The Container Store Group Inc is a specialty retailer of storage and organization products in the United States and the only national retailer solely devoted to the category. It provides creative, multifunctional, customizable storage and organization solutions that helps its customers save time, save space and improve the quality of their lives. Its stores are organized into 17 distinct lifestyle departments. The products sold in each department are box, closets, collections, containers, elfa, food storage, gift packaging, hooks, among others. All of its merchandise flows through a centralized distribution center prior to transport to its retail stores. It competes with such retailers on the basis of vendor relationships, product selection, product quality, brand recognition, price, customer service, effective consumer marketing and promotional activities, and the ability to identify and satisfy emerging consumer preferences, among other things. The Container Store, Contain Yourself, Foundation Principles, POP! Perfectly Organized Perks, TCS Closets, Contained Home, and elfa ate the Company's trademarks. The Company is subject to labor and employment laws, laws governing truth-in-advertising, privacy laws, safety regulations and other laws, including consumer protection regulations, such as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, that regulate retailers and govern the promotion and sale of merchandise and the operation of stores and warehouse facilities.