The Container Store Organizes Employee Wedding at Headquarters

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue – And Boxes Too!

The Container Store’s unofficial mascot representing the flexibility one must have in retail, Gumby, made a surprise appearance as the couple exited the reception. (Photo: Business Wire)

DALLAS--()--The Container Store, the nation’s originator and leading retailer of storage and organization products, celebrated the wedding of two 25+ year tenured employees from the retailer’s Distribution Center, Greg Arechar and Lety Covarrubias yesterday at The Container Store’s Headquarters.

The Container Store’s atrium served as the backdrop for the ceremony and was outfitted with the retailer’s storage and organization products. The couple was married in front of the retailer’s product wall where white products were showcased with touches of blue, including Blue QBO® Modular Steel Cubes creatively positioned as a lectern during the ceremony

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus Garrett Boone, an ordained officiant, led the ceremony at The Container Store’s headquarters. Chairman, CEO and co-founder, Kip Tindell, and his wife, Sharon Tindell, Chief Merchandising Officer, were in attendance along with hundreds of Lety and Greg’s TCS colleagues, friends and family, including the couple’s children who served as Best Man and Maid of Honor. A collection of readings were delivered during the ceremony, including a reading by Kip Tindell from Uncontainable, his new book focused on The Container Store’s culture, Foundation Principles and Conscious Capitalism.

“We feel special when we come to work and are so humbled by the outpouring of love and support,” said Lety Covarrubias. “Our love started at The Container Store and I wouldn’t want to have my wedding anywhere else.”

A reception followed in The Container Store’s on-site cafeteria – the Gumby Café – and featured hors d’oeuvres such as coconut shrimp with sweet chili glaze, mini chicken taquitos with garlic aioli and beef empanadas with chipotle aioli, served from the retailer’s colorful products. Gumby, The Container Store’s unofficial mascot (representing that you have to be flexible in retail) made a surprise appearance as the couple excited the reception.

Lety and Greg met in The Container Store’s Distribution Center in Dallas over 25 years ago. After 23 years together and two fabulous children – both who work at The Container Store – the couple decided it was time to make their union official. At the retailer’s Service Awards event this past summer at the Ritz Carlton honoring employees with tenure of 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years, Greg proposed to Lety with the help of Amy Carovillano, The Container Store’s Vice President of Distribution and Logistics.

When the floor was open to honorees, Greg waited his turn for the microphone and got down on one knee and proposed to his love of over 20 years. Lety said “yes” and their engagement news spread fast with wedding plans quickly underway. When asked where this long-awaited dream wedding would take place, the couple just couldn’t contain themselves – it had to be at The Container Store.

In the spirit of The Container Store’s employee-first workplace and devotion to their Foundation Principles, colleagues and vendors started chipping in with the generosity of spirit the retailer’s culture is known for. The Container Store has been successful in creatively crafting mutually beneficial relationships with their partners and vendors by doing everything possible to truly “fill their baskets to the brim” and is pleased to know that in return their vendors and partners have supported and assisted with the couple’s special occasion:

  • David’s Bridal - a $1,000 gift card towards Lety’s wedding dress
  • Wedding Paper Divas, a division of Shutterfly and Tiny Prints, graciously donated wedding invitations, programs and personalized napkins for the reception.
  • Cebolla Fine Flowers of Dallas provided all of the floral for the ceremony and reception and M C Fina generously donated a pair of crystal champagne flutes to the bride and groom.
  • Eurest, The Container Store’s food supplier, donated catering for the reception.
  • Hot Chocolates, Custom Cakes & Handmade Chocolates as well as TLC Event Rentals provided discounts on their services and products for the ceremony and reception.

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 storage and organization category of retailing. The company originated the concept of storage and organization retailing when it opened its first store in 1978. Today, the retailer has 69 store locations nationwide that each average 25,000 square feet. The Container Store has over 10,000 products to help customers save space and, ultimately, save them time. As the pace of modern life accelerates and being organized is not a luxury anymore but a necessity, The Container Store is devoted to making customers more productive, relaxed and happier by selling customized, complete solutions. Since its inception, the retailer has nurtured an employee-first culture and couples its one-of-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® – 15 years in a row. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. To find out more about The Container Store’s unique culture, Foundation Principles and devotion to Conscious Capitalism, visit the retailer’s blog at www.whatwestandfor.com.

Contacts

The Container Store
Casey Shilling, 972-538-6621
pr@containerstore.com

Release Summary

The Container Store celebrated the wedding of two 25+ year tenured employees from the retailer’s Distribution Center.

Contacts

The Container Store
Casey Shilling, 972-538-6621
pr@containerstore.com