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The Container Store and Southwest Airlines Help Travelers Wrap Up the Holidays

12/21/2016

Retailer Wraps Gifts for Free At Ten Airports Nationwide on Thursday, December 22nd

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Container Store® and Southwest Airlines® are teaming up to surprise and delight travelers at 10 airports nationwide with complimentary gift wrapping on Thursday, December 22nd from 10:00 am3:00 pm. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) advises passengers not to wrap their gifts in carry-on or checked luggage for screening purposes, leaving many travelers packing their bags with unwrapped gifts. The Container Store and Southwest Airlines will spread a little joy and holiday cheer by surprising and delighting travelers as they share their expert gift packaging tips while wrapping up travelers’ gifts – big or small – in the following airports:

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  • Chicago (Midway) International Airport (MDW)
  • Dallas (Love Field) (DAL)
  • Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
  • Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
  • Lambert-St Louis International Airport (SJC)
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA)
  • Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC)

“The Container Store and Southwest Airlines are both passionate about surprising and delighting our customers,” said Melissa Reiff, Chief Executive Officer of The Container Store. “It’s the perfect time of year to spread joy and holiday cheer by treating travelers to free gift packaging during the busy holiday travel season!”

The Container Store’s wrapping experts will also be sharing professional gift wrapping tips with travelers, including demonstrations on how to create an easy pom-pom bow. In addition, The Container Store and Southwest Airlines will give away prizes every hour to travelers in the gate area through a gift wrapping challenge, trivia, games, and more.

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 category. The company originated the concept of storage and organization of retailing when it opened its first store in 1978. Today, the retailer has 86 store locations nationwide that each average 25,000 square feet. The Container Store has over 11,000 products - many of them multifunctional - to help customers save space and, ultimately, save them time. Since its inception, the retailer has nurtured an employee-first culture and couples its one-of-a-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® 17 years in a row. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered and the retailer’s new lifestyle blog, Container Stories (containerstore.com/blog). To find out more about The Container Store’s unique culture, Foundation Principles and devotion to Conscious Capitalism, visit the retailer’s culture blog at www.whatwestandfor.com or read Chairman & Co-Founder Kip Tindell’s book UNCONTAINABLE: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives (available at The Container Store, www.uncontainable.com and anywhere books are sold).

About Southwest Airlines Co.

In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 53,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest proudly operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and eight additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season.

Book Southwest Airlines' low fares online at Southwest.com or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.

Source: The Container Store

The Container Store

Melanie Graham, 214-405-4827

megraham2@containerstore.com

or

Southwest Airlines

Media Relations, 214-792-4847, Option 1

swamedia@wnco.com