As of Dec 31, 2016, the company operated 86 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

In fiscal 2015, the company opened 9 new stores and relocated 1 store. During the first nine months of fiscal 2016, the company opened 7 new stores. In fiscal 2016, The Container Store plans to open 8 new stores, including one relocation. The company believes there is long-term potential for a US footprint of at least 300 stores, and expects to grow square footage by at least 12% per year in new and existing markets.

All stores are leased, and average approximately 19,000 selling square feet and 25,000 overall sq ft. Leases generally have an initial term of 10 to 15 years, with renewal options that generally range from 5 to 15 years.

TTM20152014201320122011
Stores867970635853
Store growth11.7%12.9%11.1%8.6%9.4%8.2%
Total gross square feet (M)2,1501,9751,7501,5751,4501,325
Total gross square feet growth11.7%12.9%11.1%8.6%9.4%8.2%
Avg store gross sq ft25,00025,00025,00025,00025,00025,000
Avg store gross sq ft growth0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%