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Doug Rauch to headline IFE joint general session

Doug Rauch is co- chief executive officer at Conscious Capitalism, an organization that looks at how four specific tenets — higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture — can simultaneously build stronger businesses and improve society as a whole. He will deliver the keynote at the 2017 International Floriculture Expo, Global Cold Chain Expo and United Fresh joint opening general session June 14, according to a news release.

Rauch previously spent 31 years with Trader Joe’s Co., the last 14 as a president within the company. He is also the founder and president at Daily Table, a nonprofit retail concept designed to bring affordable nutrition to the underserved in our cities.

DOUG-RAUCHDoug Rauch“We are thrilled to have Doug Rauch as this year’s joint general session speaker,” said IFE’s event director, Christine Salmon, in the release. “Trader Joe’s has been influential in the floral industry, thanks to their commitment to innovation and dedication to consumers.”

Rauch will share lessons learned and perspectives from his 31 years at Trader Joe’s, as the company grew from a small, nine-store chain in Southern California to a nationally acclaimed retail success with more than 340 stores in 30 states. all across supply chains.”

The IFE 2017 joint opening general session will take place on June 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. The event is open to all attendees of the IFE, Global Cold Chain Expo and United Fresh.