What Is the Container Store?


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The Container Store offers storage and organization products. It also provides complimentary design services in the store, online or on the phone with the purchase of a home organization system.

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The Container Store opened in 1978 in Texas. The first store outside of Texas opened in Atlanta, Georgia. The products help consumers organize almost any area of their homes or offices. The Container Store’s solutions are especially suitable for newlyweds and new homeowners who need to save space.

Customers of the Container Store can purchase closets and the home organization system, Elfa. Elfa International was a Swedish corporation that the Container Store acquired in 1999. The Container Store customers can also buy a custom closet solution with additional features, such as solid drawers and lighting. Shoppers can save time by shopping online or calling and picking up their orders at any Container Store.

As of 2014, the Container Store has 67 locations in the United States. Its annual revenue is nearly $800 million. The Container Store has appeared on Fortune’s list of “100 Best Places to Work in America” several times. In 2007, the Container Store announced that a private equity firm in Los Angeles acquired a majority stake in the company.

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