The Container Store® introduces new additions to elfa® décor® – its best-selling shelving and drawer system

The Container Store® introduces new additions to elfa® décor® – its best-selling shelving and drawer system

 

New Products Give Best-Selling Shelving and Drawer System a Fresh Look

DALLAS, 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Container Store® (NYSE: TCS), the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products, today (07/21/2017) introduces new additions to elfa® décor® – the retailer’s best-selling shelving and drawer system that has represented the core of its business for 39 years.

Brand new additions and features to elfa décor include:

  • elfa décor Drawer Fronts & Frames – made from solid birch construction, these integrate with existing elfa mesh or solid drawers to completely conceal clothing and accessories, providing an exceptionally clean look with sophisticated leather pulls.
  • elfa décor Mirror – perfectly sized to fit between elfa standards or uprights, the new mirror creates a convenient place to get ready in the morning without leaving the closet.
  • elfa décor Accessory Shelf– this shelf’s lipped design keeps accessories like jewelry, perfumes, plants or décor items organized and easy to see, but still partially contained.
  • elfa décor Gliding Tie & Belt Rack – includes integrated hooks for space-saving functionality to easily select ties and belts.
  • elfa Standard & Upright Cover – the cover’s flexible and matte-finish design creatively conceals the slots on any elfa standard or upright.

“Our customers love how any space, especially closets, can be transformed and personalized to fit their needs,” said Sharon Tindell, President and Chief Merchandising Officer of The Container Store. “We have worked on every detail to deliver a fresh look and more sophistication to suit their lifestyle by blending style and function with new décor elements.”

Available exclusively at The Container Store, the new décor elements can be added to an existing elfa space or designed in a new solution. The new additions to elfa give a fresh look to custom closets, work everywhere in the home and provide a seamless look to custom drawers from top to bottom.

Customers nationwide can enjoy the retailer’s FREE elfa® design services. The Container Store’s expert space and closet designers are available every day in-store, online or by phone to create customized storage and organization solutions for any area of the home or office.

About The Container Store

The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products – a concept they originated in 1978. Today, with locations nationwide, the retailer offers more than 11,000 products designed to save space and time, a suite of custom closet systems and an array of digital shopping services. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. Visit www.containerstore.com/blog for real solutions from the really organized and www.whatwestandfor.com to learn more about the company’s unique culture.

Contact:

Melanie Graham
972-538-6864
pr@containerstore.com

Source: The Container Store

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The Container Store® announces its #49 ranking on Fortune’s annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For

The Container Store Honored for 18th Consecutive Year on Fortune’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For (Photo: Business Wire)

Retailer Sustains Position on Employer of Choice List for 18 Years in a Row

DALLAS, 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Container Store® (NYSE:TCS), the nation’s originator and leading retailer of storage and organization products, announces its #49 ranking on Fortune’s annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. The announcement marks 18 consecutive years that the retailer has been included on the employer of choice list, which is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel towards leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience amongst co-workers.

“Being included on this prestigious list is an honor and a tribute to our incredible employees who make our workplace special and productive,” said Melissa Reiff, CEO, The Container Store. “Taking excellent care of our customers – and all of our stakeholders – begins with taking care of our employees and providing an environment of inspiration, innovation and agility. I am very appreciative of the creative work our employees do every day to make our company progressive and customer centric. As we strive to create an even better place to work and to shop, we will continue to operate our business through the lens of our Foundation Principles and our commitment to conscious leadership in everything we do.”

As part of today’s announcement, Fortune also recognized the retailer for its 1 Great Person = 3 Good People Foundation Principle, which contributes to creating a culture that brings out the best in employees and makes them feel that everyone matters. They also mentioned that The Container Store offers health insurance for part-time employees, paid sabbaticals and 263 hours of training for full-time employees in their first year. Over the past year, Great Place to Work® and Fortunehave released additional top workplace lists in which the retailer was honored, including the Best Workplaces in Texasand Best Workplaces for Women. To find out more about the company’s unique employee first culture, approach to business and career opportunities, visit www.whatwestandfor.com or www.containerstore.com/careers.

List Methodology

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ companies with more than 1,000 employees. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees – measured and ranked through analysis of the results of Great Place to Work’s Trust Index© survey and Culture Audit© questionnaire.

Through the Trust Index©, employees anonymously assess their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees’ personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Companies’ results on the Trust Index© survey are compared to peer organizations of like size and complexity. The Culture Audit© includes detailed questions about benefits, programs and practices.

To be considered for the Best Workplaces lists, companies must become Great Place to Work-Certified™. Details are available at https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certification.

About The Container Store

The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products – a concept they originated in 1978. Today, with locations nationwide, the retailer offers more than 11,000 products designed to save space and time, a suite of custom closet systems and an array of digital shopping services. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. Visit www.containerstore.com/blog for real solutions from the really organized and www.whatwestandfor.com to learn more about the company’s unique culture.

About Great Place to Work:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists. Great Place to Work provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents.

Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

Source: The Container Store

The Container Store
Melanie Graham, 972-538-6864
publicrelations@containerstore.com

The Container Store rolls out annual giving program Holiday Hugs benefiting children’s hospitals nationwide

COPPELL, Texas, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Container Store (NYSE:TCS) announces the continuation of its annual, nationwide signature giving program, Holiday Hugs. The retailer is partnering with children’s hospitals across the country to collect and deliver new, unwrapped gifts to young patients who are spending the holidays away from home.

Customers can participate in the Holiday Hugs program by dropping off new, unwrapped books, small toys and games, toiletries, gift cards and kid-friendly stocking stuffers in collection bins at the retailer’s 84 stores nationwide between now and December 18th. Employees from each store will then volunteer their time to package the donated gifts into custom Holiday Hugs Sacks and deliver them to their partner hospital the week of December 19th. The retailer will also host a collection drive at their Home Office and Distribution Center in Coppell, Texas.

“Every holiday season, The Container Store embraces the spirit of giving by helping those in need in our local communities,” said Melissa Reiff, Chief Executive Officer of The Container Store. “Imagine how difficult it would be if your child, or a child in your life, had to spend the holiday season in the hospital. Our Holiday Hugs program is an easy way to bring joy to these young patients and their families through this gesture of love from everyone associated with The Container Store.”

For more information about the Holiday Hugs program, please visit standfor.containerstore.com/holidayhugs.

Children’s hospitals nationwide receiving gifts from the Holiday Hugs program include:

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (Orlando)
  • Banner Diamond Children’s Medical Center (Tucson)
  • Blank Children’s Hospital (Des Moines)
  • Blythedale Children’s Hospital (Yonkers and White Plains, NY)
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Children’s Hospital & Medical Center (Omaha)
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado (Denver)
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Children’s Medical Center Dallas
  • Children’s Medical Center Plano
  • Children’s Mercy (Kansas City, MO)
  • Children’s Minnesota
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children’s National Health System (Washington D.C. Area)
  • CHOC Children’s (Orange County, CA)
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Cook Children’s Medical Center (Fort Worth)
  • Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (Austin)
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital (Providence)
  • Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (Miami)
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (Tampa)
  • Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital a member of Hackensack Meridian Health (New Jersey)
  • Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai (New York City)
  • Levine Children’s Hospital (Charlotte, NC)
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (Palo Alto)
  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, OH)
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Delaware)
  • OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (Portland, OR)
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
  • Riley Hospital for Children: Riley Cheer Guild (Indianapolis)
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Sunrise Children’s Hospital (Las Vegas)
  • Swedish Medical Center Foundation (Seattle)
  • Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston)
  • The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
  • UC Davis Children’s Hospital (Sacramento)
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • UNC Children’s Hospital (Raleigh, NC)
  • Winthrop University Hospital (Long Island, NY)

About The Container Store

The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products and the only retailer solely devoted to the category. The company originated the concept of storage and organization of retailing when it opened its first store in 1978. Today, the retailer has 84 store locations nationwide that each average 25,000 square feet. The Container Store has over 11,000 products – many of them multifunctional – to help customers save space and, ultimately, save them time. Since its inception, the retailer has nurtured an employee-first culture and couples its one-of-a-kind product collection with a high level of customer service delivered by its highly trained organization experts. The Company has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For® 17 years in a row. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered and the retailer’s new lifestyle blog, Container Stories (containerstore.com/blog). To find out more about The Container Store’s unique culture, Foundation Principles and devotion to Conscious Capitalism, visit the retailer’s culture blog at www.whatwestandfor.com or read Chairman & Co-Founder Kip Tindell’s book UNCONTAINABLE: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives (available at The Container Store, www.uncontainable.com and anywhere books are sold).

Contact:

Melanie Graham
972-538-6864
publicrelations@containerstore.com

Source: The Container Store

The Container Store® announces partnership with U.S. Fund for UNICEF during “Get Your Life Together” summer sale campaign

Retailer accepting donations in-store and online to help raise funds for UNICEF’s education programs for children around the world

DALLAS, 2016-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Container Store® (NYSE:TCS), the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products, today announced the launch of its partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF during the retailer’s “Get Your Life Together” summer sale campaign. Between now and September 5th, The Container Store customers can make a monetary donation in-store or online, with the goal of raising $250,000 to support UNICEF’s work to ensure that no matter where they live, every child has access to a quality education.

“We are proud to partner with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF during this time of year when organizing busy family lives and preparing children for back-to-school is on our customers’ minds,” said Melissa Reiff, CEO, The Container Store. “We know that a quality education is perhaps a child’s strongest barrier against poverty and every donation counts to help make an impact on a child’s school experience. We look forward to teaming up with our wonderful customers to help improve the lives of children around the world during our summer sale campaign.”

According to UNICEF:

  • Just $1 can provide 8 children with pencils and notebooks.
  • $6 can provide self-learning materials for a child who can’t attend school because it’s unsafe.
  • $20 can provide a double-sided chalkboard, two dusters and 100 chalk sticks.
  • $209 can buy a School-in-a-Box for 40 students to carry on classes during an emergency.

“As families in the United States prepare to send their children back to school in the Fall, we urge them to keep in mind the 124 million children and adolescents around the world who have never had the chance to attend school or who have been forced to drop out,” said Caryl M. Stern, president & CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “We are grateful to The Container Store team for their commitment to help UNICEF support every child’s right to learn and reach their full potential.”

To promote the “Get Your Life Together” summer sale campaign and partnership in support of UNICEF, The Container Store will include messaging throughout its campaign communications, which includes direct mail, customer emails, social media and online marketing. For more information about The Container Store and UNICEF’s partnership, visit The Container Store’s culture blog whatwestandfor.com/unicef.

About UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first.UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.

About The Container Store

The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products and the only retailer solely devoted to the category. The company originated the concept of storage and organization of retailing when it opened its first store in 1978. Today, the retailer has 80 store locations nationwide that each average 25,000 square feet. The Container Store has over 11,000 products – many of them multifunctional – to help customers save space and, ultimately, save them time. Since its inception, the retailer has nurtured an employee-first culture and couples its one-of-a-kind product collection with a high level of customer service delivered by its highly trained organization experts. The Company has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For® 17 years in a row. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered and the retailer’s new lifestyle blog, Container Stories (containerstore.com/blog). To find out more about The Container Store’s unique culture, Foundation Principles and devotion to Conscious Capitalism, visit the retailer’s culture blog at www.whatwestandfor.com or read Chairman & co-founder Kip Tindell’s book UNCONTAINABLE: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives (available at The Container Store, www.uncontainable.com and anywhere books are sold).

Contact:

Casey Shilling
972-538-6621
PR@containerstore.com

Source: The Container Store

The Container Store Chairman and CEO Kip Tindell elected Chairman of the NRF Board of Directors and Chairman of its Executive Committee

The Container Store Chairman and CEO Kip Tindell Elected Chairman of NRF Board of Directors

NEW YORK, 2015-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced that The Container Store Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kip Tindell has been elected Chairman of the NRF Board of Directors and Chairman of its Executive Committee. Tindell succeeds NRF’s immediate past Chairman, Stephen I. Sadove, chairman and chief executive officer of Saks, Inc. (retired). Tindell was elected at the Board of Directors meeting held Sunday during NRF’s 104th Annual Convention and EXPO, Retail’s BIG Show.

Mindy Grossman was elected vice chairman of the board. Tindell and Grossman will join NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay to comprise NRF’s leadership team. Each board officer will serve a two-year term.

“NRF, its staff and the industry at large will benefit greatly from Kip’s dedication, professionalism and leadership over the next two years as we already have for the time he’s been a part of NRF’s Board of Directors,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “We are honored to welcome our new chairman and our newly – and re-elected board members as we continue to work with Capitol Hill on policies that directly impact one of the biggest industries in the world, while simultaneously learning more about the constantly-changing retail landscape.”

Newly elected board members:

  • Marla Beck, co-founder and chief executive officer, Bluemercury Inc.
  • Pauline Brown, chairman, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.
  • Gunther Bright, executive vice president, American Express, Merchant Services – U.S.
  • Rick J. Caruso, chief executive officer, Caruso Affiliated
  • Curtis Picard, executive director, Retail Association of Maine

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. NRF.com

Kathy Grannis
(202) 783-7971
press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

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The Container Store Chairman and CEO Kip Tindell elected Chairman of the NRF Board of Directors and Chairman of its Executive Committee

The Container Store Chairman and CEO Kip Tindell elected Chairman of the NRF Board of Directors and Chairman of its Executive Committee