The familiar blue and yellow colours of the IKEA logo (also the colour of the Swedish flag) can be seen on stores in 18 retail parks located throughout the UK. Founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad in the farmlands of Småland Sweden, the IKEA name combines his initials (IK) with the first letters from the names of the farm and village where he grew up – Elmtarydand Agunnaryd (EA). From these small beginnings, IKEA today has 135,000 employees (co-workers) working in its 303 stores in…

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