IKEA store openings

The history of IKEA goes back over 70 years. It took 15 years before the first store opened. Expansion has been slow compared, to other big box stores, but IKEA has been global from its' early days.

To watch the expansion of IKEA through the years scroll or press

IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad began selling various items delivered on his bike years before the first catelogue and flat-pack furniture came along.

IKEA expands outside Scandinavia with the Zurich & Munich stores before openings in Hong Kong, Australia and Canada.

IKEA finally reaches the US in 1985.

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Read my notes on the process.
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1943 IKEA founded
1951 Catalogue introduced
1953 Showroom opened
1956 First flat-pack product
 
1958 Älmhult
1963 Oslo
1965 Stockholm (Kungens Kurva)
1966 Sundsvall
1966 Malmö
1969 Copenhagen (Tåstrup)
1972 Gothenburg (Kållared)
1973 Zürich (Spreitenbach)
1974 Munich (Eching)
1975 Sydney (Homebush Bay)
1975 Hong Kong (Kowloon)
1975 Cologne (Godorf)
1976 Vancouver (Richmond)
1976 Grossburgwedel
1976 Bremen (Brinkum)
1977 Vienna (Vösendorf)
1977 Toronto (North York)
1977 Frankfurt (Wallau)
1977 Linköping
1978 Edmonton
1978 Dortmund (Unna)
1978 Singapore (Alexandra)
1979 Calgary
1979 Ottawa (Pinecrest)
1979 Berlin (Spandau)
1979 Dusseldorf (Kaarst)
1979 Lausanne (Aubonne)
1980 Århus
1980 Kassel
1981 Freiburg
1981 Heidelberg (Walldorf)
1981 Nurnberg (Furth)
1981 Saarbrucken (Lisdorf)
1981 Reykjavik
1981 Gran Canaria (Las Palmas)
1981 Jönköping
1981 Gävle
1982 Montreal (Ville St Laurent)
1982 Amsterdam
1982 Helsingborg
1982 Örebro
1982 Uppsala
1983 Paris (Evryevry)
1983 Arnhem (Duiven)
1983 Jeddah
1983 Tenerife (Santa Cruz)
1984 Brussels (Zaventem)
1984 Kuwait City
1984 Åsane
1984 Västerås
1985 Antwerp (Wilrijk)
1985 Hognoul
1985 Odense
1985 Marseille (Vitrolles)
1985 Philadelphia (Conshohocken)
1986 Perth
1986 Paris North (Roissy)
1986 Washington (Woodbridge)
1987 Brisbane (Logan)
1987 Hong Kong (Shatin)
1987 Lyon (St Priest)
1987 Warrington
1988 Lille (Lomme)
1988 Forus
1988 London (Wembley)
1988 Baltimore
1989 Graz (Weblinger Gürtel)
1989 Hamburg (Schnelsen)
1989 Milan (Carugate)
1989 Pittsburgh
1990 Bordeaux
1990 Budapest
1990 Turin (Collegno)
1990 New Jersey (Elizabeth)
1990 Los Angeles (Burbank)
1991 Haid
1991 Toronto (Burlington)
1991 Prague (Zlicin)
1991 Poznan
1991 Grancia
1991 Dubai
1991 Birmingham
1991 New York (Hicksville)
1992 Paris West (Plaisir)
1992 Leipzig (Guntersdorf)
1992 Chemnitz
1992 Milan (Corsico)
1992 Brescia (Roncadelle)
1992 Delft
1992 Eindhoven
1992 Bratislava
1992 Mallorca (Palma)
1992 Gateshead
1992 London (Croydon)
1992 Los Angeles (Carson)
1992 Los Angeles (Costa Mesa)
1992 Los Angeles (Covina)
1992 Houston
1993 Hong Kong (Causeway Bay)
1993 Essen
1993 Berlin (Waltersdorf)
1993 Braunschweig
1993 Gdansk
1993 Warsaw (Janki)
1993 Riyadh
1993 Stockholm (Barkarby)
1994 Heerlen
1994 Seattle
1995 Copenhagen (Gentofte)
1995 Toulouse
1995 Leeds
1996 Helsinki (Espoo)
1996 Paris (Villiers Sur Marne)
1996 Bielefeld
1996 Kuala Lumpur (Damansara)
1996 Utrecht
1996 Wroclaw
1996 Barcelona (Badalona)
1996 Madrid (Alcorcón)
1996 Bern (Lyssach)
1996 London (Lakeside)
1997 Frankfurt (Hanau)
1997 Stuttgart (Sindelfingen)
1997 Bologna (Casalecchio)
1997 Groningen
1997 Zürich (Dietlikon)
1997 Nottingham
1998 Shanghai (Xyhui)
1998 Beijing (Chao Yang)
1998 Brno
1998 Stuttgart (Ludwigsburg)
1998 Genoa
1998 Oslo (Furuset)
1998 Krakow
1998 Taipei (Asia-World)
1998 Chicago (Schaumburg)
1999 Vienna (North)
1999 Strasbourg
1999 Dortmund (Kley)
1999 Dusseldorf (Reisholz)
1999 Budapest (Budaörs)
1999 Madrid (San Sebastian)
1999 Bristol
1999 Edinburgh
2000 Innsbruck
2000 Metz
2000 Rome (Anagnina)
2000 Katowice
2000 Moscow (Khimki)
2000 Basel (Pratteln)
2000 San Francisco (Emeryville)
2000 San Diego
2001 Toronto (Etobicoke)
2001 Ostrava
2001 Toulon
2001 Dresden
2001 Regensburg
2001 Thessaloniki
2001 Tel Aviv (Netanya)
2001 Rotterdam (Barendrecht)
2001 Warsaw (North)
2001 Moscow (Teply Stan)
2001 Abu Dhabi
2001 Glasgow (Braehead)
2002 Vancouver (Coquitlam)
2002 Nantes
2002 Kiel
2002 Hamburg (Moorfleet)
2002 Florence
2002 Hengelo
2002 Leangen
2003 Melbourne (Richmond)
2003 Salzburg
2003 Toronto (Vaughan)
2003 Montreal (Boucherville)
2003 Helsinki (Vantaa)
2003 Ulm
2003 Munich (Brunnthal)
2003 Berlin (Tempelhof)
2003 Breda
2003 St. Petersburg (Dybenko)
2003 Barcelona (Hospitalet)
2003 Cardiff
2003 Washington (College Park)
2003 New Jersey (Paramus)
2003 San Francisco (East Palo Alto)
2004 Prague (Cerny Most)
2004 Mannheim
2004 Athens (East)
2004 Naples
2004 Lisbon (Alfragide)
2004 Kazan
2004 Seville
2004 Gothenburg (Bäckebol)
2004 Taoyuan
2004 Minneapolis (Twin Cities)
2004 New Haven
2004 Philadelphia (South Philadelphia)
2004 Tempe
2005 Brussels (Anderlecht)
2005 Arlon
2005 Guangzhou
2005 Paris (Franconville)
2005 Dijon
2005 St. Etienne
2005 Montpellier
2005 Duisburg
2005 Siegen
2005 Osnabruck
2005 Erfurt
2005 Rome (Porta Di Roma)
2005 Padova
2005 Haarlem
2005 Moscow (Belaya Dacha)
2005 Barakaldo
2005 Asturias
2005 Lanzarote (Arrecife)
2005 Istanbul (Umraniye)
2005 London (Tottenham)
2005 Milton Keynes
2005 Atlanta
2005 Dallas
2005 Chicago (Bolingbrook)
2005 Boston (Stoughton)
2006 Adelaide
2006 Chengdu
2006 Marseille (La Valentine)
2006 Koblenz
2006 Hannover Expo-Park
2006 Augsburg
2006 Ancona
2006 Tokyo (Funabashi)
2006 Tokyo (Kohoku)
2006 Amersfoort
2006 Yekaterinburg
2006 Nizhniy Novgorod
2006 St. Peterburg (Parnas)
2006 Singapore (Tampines)
2006 Murcia
2006 Kalmar
2006 Haparanda
2006 Hsinchuang
2006 Kaohsiung
2006 Izmir
2006 Manchester
2006 West Sacramento
2006 Detroit (Canton)
2006 Austin (Round Rock)
2007 Nicosia
2007 Henin Beaumont
2007 Paris (Thiais)
2007 Grenoble
2007 Frankfurt (Nieder-Eschbach)
2007 Oldenburg
2007 Rostock
2007 Bari
2007 Porto (Matosinhos)
2007 Bucharest
2007 Novisibirsk
2007 Rostov
2007 Zaragoza
2007 Madrid (Vallecas)
2007 Malaga
2007 Karlstad
2007 St. Gallen
2007 Istanbul (Bayrampasa)
2007 Belfast
2007 Coventry
2007 Salt Lake City (Draper)
2007 Portland
2007 Miami (Sunrise)
2007 Orlando
2008 Klagenfurt
2008 Gent
2008 Shenzhen
2008 Nanjing
2008 Raisio
2008 Brest
2008 Paris (Velizy)
2008 Rennes
2008 Rouen
2008 Tours
2008 Athens (Centre)
2008 Parma
2008 Kobe (Port Island)
2008 Tsuruhama
2008 Krasnodar
2008 Dhahran
2008 Bursa
2008 Cincinatti (West Chester)
2008 New York (Brooklyn)
2009 Dalian
2009 Cologne (Butzweiler)
2009 Würzburg
2009 Larissa
2009 Dublin
2009 Rimini
2009 Villesse
2009 Tokyo (Shin Misato)
2009 Lodz
2009 Omsk
2009 Southampton
2009 Charlotte
2009 Tampa
2010 Shenyang
2010 Aalborg
2010 Santo Domingo
2010 Tampere
2010 Reims
2010 Avignon (Vedene)
2010 Berlin (Lichtenberg)
2010 Ioannina
2010 Tel Aviv (Rishon)
2010 Salerno (Baronissi)
2010 Milan (San Giuliano)
2010 Sørlandet
2010 Lisbon (Loures)
2010 Jerez
2010 A Coruña
2010 Vernier
2011 Shanghai (Beica)
2011 Catania
2011 Ufa
2011 Ankara
2011 Denver (Centennial)
2012 Melbourne (Springvale)
2012 Sydney (Tempe)
2012 Sofia
2012 Tianjin
2012 Wuxi
2012 Kuopio
2012 Caen
2012 Pescara (San Giovanni Teatino)
2012 Fukuoka
2012 Samara
2012 Valladolid
2012 Lucerne (Rothenburg)
2012 Bangkok (Bangna)
2012 Winnipeg
2013 Uddevalla
2013 Baoshan
2013 Ningbo
2013 Doha
2013 Vilnius
2013 Cairo
2014 Amman
2014 Kiryat Ata (Haifa)
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