IKEA Corner in Japan

1974

In 1974 IKEA products are sold in a sort of mini-IKEA store called “IKEA Corner” through a joint-venture with a Japanese retailer. However, the IKEA franchise system is not yet developed, and cooperation difficulties lead to the end of the Japanese business in 1983. In a second attempt 20 years later things go more successful, which just goes to show that good things happen if you try and try again.