2011 FORTUNE Celebration
A Four Letter WordPosted on Mar 10, 2014
While conducting one-on-one meetings and annual performance reviews with my team – the Overnight Shift at our Distribution Center – I have reflected on the success of The Container [...]
Join Us at Conscious Capitalism 201...Posted on Mar 7, 2014
Interested in learning all about Conscious Capitalism and how it can benefit your organization? Join us in San Diego April 9-11 for Conscious Capitalism 2014! This exciting two-day event [...]
Kip’s Organized OfficePosted on Mar 4, 2014
What does the office of the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products look like? Well, it’s organized of course! The foundation of the space is our favorite product, [...]
Love from the BlogospherePosted on Feb 25, 2014
We’re super excited about the love we’ve been receiving from the blogosphere! Jared Latigo recently visited The Container Store for the first time and shared all about his experience – [...]
Congrats to our Winners!Posted on Feb 19, 2014
Congratulations to the 10 winners of our January What We Stand For campaign sweepstakes! Last month, we asked our readers to watch our videos all about how The Container Store [...]
Happy National We Love Our Employee...Posted on Feb 13, 2014
Happy National We Love Our Employees Day!! It’s our tradition to celebrate February 14 as a day of appreciation and love for all our employees. But this year, we found [...]
What Great Brands DoPosted on Feb 11, 2014
Looking for your next great read? We’d suggest checking out author and speaker Denise Lee Yohn’s new book, What Great Brands Do. The book identifies the seven key principles behind [...]
15 Years on FORTUNE’s “100 Best...Posted on Jan 16, 2014
We have landed at #28 on FORTUNE magazine’s annual list of “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and we couldn’t be more excited!! You can see details and features [...]
What if everyone associated
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For us, it’s not just a question. It’s what we work to achieve in all that we do for each of our stakeholders – our EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS, VENDORS, the [...]
Celebrating 10 Years in NYCPosted on Jan 4, 2014
It’s hard to believe, but 10 years ago, The Container Store opened its doors for the first time in New York City – it feels like just yesterday that Mayor [...]
- Our Story
- Employee-First Culture
- Our Foundation Principles
- Commitment to our Communities
- Vendor Partnerships
- Commitment to the Environment
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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