The world's largest furniture company built its empire on cardboard
Francis Tseng

In 2012, IKEA rolled out a game-changing invention that may have escaped the attention of most shoppers. As part of its "Low Handling Material" initiative, new lightweight platforms hold up stacks of products throughout IKEA's self-serve areas. The key difference is that the platforms, which double as shipping pallets, are now made of corrugated cardboard instead...