There are two things that people never leave behind at a potluck: their kids and their Tupperware. Seriously, have you ever seen anyone repark the car to fetch the lid to the "Tall Entree" GladWare container they brought to the party?
Heck, my mom's kitchen cupboards are still stocked with '70s-era "burping" bowls in avocado green and citrus-orange plastic drinking cups. (Our neighbor, Dotty, was a Tupperware Lady.)
Tupperware is more than just some plastic container to keep leftovers fresh for the next couple of days. It's such an icon of its product category that -- like Kleenex, Xerox, and Band-Aid -- "Tupperware" has become a synonym for any old food storage container.
So Alyce Lomax and I decided to dig into the company - Tupperware Brands Corp. - to see if the company stock has what it takes to remain fresh in today's economy. Here's our take on this investment idea. (For more details, see our Tupperware write-up on Fool.com.)
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