With the opening of store number 2000 JYSK is confirming its ambitions to expand globally. In 2005 the company celebrated opening of store number 1000. In just seven years JYSK has doubled the number of stores worldwide.
JYSK’s owner Lars Larsen opened his first store at Silkeborgvej in Aarhus, Denmark in 1979. Today there are more than 17,000 employees in JYSK group, which currently opens 2-3 stores per week and is presented in 34 countries.
«I am both proud and delighted that we reach this milestone. It means a lot for me to see how JYSK constantly grows in volume and as a healthy business. Particularly in recent years it has expanded rapidly, and the next goal must be that we in 10-15 years can celebrate the opening of store number 4,000. It is ambitious but it is good to have great ambitions,» says Lars Larsen, founder and owner of JYSK.
Lars Larsen promises that it will be exciting to visit the stores, since JYSK during the next couple of weeks launches a massive anniversary campaign. A new store in the city of Leknes, which is located on the Norwegian cluster of islands Lofoten in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, has been selected as store number 2,000. The store’s solitary location reflects that JYSK wants to be known for having a great offer for everyone – regardless of geography.
«Our strength is our accessibility and presence. This applies both when it comes to the breadth and depth of our product range but also in relation to the location. It should be easy to visit us, and it does no matter whether you live in a big city or in smaller cities around the world,» Lars Larsen emphasises.