Supporting AIDS Walk New York

By Mario S., Loss Preventio...

Jul 25, 2014 | 30 comments

GMHC’s AIDS Walk NY has been such an important cause to The Container Store employees in the New York area for so many years – and we were so proud to have our Sixth Avenue, Lexington Avenue, Westbury, and White Plains stores in New York, as well as our Paramus, New Jersey store take part. When I joined the company about five years ago and saw how dedicated everyone was to participating in the AIDS Walk, I knew I wanted to be a part of this great cause as well. There is such a sense of unity and support from […]

Bringing our Vendors and Community ...

By The Container Store

Jul 16, 2014

We were excited to bring together two of our stakeholders as part of our vendor Kronos’ annual conference that was held this year in our hometown of Dallas. Recognizing our […]

2014 Soap Box Derby

By The Container Store

Jul 12, 2014

Our annual Soap Box Derby competition at our Home Office and Distribution Center is a time-honored tradition. All of our departments get together each year and create a highly creative, […]

Teacher Sweepstakes – Comment to ...

By The Container Store

Jul 7, 2014

We believe that teachers are everyday heroes and play an incredibly important role inspiring children everywhere to study hard, learn a lot, and then go on to do great and […]

Nominate a Retail Game-Changer!

By The Container Store

Jun 30, 2014

  Coinciding with Retail’s BIG Show, the National Retail Federation Foundation will host its inaugural gala on Sunday, January 11th in New York City. We’re so excited that Kip – […]

What’s Your Happy Place?

By Kip Tindell, Chairman an...

Jun 23, 2014

We really do have the BEST customers on the planet! And it sure does bring a smile to our faces when we hear you say things like, “The Container Store […]

Conscious Capitalism from our Emplo...

By The Container Store

Jun 18, 2014

How do you know that Conscious Capitalism really works? Just ask Charlie L., a full-time sales employee in our Cherry Creek store in Denver. He surprised and delighted us all […]

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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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