FAQ | Ingka Group
What is Ingka Group?
Ingka Group (Ingka Holding B.V. and its controlled entities) is the largest of 12 IKEA franchisees, representing around 90% of total IKEA sales. The name Ingka is based on its founder’s name, Ingvar Kamprad.
Ingka Group has three areas of business: IKEA Retail, Ingka Centres and Ingka Investments.
Where can I read Ingka Group press releases?
You can read our press releases in our Newsroom.
Who owns Ingka Group?
The ownership structure of Ingka Group ensures independence and a long-term approach. Ingka Group is owned by a Dutch foundation, Stichting Ingka Foundation, with a charitable purpose that is achieved by making funds available to Stichting IKEA Foundation. As its owner, Stichting Ingka Foundation can reinvest funds into Ingka Group.
Who is the Ingka Group CEO?
Jesper Brodin has been the Ingka Group CEO since September 2017. His IKEA career began over 20 years ago and as a leader, Jesper is known for his belief in values-based leadership and for his emphasis on togetherness.
Where is Ingka Group based?
The Ingka Group headquarters is based in Leiden, the Netherlands.
How many IKEA stores does Ingka Group have?
Ingka Group operates 371 IKEA stores, 8 city stores and 103 planning studios and shops of various sizes.
In which countries does Ingka Group have IKEA stores?
Ingka Group operates IKEA Retail stores in 31 countries. The stores are in:
Who founded IKEA?
The first IKEA company was founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943, in Småland, southern Sweden.
What is the difference between Ingka Group and Inter IKEA Group?
Ingka Holding B.V. is one of 12 franchisees, operating IKEA stores under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V., the owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.
Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is based in the Netherlands and part of Inter IKEA Group. Inter IKEA Group and Ingka Group have the same founder, as well as a common history and heritage, but are two separate groups of companies with different management and different owners.
All IKEA franchisees pay a 3% franchise fee to Inter IKEA Systems B.V. The franchise fee gives us, as an IKEA retailer, the right to operate stores and other sales channels under the IKEA Concept and IKEA Brand. It grants access to systems, methods and proven solutions as well as staff trainings, manuals and updates of the IKEA Concept such as store layouts, fittings and display concepts.
- Where can I read the Ingka Group sustainability report?
Ingka Group facts & figures
The below numbers are correct for FY22 (1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022).
- 680 million visits to IKEA stores
- 3.8 billion visits to IKEA.com
- 20.3 million downloads of the IKEA App
- EUR 39.5 billion IKEA Retail sales
- EUR 42 billion total revenue
- EUR 2.0 billion operating income
- 177,192 co-workers
For further information on FY22 please see Ingka Group Annual Reporting.
What is the Ingka Group vision?
The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people, and we believe those lives are truly better when they’re lived sustainably. Over the 30 years since Ingka Group was founded by the late Ingvar Kamprad, we’ve brought the IKEA Brand to millions of homes in 31 countries. Our roots are in the history, values and vision of IKEA.
What are the people and planet positive commitments of Ingka Group?
To make a positive impact on the planet, we have identified three major challenges impacting our business – climate change, unsustainable consumption and inequality. In response, we’ve identified three corresponding focus areas – healthy and sustainable living, circular and climate positive, and fair and inclusive – to help us fulfil the IKEA vision and become people and planet positive.