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JYSK memories: Hello Slovakia, store 2,000 and new handbook

Date: 09/11/2021

Author: Anders Græsbøll Buch, Communications Consultant, JYSK

Category: History

A lot has happened in JYSK since the first store opened in Denmark in 1979. has been in the archives to see how the world of JYSK looked like in the past.

jysk memories

  • “JYSK memories” is a quarterly throwback on We celebrate our history and progress and take a look at what happened through the years.

15 years ago

Slovakia opening

In October 2006, JYSK opened the first store in Trencin, Slovakia. Even though the pavement outside the store was not completed, enthusiastic Slovak customers overran the store.

9 years ago

Store 2,000 in Norway

In the northern part of Norway, JYSK is also present, and in September 2012, JYSK opened store number 2,000 in Leknes on the island group of Lofoten.

On the opening day, JYSK gave away 2,000 free pillows for all the customers and two JYSK mascots visited the store.  

5 years ago


A new improved handbook called the Visual Merchandising catalogue was launched. The catalogue guides stores on how best to present products in a more attractive way and, thereby, to increase sales. GO JYSK went behind the scenes at the photoshoot for the new catalogue.

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A Store Manager with a successful attitude

11/08/2022 - visited Gordana Jernejšek, Store Manager in the great performing store in Celje, Slovenia.

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05/08/2022 - In this special edition of JYSK memories, we celebrate our founder Lars Larsen.


JYSK benefits from cooperation with master’s degree

02/08/2022 - The first class has just completed the master's degree at Aarhus University, which JYSK is a part of.

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