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The Container Store

The Container Store

The Container Store is a retail chain based in Coppell, TX that specializes in storage and organizational products. Its mission is to simplify lives by saving customers' space, therefore saving them time. With over 10,000 items in stock, the company truly reaches this goal. It houses a wide selection of products across categories like bath, closet, garage, kitchen, laundry and office. The store carries merchandise for specific categories such as dorm for college students who have a real need for optimizing space, and travel for those on-the-go needing to maximize luggage space. The retailer offers excellent shelving options via elfa, a customizable shelving system. It prides itself not only in its expertise in storage solutions but also in its commitment to its employees, a helpful and knowledgeable staff available for any organizational problems or gift-wrapping ideas. The Container Store sells its merchandise and gift cards both in-store and online.

The Container Store - Saving space since 1978

Back in the 1970s, organizational products were mostly available for commercial use. However, founders and former co-workers Garrett Boone and Kip Tindell saw potential in the storage business for the common household after spotting storage bins at a trade show. After much trouble finding suppliers, the two finally succeeded in launching The Container Store in Dallas, TX in 1978. The new concept proved to be so successful that by 1989, the company had seven stores in Texas and its first out-of-state store in Atlanta, GA only a year later. In 1999 the company acquired Elfa International, a Swedish manufacturer of wire shelving and drawer systems, a valuable investment that now accounts for more than 10% of the store’s annual sales. Today, Tindell and Boone still serve as CEO/Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of a successful chain that employs 6,000 workers in 60 stores across 20 states.

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