JYSK is an international retail chain that sells "everything for the home"; it is owned by its founder, Lars Larsen, who is known throughout Denmark as a top seller with an "exceptional offer". In 1979, when he opened his first store in Denmark's second largest city - Aarhus - where, incidentally, the store still exists - Larsen had great ambitions, but he didn't even expect his business to grow so quickly. Larsen successfully opened several JYSK Sengetøjslager stores (original store name until 2001) throughout Denmark, and in 1984 opened the first store abroad in neighboring Germany. Currently, the JYSK group comprises 2,200 stores in the following 37 countries around the world. In Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Iceland, Canada, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine , Kosovo, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Romania, France, Great Britain, Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Serbia, Armenia, Indonesia and Montenegro.