Ikea's competitors include West Elm, Wayfair and Dot & Bo. Ikea is a Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture and home decor company that operates 53 stores in 43 countries as of 2014. The company's vast assortment of household offerings includes storage units, appliances, wall decor, kitchen appliances and living room furniture.Continue Reading
Dot & Bo is an upscale online boutique retailer that offers a wide variety of streamlined ready-to-assemble sofas, beds and desks. This Ikea competitor also sells unique, hard-to-find home decor items from around the world. Dot & Bo is renowned for its lighting and outdoor patio furniture selections.
Wayfair rivals Ikea with its enormous selection of furniture and home accessories from every design niche, including contemporary, traditional, minimalistic and southwestern. This online retailer is known for its furniture customization options and large variety of premium small kitchen appliances. Wayfair also sells pet accessories, home health equipment and fine jewelry.
West Elm is a high-end contemporary home decoration and furniture store that is known for its rich fabrics, bold styling and colorful patterns. The company features collections from numerous independent furniture designers. It also represents several independent artisans from around the world who make one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, such as jewelry, bedding and chandeliers.Learn more about Corporations
Depending on the particular industry segment, Apple's competitors include Samsung, Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Throughout most of 2013 and as of 2014, Apple's main competitor in the smartphone market is Samsung's line of Android-powered phones. As Google is the developer of the Android software, however, they are also a major competitor of Apple in the smartphone operating system market.Full Answer >
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Target and Walmart are not associated companies but longtime competitors in the discount retail market; both chains opened their first store in 1962. Target is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Walmart is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.Full Answer >
Intel's major competitors include: Advanced Micro Devices, IBM, Nvidia, Microchip Technology, EMC, LSI Logic, NetApp, PMC-Sierra, Micron Technologies, Symantec, Akamai Technologies, Cisco Systems, CA Technologies, PTC, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Google. These companies compete with Intel in one or more of its six operating segments.Full Answer >