Left to right: Ikea’s Javier Quiñones, Lars Petersson and Tolga Öncü.

Ikea said that Lars Petersson, its country U.S. retail manager, has decided to retire from Ikea retail U.S. after 36 years with the company.

“On behalf of all co-workers, we thank Lars for his 36 years of dedication and contributions across multiple roles and markets, including Sweden, Italy, Japan and the U.S.,” said Tolga Öncü, retail operations manager, Ingka Group, a strategic partner and the largest franchisee of the Ikea franchisee system. “He has always served as a great leader, co-worker and role…