Tupperware (TUP) is the name of a home products line that includes preparation, storage, containment, and serving products for the kitchen and home. In 1942, Earl Tupper developed his first bell shaped container; the brand products were introduced to the public in 1948. Tupperware develops, manufactures, and internationally distributes its products as a wholly owned subsidiary of its parent company Tupperware Brands. It is marketed by means of approximately 1.9 million direct salespeople on contract. In 2013, the top marketplace of Tupperware was Indonesia which toppled Germany as the second. Indonesia's last year sales were more than $200 million with 250,000 sales persons.