A Brief Biography
Doug is the Founder/President of Daily Table, an innovative nonpr0fit retail grocery concept designed to bring truly affordable nutrition to the food insecure in our cities through utilizing the excess, wholesome food that would otherwise be wasted at growers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers, and through special buying opportunities. Daily Table currently has four retail stores in the Boston area, and a fifth opening next month in Salem, MA.
Doug spent 31 years with Trader Joe’s Company, the last 13 years as a President, helping grow the business from a small, nine-store chain in Southern California, to a nationally acclaimed retail success story. He was instrumental in developing their prized buying philosophy, their unique private label food program, and wrote and executed the Business Plan for expanding Trader Joe’s nationally, successfully leading the expansion to the east coast in 1996.
He graduated from Trader Joe’s in 2008.
He serves on the board of Sprouts Farmers Markets, and several other for profit and non-profit organizations. He is a founding board member and was CEO for 6 years of Conscious Capitalism Inc., an organization dedicated to the practice of business as a force for good.
Doug was a Senior Fellow at Harvard University in their Advanced Leadership Initiative. He was inducted into the Babson Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs in 2015, and was awarded the James Beard Lifetime achievement Leadership award in 2018.
He is a resident of Newton, MA.