Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The History of Tupperware

Tupperware has a fascinating history. The company was founded by a man named Mr. Tupper. The year was 1942. Mr. Tupper began manufacturing plastic containers. His inspiration for the famous Tupperware seal came from the lids of paint cans.

In 1946, Mr. Tupper introduced Tupper Plastics. The company began with 2 products, the Bell Tumbler and the Wonderlier bowl.

Brownie Wise was given a set of Tupperware products and loved them. She then began brainstorming and wrote to Mr. Tupper asking for permission to sell his products via direct sales/home parties. Mr. Tupper said yes, although he had no idea what she was going to be doing.

In 1951, Tupperware was officially pulled from retail stores and Brownie Wise was hired as Vice President and General Manager for the new Tupperware Home Parties.

In 1997 a survey by HFN Magazine ranked the Tupperware brand the third most recognized name in home furnishings in the United States, and in 2005 the same magazine ranked Tupperware the most recognizable name in the food storage category in the United States.

In 2001, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum awarded Tupperware the "National Design Award for Corporate Achievement" in recognition of its outstanding design. Tupperware remains the standard in food storage.

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