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Doug Rauch Added to IDDBA 17 Speaker Lineup

Madison, WI — The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association™ (IDDBA) added Doug Rauch to the speaker lineup at IDDBA 17. Rauch’s presentation is titled “Food Waste: The Bigger Issue.” IDDBA 17 runs June 4-6 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. 

As Trader Joe’s past president, Doug Rauch helped transform a company that started as a 7/11 knockoff become the hottest retailer in America. He developed their prized buying philosophy, created its unique private label program, and wrote and executed the business plan for expanding Trader Joe’s nationally.

In 2008, after 31 years with Trader Joe’s, Rauch “graduated” to focus on several social challenges he is passionate about. He is currently CEO of Conscious Capitalism, which looks at how four specific tenets—higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture—can simultaneously build stronger businesses and improve society.  He was also a recent senior fellow at the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, where he focused on the challenges of food waste, hunger, and obesity. Out of this fellowship he became the founder/president of Daily Table, a unique, nonprofit retail concept designed to bring affordable nutrition to the food insecure in our cities

Learn about the larger issues behind food waste, how we use food as consumers and innovative approaches on what we can do to address this growing problem.