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IKEA Celebrates 20th Birthday IN USA

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IKEA, the world’s largest home furnishings store, has invited the community to celebrate its 20th birthday in the U.S. with several surprises, activities and donations to benefit co-workers, customers and local and national charity partners. All 22 IKEA U.S. stores* will hold their birthday festivities from Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30, 2005. The celebration will kick off with an unveiling of the world’s largest ever birthday cake at 7:00 a.m. (CST) at IKEA Schaumburg, IL. Following the unveiling, Pernille Spiers-Lopez, President of IKEA U.S., will recognize the Honorable Mayor Al Larson and senior executives of IKEA’s national community partners: UNICEF, Save the Children and American Forests. The three day celebration, which is IKEA’s expression of appreciation to all who have helped make IKEA a tremendous success in the U.S., will feature a variety of day-long events for children, adults, families, devoted fans, and anyone who wishes to experience the IKEA Effect first-hand. * Excludes IKEA Seattle, IKEA Houston and IKEA San Diego.