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Crate and Barrel

Chain of upscale home furnishing stores.

Headquarters: 1250 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Employees: 7,500
CEO: Gordon Segal
Subsidiary of Germany's Otto Group

Website: http://www.crateandbarrel.com

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Crate and Barrel operates a chain of upscale home furnishing and kitchen goods stores with 160 locations across the U.S. and one in Toronto. The company operates under the name Euromarket Designs and is a subsidiary of Germany's Otto Group.

Crate and Barrel stores are known for their selection of contemporary furniture, linens, tableware, cookware, rugs, curtains and lamps. Products can also be purchased online or via catalogs.

The company also operates CB2, a furniture concept brand with two stores in Chicago and one in New York and San Francisco.

History

The first store was founded on December 7, 1962 by husband and wife team Gordon and Carole Segal when they opened a home and kitchen store in the old town of Chicago. The enthusiastic couple showcased affordable gourmet cookware and contemporary housewares.

The store would become a tourist destination of sorts in Chicago. Young people started living in the style they were becoming accustomed to. By 1971 there were several Chicago area Crate and Barrel stores including a first suburban mall store. Others would open in 1977 - Boston, 1982 - Dallas, 1985 - San Francisco. In 1990, the company's flagship store would open on Chicago's Magnificent Mile.

In 1998, the Otto Group acquired a majority interest in Crate and Barrel. The Otto Group of Hamburg, Germany is the world's largest mail-order company.

Benefits

Full-Time Benefits

Compensation
Competitive Salary
Referral Incentive Program
Direct Payroll Deposit

Balancing Work and Life
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays
Paid Bereavement
Paid Jury Duty
Paid Maternity and Adoption Leave
Dependent Care Tax-Free Flexible Spending Account
Flexible Schedule
Business Casual Work Attire

The Picture of Health
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits
Associate Medical Reimbursement
Medical Tax-free Flexible Spending Account
Paid Sick Days
Family Medical Leave
Stop Smoking Program
Crisis Line

Planning Your Future
Profit Sharing Plan
401(K), immediate rollover option
Life Insurance (company-provided)
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (company-provided)
Supplemental Life Insurance

Discounts
Crate and Barrel
CB2
Land of Nod
Special Discount Events

Success Track
Promotion from Within
Extensive Education and Development Programs
Recognition and Incentive Programs

Part-Time Benefits

Compensation
Competitive Salary
Referral Incentive Program
Direct Payroll Deposit

Balancing Work and Life
Flexible Schedule
Paid Vacation (after 5 years)
Stop Smoking Program
Crisis Line
Business Casual Work Attire

Planning Your Future
Profit Sharing Plan
401(K)

Discounts
Crate and Barrel
CB2
Land of Nod

Success Track
Promotion from Within
Extensive Education and Development Programs
Recognition and Incentive Programs

Updated March 8, 2010