8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
July 19, 2017
Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5
Wednesday Opening Keynote: Doug Rauch
For the millions of shoppers who can’t drive by a Trader Joe’s without stopping for that one house brand treat they can’t live without, Doug Rauch, Trader Joe’s former National President and the visionary behind many of the retailer’s most beloved products and practices, is the name they never knew but the man they should thank. For the followers of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Rauch is a thought leader and a pioneer. In this session, Rauch will talk about what he learned in 31 years at Trader Joe’s and how he is taking that experience to transform America’s corporate culture. He will also talk about his latest Daily Table, a non-profit retail project that combats food waste while feeding shoppers on a budget, with perfectly edible food that would otherwise end up in the landfill.