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IKEA Corner in Japan


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.

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