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Jacey Durham Caitlin Hawkins Brittany White
History In 1978, Kip Tindell, Garrett Boone and John Mullen opened a retail store in hopes of offering an exceptional and diverse mix of products devoted to helping people simplify their lives. With a clear vision of the retail store they wanted to create, there was a first year start-up investment of only $35,000. In 1978, most of the products The Container Store sold came from commercial or industrial manufacturers, and had never been sold in a retail environment. Original store was 1600 square feet which by 1980 expanded twice. Today, locations coast to coast, stores average 25,000 square with more than 10,000 innovative products to help customers save space and save them time.
What is it all about? “We're a company known for impeccable customer service and expert salespeople. We're a company that insists on having fun. Simply put, we approach retail differently. In fact, for these reasons and more, we've been at the top of FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies To Work For In America" eight years in a row.” Mission: “is to support our stores so that they are able to do what is most important in retail — serve our customers' needs” The store layout is divided into lifestyle sections marked with brightly colored banners such as Closet, Kitchen, Office and Laundry. Wherever you look in the store, there's always someone in a blue apron who's ready to help solve everything.
Products The container Store has almost any and every container you can image. Toothbrush holders, desk drawers, kitchen necessities (table accessories, drawer organizers), travel products (backpacks, cosmetics and toiletries), office supplies (paper storage, file storage). Assortment of colors to choose from
Locations and Growth There are currently 40 locations in 18 markets from coast to coast, and each is as organized as the products it offers. Retail locations range from Oregon, California, Georgia and Florida to Washington DC and New York. New retail openings are now in Colorado, and future openings in Arkansas, Fairview Texas and New Jersey. 20% annual sales growth increase every year since 1978.
Competitors IKEA. More people know about IKEA and their main merchandise assortment. Locations in North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific. Stores across the world spread the word and the product. Bed Bath & Beyond. #1superstore domestics retailer in the U.S. 825 stores in 46 states and Puerto Rico. Very commonly known. Linens n’ Things. Linens 'n Things, Inc. is one of the leading, national large-format retailers of home textiles, house wares and decorative home accessories. They operate over 500 stores in 47 states and six Canadian provinces. Tupperware. Tupperware hosts parties to help spread the word and get greater customer base. Innovative and surprising solutions for the kitchens and homes with an up-to-date function and design.
Advantages One stop shopping Expert Help. Garage, storage, closet. Gives helpful tips from experts on how to update any room with new and exciting ideas. Plan a space. Choose a room, measure, and design. Season specialties. This season is stocking stuffers. The container store online has a specific tab for each seasons new ideas. Some examples include Tea Light rotary candleholder, floral nylon shopping bag, luggage tags, ceramic piggy bank, etc. Highly qualified workforce- 241 hours of training.
Plan Your Space Online Choose a space you wish to organize Closet, Home Office, Garage, Pantry Measure the space and put in dimensions Measure dimensions of the space you wish to organize and choose shelving, racks and hanging bars Choose colors White, Platinum, Birch, Walnut, White/Platinum, White/Walnut, Platinum/Birch Design with an expert!!
Career Opportunities Motivated and enthusiastic are just two of the adjectives used to describe employees at The Container Store. Employees are our greatest asset. Whether it's a salesperson in one of our stores, a buyer at the home office or a member of our distribution center team, The Container Store puts the highest level of attention on our employees.