Heart Centered Leadership – a great read!

By The Container Store

Apr 24, 2014 | 3 comments

We love Susan Steinbrecher’s new book – Heart-Centered Leadership! If you’re looking for a smart business book all about creating an organization that attracts and keeps the very best and brightest employees, this is a great read. In fact, here’s what Kip, our CEO, had to say after reading the book: “The world of business desperately needs more heart-centered leadership. Focusing on an employee’s whole self and creating an environment of trust and support will undoubtedly allow each person to unleash their creative genius to the benefit of everyone associated with the organization. Operating this way is not only enriching […]

Leaders We Love: Eleanor Roosevelt

By Rebecca P., Area Directo...

Apr 21, 2014

  *This is part of our “Leaders We Love” series. Learn more about it. I’ve always felt one person can make a difference in this world. Whether as an elementary […]

Annual Chili Cook-Off

By The Container Store

Apr 7, 2014

Our annual Chili Cook-Off is one of the highlights of our year and certainly adds a major Air of Excitement to our Stores, Office and Distribution Center with fun team […]

120 Most-Trusted Brands

By The Container Store

Apr 3, 2014

We’re proud to be listed among Entrepreneur’s 120 Most-Trusted Brands – what a celebration! And we’re certainly in good company with other fantastic retail leaders like Whole Foods Market, Trader […]

Leaders We Love: Sheryl Sandberg

By Christina W., Area Direc...

Mar 31, 2014

*This is part of our “Leaders We Love” series. Learn more about it. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg has such a powerful wake, we had not one, but TWO of our leaders […]

Share the Love Contest Winners

By The Container Store

Mar 28, 2014

Thank you to the thousands (yes, literally THOUSANDS of you) who took the time to leave a love note for our employees on our blog in celebration of National We […]

Are your daily habits harming your ...

By The Container Store

Mar 26, 2014
1 comment

  March is Brain Health Awareness Month – so what better time to learn how to think and work smarter? We’ve worked with our long-time partners at The University of […]

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  • Welcome
  • Welcome

    Hello! Since our doors opened in 1978, we’ve been a company full of heart and soul with what I like to call our “yummy” culture. We put our employees first and strive for excellence in everything we do. We want to be special, different, and to offer a retail experience unlike any other. Our blog is a place to celebrate our employees, our culture, our customers, our vendors and our commitment to our communities. So thank you for visiting, for sharing your thoughts and for being an even bigger part of what we stand for – organization with heart!

    Kip Tindell, Chairman and CEO

  • Our Story
  • Our Story

    On July 1, 1978, The Container Store opened its doors in a 1,600 square foot retail space in Dallas. The first store was filled with products that consumers couldn't find in any other retail environment. They were things like commercial parts bins, mailboxes, popcorn tins, burger baskets, milk crates and wire leaf burners. The product collection was quite unusual, but when used in a home or office, the solutions saved customers space and, ultimately, time.

  • Employee-First Culture
  • Putting Our Employees First

    At The Container Store, we firmly believe our employee is our #1 stakeholder. In doing so, employees take better care of customers and ultimately the shareholders benefit. It's a departure from what most other companies practice, yet it's been at the heart of our success since 1978.

  • Our Foundation Principles
  • Our Foundation Principles

    Not only was The Container Store built on great products, but it was structured around some fundamental values and philosophies about treating employees, customers and vendors with respect and dignity - we call them our Foundation Principles™. By understanding these principles, we can all act as a unit, working toward the same goal. Retail is far, far too situational to attempt to achieve a concerted effort through inflexible rules and policies.

  • Commitment to our Communities
  • Committed to Our Communities

    Since we opened our first store in 1978, we have proudly supported our stores' local communities. From product donations to employee volunteer time, we know the importance of being a good corporate neighbor. Today, The Container Store continues to give back to the community with a focus on supporting nonprofits that promote women's and children's well-being and health.

  • Vendor Partnerships
  • Our Vendor Partnerships

    These partnerships are key to our commitment to providing our customers the most innovative, high quality, differentiated products in the industry coupled with the utmost in customer service. And they have been especially important as we navigate this challenging economic time.

  • Commitment to the Environment
  • Our Commitment to the Environment

    We believe that there is no conflict between economic prosperity and environmental stewardship and, in fact, that the two are mutually dependent upon each other. Like many other companies, we embrace sustainability as a key to our economic future and feel businesses that do this will have a better relationship with all of their stakeholders and ultimately, be able to offer the best quality products at the lowest possible prices.

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