The Container Store® Thinks Outside the Box

Storage & Organization Retailer Expands use of Catalyst International, Inc. Software

Milwaukee, WI, March 2, 2007 — The Container Store, the nation’s originator and leading retailer of storage and organization products, headquartered in Coppell Texas, expands its use of the CatalystComplete™ supply chain software solution from Catalyst International, Inc. In addition to the CatalystCommand Warehouse Management, upgrade to the latest version 10, the retailer will implement Slotting Optimization, Transportation Management and Supplier Quality solutions to improve execution speed and quality across their supply chain. The solution will manage and optimize The Container Store’s expanding retail network and direct-to-consumer distribution channels.

“With the expansion of our store network and increased sales volume, the effectiveness and speed of our distribution network is more critical than ever in delivering the high level of customer service that we’re known for,” says Christy Parra, Director of Logistics Systems for The Container Store. “We recognize the importance of continuously upgrading our software solutions to meet the increasing needs of our business.”

“The Container Store is well known for their industry leading practices in Employee and Vendor Relationships.” Michael Eleftheriou, CEO of Catalyst International, Inc. says “We are pleased and proud that The Container Store has decided to proceed with the upgrade to the latest version of Catalyst Software Suite, and we are certain that our solution and its implementation will contribute to the Container Store’s mission critical supply chain efficiency.”

About The Container Store

The Container Store currently has 39 locations across the country. In 2007, the retailer will open its second store in Denver (Cherry Creek), on Sept. 15 and its first in the greater Philadelphia market area (Cherry Hill, NJ) on Nov. 3. The Container Store offers free closet design services every day in its stores and online using elfa, the premiere shelving and drawer system. Visit for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. The Container Store has been named to the top of FORTUNE magazine’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the past eight years. Sales for fiscal year 2006 are projected at an excess of $500 million. The Container Store is privately held.

About Catalyst International, Inc.

Catalyst International, Inc. is a software and services company specializing in building and implementing business solutions for the enterprises’ needs in supply chain execution, planning, and management. These solutions are based on its comprehensive, open architecture, integrated suite of software, which offers Warehouse WMS, Yard YMS, Labor LMS, and Transportation TMS Management, as well as Slotting, RFID, and Inventory Optimization; on its Best-Of-Breed, and SAP services practice. Catalyst’s solutions cater to the enterprises’ complex distribution networks in the retail, manufacturing, life sciences, process, and consumer packaged good sectors; and parts distribution for the automotive, aerospace, and electronics. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Catalyst has its EMEA headquarters in London, and is represented in Italy, Mexico, Latin America, Canada, China, and India, and implements programs for clients around the world. For more information, call toll-free 800-236-4600 or visit

For More Information

Contact: Michael Eleftheriou
Phone: 414-362-6785
Contact: Katherine Burke
Phone: 414-362-4033