In a rapid changing retail environment, how is the Swedish retail giant IKEA catching the wave of advanced manufacturing?
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The IKEA vision: “To create a better everyday life for the many people”
The desire to consistently and sustainably provide value to the consumer governs all critical strategic decisions at this US furniture retailer. The result could be the development of the first truly national player the US market has ever seen.
How did an offbeat Swedish retailer managed to conquer the market for furniture around the globe? Below that quirky surface lies an amazing success story of well-executed strategic alignment.
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IKEA's business model revolutionized retail as we know it, and their sound and aligned operating model allowed them to execute on it. This has lead IKEA to become the biggest furniture seller worldwide.