The National Retail Federation has announced that Kip Tindell, The Container Store Chairman and CEO, has been elected chairman of the NRF board of directors and chairman of its executive committee. Tindell was elected at the board of directors meeting held Sunday in New York during NRF’s 104th annual convention and expo.
A long-time partner and supporter of NRF, Tindell has held past positions on the NRF board, including most recently as first vice chairman of the board, chairman of the finance committee and treasurer from 2012-2014.
“I can’t fathom spending my career doing anything but retail,” said Tindell. “I believe with my heart and soul it’s the world’s greatest profession and I cannot tell you how thrilled and honored I am to have this opportunity to give back to this industry that has brought so much joy and fulfillment to my life.”
“NRF, its staff and the industry at large will benefit greatly from Kip’s dedication, professionalism and leadership over the next two years as we already have for the time he’s been a part of NRF’s board of directors,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay.
“We are honored to welcome our new chairman and our newly and re-elected board members as we continue to work with Capitol Hill on policies that directly impact one of the biggest industries in the world, while simultaneously learning more about the constantly-changing retail landscape,” Shay continued.
Tindell will serve a two-year term alongside Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSNi, who was elected vice chairman of the board. The two will join Shay to comprise the NRF’s leadership team.
“I look forward to elevating what makes us great as an industry and in turn, making businesses better, our communities better and our country a better place to live and to work. What’s good for retail is good for everyone,” said Tindell.