Utah’s initial Container Store by a (lots of) numbers

October 17, 2014 - storage organizer

Murray » There’s a new diagnosis in city for Utahns who humour from clutter, disaster and disorganization.

The Container Store, a inhabitant tradesman of storage and organizational products, will open a initial Utah store on Saturday during a Fashion Place Mall in Murray.


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More than lots of dull boxes

The Container Store, a inhabitant tradesman of storage and organizational products, will open a initial Utah store on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Where » Fashion Place Mall, 6191 S. State, Murray; (East side in a former Macy’s)

Hours » Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

Opening day » Festivities start Saturday during 9:30 a.m. Doors strictly open during 10 a.m. Prizes awarded during a tip of any hour on Saturday and Sunday with a possibility to win a $1,000 space makeover both days.

Online » containerstore.com


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Tell one of a well-trained employees “your symptoms,” either it’s a close closet, a pell-mell fondle room, a confused pantry, and they’ll uncover we a box, bag, basket, can, jar, offshoot or some other complement that can make it orderly, pronounced Container Store worker Karen Hartman.

“What we give people is a present of time,” pronounced a consultant organizer, who trafficked to Utah to sight new employees.

She pronounced a normal chairman spends 55 mins any day looking for unnoticed keys, shoes, bills, photos and other stuff. When bedrooms are orderly and equipment are simply found, “that’s time we get behind in your day,” she said. “It’s time we get to do what we want.”

For those who have never listened of The Container Store, here’s a relapse — by a numbers — of a association and a new location.

25,000 » The block feet of a Murray store, that took over a mark before assigned by Macy’s.

10,000 » That’s how many opposite equipment are in any store. They operation in distance from a 1-by-1/2-inch cosmetic box for little equipment like earrings to a vast 50-pound dry food safe to store, rice flour and other staples. There’s also elfa — The Container Store’s disdainful modular shelving and drawer system.

16 » The store sells equipment in 16 categories: kitchen, bath, closet, office, present packaging, laundry, trash, shelving, containers, hooks, boxes, food storage, ubiquitous storage, laundry, collections (think photos and scrapbooks) and elfa.

1978 » The year that Chairman and CEO Kip Tindell and Chairman Emeritus Garret Boone non-stop a initial Container Store in Dallas.


68 » The Utah store is No. 68 for a company. Store No. 69 in Chicago and 70 in Glendale, Arizona, will open in a few months.

45 » The series of employees who will work during a Utah store. Fortune Magazine has listed The Container Store as one of a “100 Best Companies to Work For” any of a final 15 years. One of a reasons is worker advantages and pay, that are 50 to 100 percent above a attention average.

263 » The hours of training a full-time worker will get in a initial year. That’s compared to a attention normal of seven. Part-time employees will get an normal of 171.

1 » For a grand opening on Saturday, one “super fan” was selected. It’s Salt Lake City proprietor Colleen Chytka and she will get a VIP treatment, including being initial in line with a special golden selling transport filled with gifts.

10 percent » The Container Store will present 10 percent of grand-opening weekend sales from a Salt Lake City store to Ballet West.

414 » Utahns have had to expostulate 414 miles to Las Vegas — or 532 to Denver — to get a nearest Container Store. Until now.

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