Ikea operates roughly 40 stores in the United States as of 2015, according to the store's website. California contains the most Ikea stores with eight locations and Florida comes in second with four stores. Pennsylvania and Texas each have three Ikea stores.
Forbes named Ikea number 40 on its list of most valuable brands and number 269 on its list of best employers in America. A 17-year-old Swedish entrepreneur named Ingvar Kamprad founded Ikea in 1943, and there are now almost 350 Ikea retail outlets scattered throughout the world. The company is still headquartered in Leiden, Sweden and maintains a roster of more than 11,000 employees, notes Forbes. The vast majority of its stores are located in Europe.