Former Trader Joe's President to Address Fancy Food Show

Doug Rauch, former president of the Monrovia, California-headquartered Trader Joe's retail chain and chief executive officer of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., will speak about his latest venture, Daily Table, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City next month.

Daily Table is a pioneering retail venture designed to provide healthy meals at fast-food prices, fresh produce and other items to people coping with hunger. The first location opened in April in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Doug Rauch headshot 200x258Doug RauchRauch's session, "How to Do Good While Doing Well in the Marketplace," is part of a full menu of seminars and workshops at the show, North America's largest trade event for the specialty food industry. Owned and produced by the Specialty Food Association, the exhibition takes place June 28-30 at Javits Center in Manhattan. The session is scheduled for 10-11 AM on Monday, June 29.

Also in the line-up is Suzy Badaracco, who will discuss food and flavor trends across generations and examine the difference in consumer behavior between various age groups.

"Thought leadership has become a growing part of our show and our culture," said Ann Daw, president of the Specialty Food Association. "Every year we strive to present speakers who provide new insights into what drives our industry, which is constantly evolving."

Show seminars are designed for all levels of the specialty food trade, from newcomers curious about turning their recipes into a business venture, to veterans who are looking to create a succession plan. Highlights include:

  • The Basics – The Business of Specialty Food – full-day workshop for beginners
  • How to Succeed in the US Specialty Food Market for International Companies
  • Finance Your Business – four-hour workshop
  • Price it Right: Using Costs to Create Real World Price Sheets
  • The Theater of Retail: Understanding Consumer Experience with Kevin Kelley
  • Non-GMO: Go or No Go? A Roundtable Discussion

Learn more at specialtyfood.com.