IKEA Group: Retail - Company Profile & SWOT Report

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.1      Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................4
    1.2      Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................4
    1.3      Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................5
2     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ............................................................................................. 6
    2.1      M&A and Partnerships Strategy .............................................................................................................................6
3     Recent Developments ............................................................................................................................. 7
4     Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................... 8
5     SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................ 9
    5.1      SWOT Analysis - Overview ....................................................................................................................................9
    5.2      Strengths ................................................................................................................................................................9
    5.3      Weaknesses ...........................................................................................................................................................9
    5.4      Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................10
    5.5      Threats .................................................................................................................................................................10
6     Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 12
7     History .................................................................................................................................................... 14
8     Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................... 16
9     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 17
10    Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 18
    10.1     Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................18
    10.2     Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................18
11    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 19
    11.1     Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................19
    11.2     Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................19




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services....................................................................................................................................5
Table 2: History.....................................................................................................................................................................14
Table 3: Key Employees .......................................................................................................................................................16
Table 4: Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................................................17
Table 5: Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................18




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1 Business Analysis

1.1   Company Overview

IKEA Group (IKEA) manufactures, distributes and retails furniture and home decor products. IKEA performs in four basic
areas: range strategy and product development, production, supply and retail. Its product portfolio includes beds and
mattresses, decoration materials, flooring, lightings, mirrors and furniture for living room, bedroom and kitchen. IKEA sells
its merchandize through the company-owned stores, catalogue and online at IKEA.com. As of August 2012, the company
operated 298 stores in 26 countries apart from operating 30 service trading offices, 33 distribution centers and 11
customer distribution centers in 44 countries spread across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is
headquartered in Leiden, the Netherlands.

1.2   Business Description

IKEA principally manufactures, distributes and retails furniture and home decor products. The company sells merchandize
through company-owned stores, catalogue and e-commerce sites across North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

The company principally operates through two divisions: Retail and Food Services.

The Retail 
				
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