Ingka Group (IKEA Retail) is one of 12 franchisees, operating IKEA stores and other sales channels under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Group, the owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.
Inter IKEA Group and Ingka Group have the same founder, as well as a common history and heritage, but are two 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.