Canada was in 2004
Mexico was in 2012
As of 2013, H&M has retail outlets in 43 countries.
IKEA – was founded in Sweden yet is currently a privately owned Dutch company. IKEA focuses on designing and selling ready to assemble furniture, home accessories and appliances. This is the biggest furniture retailer in the world, supplying homes with beds, chairs and many more items. Ingvar Kamprad (a 17 year old Swede) began this furniture business in 1943;this man has since become one of the richest people in the world. IKEA is an acronym of Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd (the farm where Ingvar was raised as a child) and Agunnaryd (Ingvar’s hometown in Småland, in the south of Sweden). Numerous IKEA stores in different countries have restaurants that serve shoppers meals, with a focus on Swedish cuisine. Cheap breakfasts are supplied and refills of coffee, tea and soft drinks are served for free. There are also many IKEA stores that have a Swedish Food Market. For parents and caregivers of children, a variety of retail branches also have a play area called Småland (meaning small lands). There is also the innovative flat-packed IKEA house designed and manufactured for simplicity. The company is also dedicated to being environmentally conscious. IKEA has been named, in past years, as one of the 100 best companies for working mothers to work for and has been rated as one of Fortune’s 100 best companies to work for.
For more information, please view: http://www.sweden.se