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What Do Container Store, Costco, and Whole Foods Have in Common? (Besides Their Success)

While the national debate about the minimum wage still rages (see 1) — and many retailers oppose any increase, some retail chains have gained a competitive edge through higher wages. They believe that happy employees mean happy customers. Three such … Continue reading

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The Retail Employers on Fortune’s 2013 “Best Companies to Work For” List

Each year, Fortune publishes a list of the best 100 employers in the United States. A number of these “best” employers are retailers. These are the retailers (in the order of their Fortune ranking) on the 2013 top 100 employer … Continue reading

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The Container Store: From Start-Up to Industry Leader

As MSNBC reports: “The Container Store opened its doors in 1978 filled with products like colorful milk crates, straw baskets, and other organizational items. Since then, the company has opened locations from coast to coast. We sat down with co-founder … Continue reading

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The Container Store’s Val Richardson

Val Richardson is a vice-president of The Container Store and a veteran of retailing. [Please note: This video is 13:30 minutes.]

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