Ex-Trader Joe’s exec speaks

Thousand Oaks resident John Shields, former CEO of Trader Joe’s, will speak at the Corporate Leaders Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tues., Nov. 9 at Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at California Lutheran University.

Shields served as chair and CEO of the specialty retail grocery store chain from 1988 to 2001. His topic is “How We Reinvented a Company.”

Under his leadership Trader Joe’s grew from 27 to 174 stores and from $132 million t...

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