEA store in Latin America.[57]
  Bulgaria 2011 Sofia 1 IKEA opened its first store in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on September 20, 2011.[58] IKEA additionally runs three smaller stores called "order centers" with limited selections on location in Varna, Burgas, and Plovdiv. These stores also serve as online order pick up locations for deliveries from the main store in Sofia.[59]
  Thailand 2011 Bangkok 2 The first IKEA in Thailand opened its door on 3 November 2011, in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan. It is expected to have 43,000 square metres (460,000 sq ft) of retail space as a part of the Mega Bangna Shopping Center.[60][61]
  Macau 2012 Nossa Senhora de Fátima 1 In 2012, Macau had its first IKEA merchandise pick up store in Avenida de Venceslau de Morais, customers can head to Hong Kong stores or shop online and pick up their merchandise here. In April 2016, IKEA is interested on enhancing customers experience, the new location of the merchandise pick up is located in Macau Tower.[62]
  Lithuania 2013 Vilnius 3 The first IKEA store in Lithuania was opened on August 14, 2013 in Vilnius. It has the capacity of 26,000 square metres and is also considered to be one of the best projects in the history of IKEA. The store is located near Vilnius International Airport.[63][64] The second and the third stores are located in Klaipėda[65] and Kaunas.[65]
  Puerto Rico 2013 Carolina 3 The frist IKEA store in Puerto Rico was opened March 10, 2013.
  Egypt 2013 Cairo 1 The first IKEA store in Africa has opened its door on November 26, 2013. The store is located in Cairo Festival City Mall, and it has 34,500 square meters.[66] The mega project owned by Al-Futtaim Group is located in New Cairo, near the Suez Road, Ring Road, Police Academy, and The American International School in Egypt.[67]
  Qatar 2013 DohaFLAG 1 The first IKEA in Qatar opened its door on March 11, 2013.[68] The store is located in Doha Festival City Mall.
  Jordan 2014 Amman 1 The first IKEA in Jordan[69] opened its doors on 6 March 2014.[70] IKEA Jordan store is located on Airport road, after Madaba bridge going to Amman and it is IKEA's largest store in the Middle East with an area of 42,000 square metres and 400 Jordanian employees.
  Croatia 2014 Zagreb 1 The first IKEA in Croatia[71] opened its doors on 21 August 2014 and with total area of 38,000 m2 (410,000 sq ft)is one of the five biggest in Europe and among 10 biggest IKEA stores in the world.[72]
  Indonesia 2014 Tangerang (near Jakarta) 1 IKEA just opened a store in Tangerang, Indonesia, under a partnership with Hero Supermarket, Indonesian subsidiary of Dairy Farm International Holdings.[73][74] IKEA opened their doors to Indonesia in October 15, 2014 at Alam Sutera, Tangerang, located in the western suburbs of Jakarta.[75]
  South Korea 2014 Gwangmyeong 2 The world's largest IKEA store at 59,000 m2 (640,000 sq ft)[5][76] opened near the KTX Gwangmyeong Station, located at the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, on December 18, 2014.[77] The second store opened in Goyang on October 19, 2017, which is even larger at 164,000 square meters (1.76-million square feet) in gross floor area, breaking the previous world record holder's 131,550 square meters. IKEA plans to have six stores in the country by 2020, four in the Seoul Capital Area, one in Daejeon and one in Busan.[78]
  Morocco 2016 Casablanca 1 IKEA opened a Moroccan location in partnership with the Kuwait-based Al-Homaizi. The first location is in the New city of Zenata [fr] (located in outskirts of Casablanca).[79][80][81]
  India 2018 Hyderabad 1 IKEA began constructing its first store in India on 11 August 2016. The 37,000 m2 (400,000 sq ft) store in Hyderabad was built at a cost of 700 crore (US$100 million),[82] and was opened on 9 August 2018.[83] IKEA plans to open 25 stores by 2025, investing about 10,500 crore (US$2 billion).[84][85]
  Latvia 2018 Riga 1 The first store in Latvia was opened on 30 August 2018 in Stopiņi near Riga.[86][87]
  Bahrain 2018 Salmabad 1 IKEA has completed building its first store in Bahrain costing $125 million with 6,200 square meters in floor area and opened to the public on 5 September 2018. It is regarded as the biggest store in the region.[88]
  Estonia 2019 Tallinn 1 IKEA Estonia launched its online store as well as its first brick-and-mortar location, a limited showroom and pickup point, in the Lasnamäe district of Tallinn on 29 August 2019. However, the first full-sized store is planned to be opened in the nearest future.

PlannedEdit

Country Debut First store location[2] Notes
  Slovenia 2019 Ljubljana IKEA has signed an agreement to open its first store in Ljubljana with the size of 35,000 m2 and costs about 80 million. The Ljubljana City Administration expects the construction of the IKEA department store in the capital of Slovenia to begin next year. According to the plans, IKEA Ljubljana should be around the same size as the shopping centers in Zagreb and Belgrade. It will take up around 31,000 m2 of BTC City, have 800 employees, around 9,500 products and 1,000 parking spaces. [89][90][91][92][93]
  Estonia TBA Laagri (near Tallinn) or Peetri (near Tallinn) Two Icelandic entrepreneurs had planned to open an IKEA store in Latvia once the Lithuania store has been successfully opened.[94][95][96] However, after a few studies has been conducted regarding the more suitable next Baltic States to open the next IKEA store after Lithuania, it was announced that the next IKEA store will open in Riga, Latvia instead of Estonia due to the small market size in Estonia, despite IKEA's plan to expanding IKEA stores to all 3 Baltic States including Estonia within 2019.[97][98][99] IKEA confirmed their expansion to Estonia on 10 October 2018.[100] IKEA launched its first online store and a showroom in August 2019, nevertheless, the full-sized store is still in the process of buliding.
  Ukraine 2019 Kiev In September 2018, IKEA announced their intention to open a store in Ukraine up to the end of 2019 in Ocean Mall in Kyiv with their new concept city store.[101] In 2009, IKEA bought an area of land in Odessa on which to build a store.[102] A year later IKEA cancelled the store, saying there was not a strong enough market. The economy minister of Ukraine stated that it should be opened to help fight the perception of corruption.[103]
  Mexico 2020 Mexico City The first IKEA store in Mexico will arrive in eastern Mexico City in the fall of 2020.[104]
  Chile 2020 Santiago On May 17, 2018, Falabella holding announced a franchise agreement with IKEA to open stores in Chile, Peru and Colombia, rebranding Homy stores and opening new stores starting in Santiago.[105] It will be the first store in South America.
  Philippines 2020 Manila Swedish Ambassador-designate to Manila Harald Fries hailed the decision of Swedish furniture giant IKEA to open stores in the Philippines on November 17, 2016, during the reopening of the Swedish Embassy in Manila. It plans to open a store in a designated location in SM Mall of Asia by 2020. Once complete, it will be the largest IKEA store in the world, occupying 65,000 m2 (700,000 sq ft).[106] After its first store, IKEA plans to expand to 5 - 6 stores in Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao and Iloilo in 8 years time.[107]
  Brazil TBA São Paulo IKEA has shown interest in the past in expanding its stores to Brazil.[108]
  Colombia TBA Bogotá On May 17, 2018, Falabella holding announced a franchise agreement with IKEA to open stores in Chile, Peru and Colombia.[105]
  Peru TBA Lima On May 17, 2018, Falabella holding announced a franchise agreement with IKEA to open stores in Chile, Peru and Colombia.[105]
  Macau 2025 TBA With the success of the merchandise pick-up store since 2012, IKEA has announced they have planned to open a store in Macau by 2025.[109][110]
  Luxembourg TBA Luxembourg City In October 2018, IKEA stated that they were looking to offer online shopping to Luxembourg, shipping products from neighbouring Belgium.[111]
  New Zealand TBA Auckland IKEA have been rumoured to be interested in New Zealand since 2008 where the franchisee for IKEA WA and Perth (CEBAS) considered a site in South Auckland.[112] This didn't proceed and there have been subsequent and numerous rumours since. In December 2018, IKEA announced that they would be opening a store in New Zealand.[113]
  Vietnam TBA TBA In October 2017, Inter IKEA CEO Torbjorn Loof said in an interview with Bloomberg News that there were plans for the company to expand into Vietnam with the next five years.[114][115]
  Oman TBA TBA IKEA plans to expand into Oman as part of plans to enter about a dozen new markets in the coming years.[116]
  Bosnia and Herzegovina TBA Sarajevo in IKEA Bosnia and Herzegovina as art of plans.
  Kazakhstan TBA Nur-Sultan in IKEA Kazakhstan as part of plans.

FranchiseesEdit

IKEA stores are operated by 11 different companies under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V.. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. also owns and operates a single store — the IKEA Delft store in the Netherlands.[1]

Franchisee No. of stores Countries served
Al-Futtaim Group 4[1] Egypt, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Al-Homaizi Group 3[1] Kuwait, Morocco, Jordan
Al-Sulaiman 5[1] Bahrain, Saudi Arabia
Dairy Farm 11[1] Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan
House Market Group 7[1] Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece
Ikano 8[1] Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
INGKA Holding 372[1] Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China (Mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Mapa 7[1] Turkey
Miklatorg Group 3[1] Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania
Northern Birch 4[1] Israel
Sarton Group 5[1] Dominican Republic, Spanish Islands

Largest storesEdit

 
The largest IKEA store in the world is located in Gwangmyeong

The world's five largest IKEA stores are:

  1. Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi, South Korea: 57,100 m2 (614,619.3 sq ft)[117]
  2. Stockholm Kungens Kurva, Sweden: 55,200 m2 (594,167.9 sq ft)[117]
  3. Shanghai Baoshan, China: 55,032 m2 (592,359.5 sq ft)
  4. Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea: 52,199 m2 (561,865.4 sq ft)[118]
  5. Bangyai, Nonthaburi, Thailand 50,278 m2 (541,187.9 sq ft)[119]

IKEA has announced plans to open a 65,000 m2 (699,654.2 sq ft) store in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines by late 2020. Once opened, it will be the largest IKEA store in the world.[106]

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