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Value Village

10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  

Our vision is to provide our customer with the best selection and shopping experience of any thrift store in the world.

With more than 250 stores in three countries, and aggressive expansion plans, Value Village is the largest for-profit thrift retailer in the world. Founded in 1954, Value Village has developed a differentiated and proven business model that delivers compelling economic and competitive advantages over traditional retailers. This model provides Value Village’ customers with unique merchandise at extremely attractive values while concurrently providing a reliable earnings source to fund the charitable activities of numerous not-for-profit organizations (“Non-Profit Partners”).

Through our innovative “Thrift Department Store” concept, we provide our customers with fresh high quality merchandise, updated daily, in a department store environment. Value Village’ stores average approximately 23,500 square feet and are clean and well lit with attractive fixtures, racking and cheerful décor. Stores are professionally merchandised with items neatly organized by department, product category, size and color. Departments for men, women, children and other merchandise categories are prominently marked to enable the entire family to easily locate their desired shopping area. Value Village’ broad product offering includes apparel (with an unlimited possibility of brands) and hard goods (such as furniture, electronics, books, shoes, jewelry and one-of-a-kind vintage items), which combine to create a treasure hunt shopping experience.

Our global mission is centered on creative partnerships between three diverse industries: retail sales, non-profit organizations and recycling. We take pride in working with our community partners and in protecting the environment.


The genesis of the creative and successful Value Village business model was in 1954, when founder William O. Ellison opened his first store in San Francisco, California. Mr. Ellison's grandfather and great uncle, Ben and Orlo Ellison, were instrumental in building the Salvation Army's thrift organization in the 1930's and '40s. By 1970, the San Francisco store became a chain and its headquarters moved north to the Seattle, WA area. Savers, Inc. went international in 1980 when it opened its first Canadian store on Hastings Street in Vancouver, B.C. called Value Village. In the last 50+ years we've grown to more than 200 stores, and have paid over a billion dollars to our non-profit alliances, while achieving positive sales growth totaling over 550 million dollars. Savers, Inc. is the parent company of TVI, Inc. doing business as Value Village Stores, Inc., Savers, Village des Valeurs, Savers Australia Pty, Ltd. and Savers Recycling, Inc. We employ more than 10,000 team members throughout the United States, Canada and Australia and have an optimistic plan for future growth.

  • Merchandise Discounts (30-50% off)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Pay
  • Sick Pay
Core Values

  • Embrace honesty, integrity and ethics in all aspects of our business
  • Provide benefits for our community through our charity alliances and recycling efforts
  • Offer our customers the best selection of resale goods
  • Recognize that Team Members are the source of our success


To provide our customers with the best selection and shopping experience of any thrift store in the world.

Contact us
Savers/ Value Village
11400 S.E. 6th Street, Suite 220
Bellevue, WA 98004
Telephone: (425) 462-1515
Fax: (425) 451-2250