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He demonstrated an entrepreneurial edge from an early age.

Inside the career of Home Depot CEO Craig Menear, who spent nearly 20 years working his way up the ladder

Home Depot CEO Craig Menear got his start in retail right after college and later worked his way up the ladder at the home-improvement retailer.
Ikea's flat-pack chocolate Easter bunny.

Ikea is selling a ‘flat-pack’ chocolate bunny for Easter

Ikea's flat pack chocolate bunny is designed to be decorative as well as delicious.
Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia described Ikea bags as a "perfect example of ready-made."

Balenciaga designer reveals why he famously made a $2,000 version of an Ikea bag

Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia shared the story behind his $2,000 creation that looks exactly like a blue Ikea bag.
Ikea BJORKSTA map

Ikea is selling a world map that is missing New Zealand

A customer posted a photo of the store’s BJORKSTA map to Reddit on Thursday after noticing that it erased New Zealand from world geography.
In a letter to employees, Lars Petersson said he had "been blessed to be enthusiastic about my job, to have colleagues who make the hard work fun, and to work for a company whose culture and values mirror my own."

Ikea president who led controversial store restructuring is retiring after 36 years with the Swedish furniture giant

Ikea US President Lars Petersson is reportedly stepping down from helming the furniture retailer's operations in the United States.

Some American Ikea employees are getting slapped with pay cuts — and they worry it’ll spark a manager exodus

Ikea employees are speaking out about pay cuts that will largely affect managers and team leads within the stores.

In a leaked video, Ikea US head apologizes for restructuring that store employees say tanked morale and pit them against each other

Ikea US President Lars Petersson apologized in a video announcement sent to employees on Tuesday.
Ikea employees say morale is low.

Ikea just announced that it would be bumping pay for its most ‘disgruntled’ group of US employees

Ikea US announced in a post on its internal network on Wednesday that it plans to bump up the pay of its merchandising basics employees.
"You're either doing the right thing for the customer or you're doing the right thing for you," one employee said.

Ikea employees say that changes to the stores are creating a divisive environment where ‘nobody is willing to help’

Ikea employees told Business Insider that the company's plans to become more "customer-centric" are causing problems for shoppers.
"People are just sad about the way that they're being treated," one employee told Business Insider.

Ikea was once touted as one of the best places to work. Now workers are fleeing over a policy they say has backfired spectacularly.

Ikea overhauled how its US-based stores are run in October 2017. This new policy, known has O4G, has left a number of Ikea coworkers dissatisfied.