delfin_pl said:^^ yes its weird, well in Poland Ikea chain is not so big (only 8 markets, 2 U/C) still Ikea has really great stuff for a really competitive price, you should encourage Swedes - ITS WORTH IT!!
Not only, but ofcourse they invest more in bigger countries. As I said before, IKEA buys furniture and wood production from Lithuania (and other Baltic states), but it does not sell much because our market is too small and already taken over by Lithuanian companies, so there are no big IKEA shopping centers.delfin_pl said:looking at its official site it seems that Ikea invests only in bigger countries, BTW outside Lodz there is the biggest Ikea factory
I think that IKEA furniture is sold in some shops in Lithuania (I'm not sure though). But I think that it is very good that our furniture producers expanded faster than IKEA came to us. If IKEA was faster we would not have our big companies such as SBA. And now SBA group is planning to build cool office building in Vilnius, so you see it's better to have our own companies.delfin_pl said:^^ too bad, Ikea has some really good stuff I love its furnitures, but I bet that they will open some markets in Baltics as well