The first JYSK store in Canada was opened in 1996 in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Today JYSK operates 61 stores in Canada, including locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. With a passion for Scandinavian design, our products range from furniture to accessories, including mattresses, bedding, and outdoor products, that will enhance any living space with a sense of sophistication at extraordinarily affordable prices.
The JYSK Group
JYSK is an international retail chain that sells 'everything for the home'. JYSK is owned by the family behind Lars Larsen Group. The founder, Lars Larsen, is known throughout Denmark as the country's leading merchant who always has 'a great offer'.. In 1979, when he opened his first store in Denmark in Denmark's second largest city of Aarhus - where, incidentally, it is still located - Larsen had great ambitions, though he never imagined how quickly his business would grow. Larsen went on to open several successful JYSK Sengetøjslager (the original store name until 2001) locations throughout Denmark, and in 1984 he opened his first store beyond the country's borders, in neighbouring Germany.
Today the JYSK Group comprises more than 2,800 stores in 52 countries worldwide including: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Iceland, Canada, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Romania, France, Great Britain, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Armenia, Indonesia, Montenegro, Greece, Albania, Vietnam, Malta, Portugal, Georgia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Moldova, Belgium, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Ireland, Cyprus and Azerbaijan.
The group's annual turnover is 3.58 billion euros. Growth is stable and controlled, and the total staff consists of around 23,000 employees.
The word 'JYSK' has always been intentionally included in the company name. In Danish 'JYSK' designates anything or - like Lars Larsen - anybody from the Jutland Peninsula, and it is often associated with modesty, thoroughness and honesty - three values that Larsen himself has always identified with. JYSK stands for trustworthiness, and a deal is always a deal.