IKEAs Resources and Competences in Developing Competitive Advantage
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In the recent international ratings, the company is the world’s largest furniture retailer. Historically, IKEA was founded in 1943 by Mr. Ingvar Kampard in Sweden. Initially, it sold pens, wallets, watches, jewelry, picture frames, table runners and nylon stockings. By 1947, IKEA had begun stocking furniture mainly produced by local manufactures.